September 9, 2019

My friend bought a bag of lentils and made them ALL not realizing she would have enough to feed a small army. Struggling to find a use she made big batches of soups and an endless supply of granola bars. A+ for effort Hannah! But it got me thinking about my favourite lentil dishes, one of them being this salad. It's perfect for making in big batches and lasts about a week in the fridge so you can take it for lunch or have it a...

August 21, 2018

I know I say most things on the blog are "the easiest" and I want you to know that each time I say it, I truly mean it. If I was speaking to my friends right now, they would all say I am being dramatic, but really it's just passion. This salad is one of those things I make that is easy but gets you praise because of the grilling of the peaches (so fancy) or because of the presentation (sexy). If you don't have a BBQ (or if you...

June 5, 2018

Since my exams finished, I have wanted to do very little. That feeling, combined with my relatively endless free time and longing to socialize, has made finding something to make when entertaining my most challenging decision (yes, I am being dramatic). Enter, fattoush. With radishes, parsley, pita chips and pomegranate molasses, It has enough extra pizazz to make it seem like you thought about what you made while still taking...

December 13, 2017

Whipped feta = one of my new favourite things. Persimmon = one of my old favourite things. This is a great side dish for when you are dining in with a few of your favourite people, it has 5 ingredients and requires no cooking. If you aren't convinced yet, it is also a great way to get people to try new things. I made it recently and realized that persimmon may not be as common in everyone else's lives as it is in mine (but it...

October 13, 2017

I try to keep a few homemade dressings in the fridge at all times to simplify my day-to-day eats. This balsamic vinaigrette is one of my staples, because it tastes good with just about anything (and everything, as above). It will make a big batch and can be stored in the fridge for weeks. 

Total Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Serves 2 (meal size)


For the Dressing:

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1 cup extra virgin olive...

August 3, 2017

Caesar salad sometimes gets a bad rep. Its an easy side to throw with any entree and some skeptics might say it barely qualifies as salad but rather lettuce drenched in a high-fat dressing. I like caesar salad as much as the next person, unless that person is my sister who has this great affinity for this stuff. This dressing is great, because when you make your own dressing you know what is going into it. Enjoy it with the le...

December 12, 2016

During the winter, It seems harder to get my veggie fix in because who wants to eat a cold salad when its snowing outside?! Between the holiday feasts and parties, this warm salad is the perfect addition to accompany the comfort food you might be craving, or to have as a meal itself!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Serves 2


For the Salad

1 bunch of kale (black kale is best, but any k...

July 23, 2016

WATERMELON. Who doesn't love it? After buying giant watermelon after giant watermelon with few mouths to feed, I started to experiment since I had so much of it. This recipe was inspired from various watermelon recipes I have seen and tried this season (especially The Forest Feast's recipe) and it has quickly become one of my all-time favs. Its a refreshing twist on the tomato caprese (another favourite) and it tastes just as...

July 16, 2016

Busy working all summer? Bring the Mediterranean to you! Haha kidding, if only it were that easy. But in all seriousness, this salad is not only healthy, flavourful and refreshing, it is perfect for those of you "batch cookers" who have little time to spend in the kitchen as it keeps well in the fridge for quite a few days (even when dressed). Perfect as a side or for lunch.

Helpful Hints:

  • Too lazy to make dressing? DONT BE,...

May 23, 2016

This salad has been there for me at the best of times and the worst of times. When chaos has distracted me from spending quality time with my grocery store or when I have been soaked by Dublin's constant rain, I often find myself back together with this classic. Somehow my fridge always has the right ingredients to put together this hearty salad. In my take on the niçoise, I omit the anchovies and sometimes the olives (dependi...

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