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Green Dream Sandwiches

One of my new years resolutions was to get out and explore more. I set my self a goal of going somewhere new at least once a month but I’ve become so addicted to visiting new places i’ve been  heading out each week on my days off. One thing i look forward to when i head out on an adventure is lunch. Obviously. There aren’t many (any) healthy plant based food option at gas stations or road houses so i’ve been packing up lunch boxes to tie me over until i get back home. Sandwiches are my go to meal  when I’m heading out for the day and these green dream sandwiches are my favourite! I love the combiation of grilled zucchini, herby pesto and creamy avo sandwiched between to slices of fluffy bread. I add tempeh or tofu to my sandwiches to fill them out but you can tag team them with grilled mushrooms or eggplant.  These sandwiches are a great lunch box filler. They travel well and you can combine them with a few …

Watermelon & Strawberry Salad with Zingy Green Sauce

The first time I had tried a watermelon salad was at a small restaurant where I used to work. I thought they were crazy putting a watermelon salad on the menu. Who would order that? apparently everybody. It was one of the most popular dishes on the menu and we frequently sold out on balmy summer days. The salad was pretty simple. Just fresh chunks of watermelon, rocket leaves and feta drizzled with a pesto sauce but man was it good! The sweet watermelon worked perfectly with the herby sauce and the creamy feta tied everything together making it feel like more of a meal. Obviously, I’ve made my version of this salad 100% plant-based and swapped the cheese for a creamy, slightly spicy tahini sauce, added a few extra veggies for crunch and juicy strawberries because summer is all about fruit. You could also add cooked chickpeas or lentils if you want something more substantial. Not only is this salad a match made in flavour heaven it’s also a  perfect nutritional partnership. The vitamin C from the fruit …

Cajun Sweet Potato & Corn Salad

Cajun Sweet Potato and Corn Salad Serves – 4 as a side    Prep – 15 min    Cook – 30 min     Difficulty – easy Ingredients 2 x medium sweet potato 1 cup of corn (you can use fresh or frozen) 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes  2 spring onions 1 green chilli 2 tablespoons cajun spice mix 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup of coriander coriander For the dressing 1/2 cup cashews zest and juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard 1/2 cup of water salt & pepper Method Preheat your oven to 180c. Chop the sweet potato into chunks and place on a baking tray. Coat with the coconut oil and cajun spice mix. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden on the outside and squishy in the middle. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. While your sweet potatoes are roasting prepare the rest of the salad ingredients. For the dressing soak the cashews in 1/2 cup of water for 15 – 20 minutes set aside …