All posts tagged: vegan food

Vegan Rainbow Marinade Salad

If you’re a regular, you’ll know I recently announced that I am venturing in to six weeks of veganism after watching Vegucated. It’s a challenge that I’m wholeheartedly embracing not only for my body (and the animals of course) but also my brain, nothing could kick me vigorously in to learning more about plant based foods than making them the only thing I can eat. So in all my recipes for the next six weeks I’ll be including new things I’ve learned about ingredients and their health benefits, alongside killer tips for doing vegan. Speaking of, I have some questions for devout veganists, scroll right to the bottom of this post to go all Hermione on me. Quinoa is my new favourite thing, I think I discovered it on Oh She Glows, the blog that introduced me to the very concept of food blogging. Kind of boring alone, but unbeatable with a glug of good olive oil, a generous amount of garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice. I liked it before, but its about …

Chicory Green Salad

There’s something about Spring that makes me want to pack as much green in to my dinner as possible, a fresh meal to compliment the fresh air. This is potentially borderline obsessive compulsive green but as the great Ron Swanson once said, “never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing” I don’t want to say this is a whole-ass green salad because I feel like that doesn’t have quite the right ring to it, but I’m sure you get my drift. Chicory is a real good’un, it reduces inflammation in the body, supports digestion and speeds up your metabolism – its also full of antioxidants. You’ve also got some cucumber in there with a nice high water content, my loyal friend avocado, and a pear makes a curveball appearance. This one’s really good for you, if you’re going hardcore detox vibe you can skip the dressing, but I drizzled it with mustard vinaigrette just after taking the picture. Serves 1 1/2 pear, sliced with a peeler (any kind, I don’t even know what kind I used) 1/2 …