roast vege quinoa salad

Roast Vege Quinoa Salad

This is a very easy, quick and delicious salad. A little bit the flavour profile of a ratatouille but without the tomato and instead of being stewy, the veges are caramellised on the outside and goey on the inside. There are only a couple of tricks to it: Roast in a hot oven to avoid […]

Zucchini, Feta, Lemon and Herb Quinoa

Quinoa is basically couscous for celiacs, so in that sense it’s pretty versatile – it’s more about what you put with it than the quinoa itself. This is just a just a decent starting point: It could be changed up in many different ways, or swapped around depending on what you have available. Having said […]

Panzanella: Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad

Panzanella: Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad

I realise that this is well out of season, but as a couple of weeks ago I was home in New Zealand, happily eating this in my parents front yard I had to share it. Panzanella is a classic Mediterranean salad, and so has all the classic Mediterranean flavours: basil, garlic, olives etc. But tomatoes […]

Not from the day of the story but you get the idea.

Shaved Fennel Salad

Today has been the example of what a great summer day can be in Helsinki. Went for a long walk in the morning, had an awesome gluten-free breaky (apologies, Finnish only, but I recommend if you’re in the area), stopped at the local farmers market and bought a bunch of fresh veges. Then some friends […]

Not too heavy and pretty damn tasty.

Harissa Quinoa and Grilled Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad

Quinoa is couscous for Celiacs. And like couscous, it’s pretty bland unless you flavour it with something. Harissa is a good something. Combine that with some grilled still warm veges and a citrus vinaigrette and you’ve a pretty damn tasty slap-up lunch. Harissa Quinoa 2T Harissa 2C quinoa 4 spring onions a handful of fresh […]

Yum and pretty healthy - except for perhaps the cheese and onion jam.

Goats Cheese and Caramelised Red Onion Salad

As we have laughed many times with another meat-eating food-nerd friend of mine, goats cheese is the steak of the vegetarian world. Which would make this “steak and salad”. For vegos. The sweet onion jam and the salty goats cheese balance each other wonderfully here. one 1-2cm thick goats cheese (cherve) “round” per person i.e […]