Saturday, 29 March 2014

Goat cheese & quinoa salad

 I love this salad. It's full of flavours and it has everything you need to start your day. 
I love those goat cheese balls. For a vegan option I would simply serve this salad without it. It's still delicious. 

Goat cheese & quinoa salad 

1 cup of cooked quinoa  
green salad ( I used peppery baby leaf  and rocket salad)
goat cheese ( I used half of the 125g pack) 
pomegranate seeds
dill, thyme, parsley ( you can use fresh or dry)
1 clove of garlic

Lemon and agave nectar dressing

3 tablespoons of olive 
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of agave nectar 
salt & pepper 

Add the garlic and herbs to goat cheese. Mix everything together with a fork. Put it in the freezer for few minutes. 
Shake olive oil, lemon juice & agave nectar in a jar. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Add more agave nectar if you prefer a sweeter taste or more lemon if you prefer a more sour taste. 
Mix quinoa, green salad, avocado, carrot and pomegranate seeds. Add the dressing, 
chop the hazelnuts, shape the goat cheese into small balls and mix with hazelnuts. 
Add to the salad. 
Have a great weekend! xxx

Friday, 7 March 2014

Breakfast to go

Simple breakfast to go.
All you need is : an old jar, natural yogurt/ soy yogurt, frozen summer berries, granola, 1 teaspoon of spirulina(optional), almonds, fresh blackberries ( or any fruit you like). Have a great day! x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Yummy Falafels

 Crispy, hot and full of flavour. These easy falafels are perfect for party snack or a quick dinner and you only need 15 minutes to make them. Simple and yummy! I deep fried my falafels but I'm sure you could bake them if you preferred the healthier option.

Yummy Falafels
1 1/2 cup of chickpeas (I used the dried ones, soaked in water overnight)
2 cloves of garlic 
1 onion
1/2 teaspoon of chilli
pinch of pepper
1 teaspoon of salt 
1 teaspoon of cumin 
1 teaspoon of turmeric 
1 tablespoon dried parsley ( you can use fresh one if you have) 
1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. 
2. Meanwhile heat up small pan with a dash of oil. 
3. Shape them into small (ping pong sized) balls. Try to fry one for a few minutes. Be careful as they don't take long to fry. Try the first one and adjust the seasoning as preferred.
4.Perfect with pita bread or on their own with sweet chilli dip
. Enjoy!