This simple summer salad can be a side or a full meal. I love having it with a couple of soft boiled eggs on top for lunch – so delicious I kind of want to lick the plate. Maybe have, this is a safe private place for my confessions right? It’s really easy to throw together and tastes delicious.
We’re getting a little trashy today! Buffalo chicken for the win. I love love love spicy things and buffalo chicken wings are the bomb. But they’re also not great for you… So I’ve tried to lighten things up a little here with a baked, not fried version of them. And they’re not wings, because I figured they weren’t going to be easy to eat in a salad bowl and this is essentially a ridiculous chicken salad.
I finally tried a slightly different way of cooking tofu and I’m such a big fan! It’s like eating chicken schnitzel – really! I’m clearly excited about this and you should be too. You’ll probably see this rendition popping up again but for now it’s finding a place in a noodle salad bowl and you’re going to love it.
Yes, yes poke is raw fish and this is a vegan recipe. As per usual I’m and playing it fast and loose with the food rules and calling things what I feel like. The steamed and marinated beetroot stands in for the raw fish in this ‘poke’ rendition and it’s full of fresh, light flavours.
The matcha tinted brown rice in these bowls is topped with flakes of steamed salmon and a cucumber, sesame, mint and pickled ginger salad. The matcha, ginger and fish are such a delicious combination with a beautiful balance of salty sharpness.
This year I’m making an effort to mix up some of the more complicated recipes I do with really simple ones. Things with shorter ingredient lists, less processes and less time required to make them. Because I don’t want healthy to feel hard for anyone! I’ll still be writing things that have a few more processes and things because it’s also great to challenge oneself – just not every night of the week, right?
I love a salad bowl. Clearly. And at this time of the year a grilled chicken salad is what I feel like eating most of the time. This is also delicious with a boiled egg or some haloumi (seared in a non stick pan) instead of the chicken if you’re into a more vegetarian vibe.
Chipotle Tofu Bowls? Heck yes I’m in! You all know by now that I love ‘bowl food’ and have probably caught on to my love of Mexican too (recent enchilada and tortilla soup posts might have hinted at this..). If you’ve really be paying attention you may also have noticed that I’m getting into the occasional serve of tofu too.
How was everyone’s week? I hope it was full on sunshine, wonderful people and delicious food. Let’s work on making next week all about that too shall we?