Sides & Salad Recipes

Cumin and Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Cumin and Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas

This easy cauliflower dish can be served as a main meal or as a side. The crunchy and slightly spicy taste will be a crowd pleaser. You can drizzle with tahini dressing, tzatziki or garnish with coriander. The perfect winter side dish to get ore vegetables into your day!  Ingredients (serves 3-4)  1 head cauliflower, florets…

Halloumi, Pumpkin and Spinach Salad

Halloumi, Pumpkin and Spinach Salad

This delicious, colourful and nutritious salad will be a great lunch idea or side dish for a main meal. The roasted honey pumpkin gives it a sweet flavour which matches nicely with the salty Halloumi.  Ingredients (serves 2)  100-120g Halloumi, sliced  4 handfuls of spinach  250g pumpkin, chopped into small chunks  1 tbsp honey  1…

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

This is an easy, nutritious and tasty work lunch recipe that can be prepared in less then 10 minutes. Add any seasonal vegetables and whiz up a quick dressing like our famous green dressing or an easy one such as apple cider vinegar, mustard, lemon and olive oil.  I made a large bowl of this…

Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots

Fall in love with carrots again with this simple recipe! These carrots are tender, bursting with flavour and are the perfect side dish to any meal!  Ingredients  500gms carrots, washed and and cut in chunks  3 garlic cloves, sliced  1 tbsp olive oil  1 tbsp Manuka honey  3 sprigs thyme, chopped  salt/pepper  Method  Preheat oven…

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

Homemade pesto is as versatile in the kitchen as canned tomatoes! You can add it to so many dishes like stir-fries, pasta, chicken, into your platters or add it as a topping for toast or into your wraps! If you are wanting to make this pesto vegan, just leave out the parmesan. You can use…

Raw Coconut Fish

Raw Coconut Fish

This amazing fresh and tasty fish dish will go great as an appetiser, main or side meal with any summer favourites. The key is to get some fresh fish, whether this be catching it yourself or to go to a trusted seafood market that has good quality fish available.  Ingredients (serves 4-5)  500gms fresh fish,…

Mexican Salad

Mexican Salad

This easy to prepare Mexican salad will not take you longer then 20 minutes to whip up. Use any leftover vegetables you have in the fridge and add to salad. I used the El Paso Taco Seasoning mixture as it is so yummy, alternatively you can use a combination of paprika, cumin and salt.  Ingredients…

Blackbean, Beetroot & Quinoa Patties

Blackbean, Beetroot & Quinoa Patties

This recipe is easy to master and is a great vegetarian option and full of fibre, protein and flavour! The raw beetroot give them a deep magenta hue that makes them irresistibly beautiful. Serve in a wholemeal or paleo bun or in between two eggplants like I did!  Ingredients (makes 8-9 patties) 3/4 cup cooked…

Ginger Green Beans and Onions

Ginger Green Beans and Onions

This simple, tasty and refreshing side dish is great for the summer or winter when you feel like some green beans. This recipe results in green beans that still have a bit of crunch to them. Ingredients (serves 4) 300gms fresh green beans (cut in half with the ends cut off)  2 tbsp olive oil  1…

The Perfect Roast Potatoes

The Perfect Roast Potatoes

Nothing beats perfectly crunchy and crispy potatoes. Potatoes are a great side dish with any main meal really- you just cant go wrong! This recipe takes a little longer then normal to cook but be patient, they are worth it!  Ingredients (serves 4) 500-700gm potatoes (washed and peeled and cut into small chunks) 1/4 cup…

Pomegranate & Pecan Salad

Pomegranate & Pecan Salad

This pomegranate salad is the perfect blend of salty with sweet. The powerful health benefits of pomegranates are so under-estimated! They are one of the most strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory rich fruits around! Don’t waste the pomegranate and only use the seeds, you can use the peel and leaves too. This salad will be a…

Beef Bone Broth

Beef Bone Broth

One of the major nutrients in bone broth is Glutamine. Glutamine is an amino acid that has been well researched and has shown to be beneficial in healing and repair within the body. Glutamine is great for your gut, connective tissue, bones, tendons & ligaments and muscle repair/ growth. The body seems to utilise glutamine in…

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Zoodle Salad and Roast Chickpeas

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Zoodle Salad and Roast Chickpeas

This refreshing summer time dish will be a hit amongst your family or friends! This is packed full of protein, fibre, B Vitamins and antioxidants! This dish does actually make your plate look like a rainbow!  Ingredients (serves 4)  4 small chicken breast 2 courgettes 2 carrots  1 beetroot  50g feta 8 sun-dried tomatoes 4…

Cucumber & Strawberry Mint Salad

Cucumber & Strawberry Mint Salad

This refreshing summer salad will go great as a side to BBQ’s or any other main dish. This takes less then 5 minutes to prepare and contains no more then 5 ingredients!  Ingredients (serves 4-5)  1 whole cucumber, sliced very thinly  1 punnet of strawberries, cut in half or quarters 1/2 cup mint leaves  3…

Avocado & Cashew Dressing

Avocados are in season so you better make the most of them! This easy, nutritious and creamy dressing goes really well to add to coleslaws, homemade burgers and any other summer dish.  Ingredients (6 serves)  1 avocado  1/2 cup cashews Juice from 1 lemon  1 tbsp apple cider vinegar  1/2 cup parsley  3/4-1 cup extra…

Broccoli, Bacon & Walnut Salad

Broccoli, Bacon & Walnut Salad

When broccoli is in season- buy heaps! You can chop into small portions and freeze for future use or roast up a huge batch and serve with your meals throughout the week. Broccoli is so nutrient dense and so yummy! This quick and easy summer salad will make the perfect side to BBQ’s or any…

Green Dressing

Green Dressing

This amazing, tasty and nutritious green dressing will be your new favourite! This dressing is packed full of Vitamin A, K, E and C, fibre, zinc, Omega-3 and magnesium! Add to any salads, patties, stir-frys, pasta dishes and many more! Once made, this can be stored into the fridge for up to one week!  Ingredients…

Grated Beetroot and Carrot Salad

Grated Beetroot and Carrot Salad

This quick, tasty and fresh salad will be the perfect side dish for any main or great lunch option to take to work! Make a large bowl of this to bring to work for the week. Ingredients  3 beetroot, grated 7-8  carrots, grated 1/2 cup chopped parsley or mint 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup sunflower…

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