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Scrumptious Strawberry Salad

Recipes Posted on Sun, May 20, 2018 19:34:12

There is nothing quite like fresh strawberries!

Here’s a lovely way to infuse their sweet deliciousness alongside some of your garden greens. If you’re growing your own garden greens go grab them for this recipe!

Serves 4 -6

What you need –

4 cups of mixed greens: Any combination of your following favourites Romain, Iceberg, Spinach, Kale, Arugula, Dandelion, Rapini, Chard etc
2 cups chopped cooked chicken (optional)
2 cups Strawberries
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/4 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese (optional)
1/4 cup sliced almonds

You can also add some protein to this recipe. Cooked chicken would be my top pick!

Tare your green mix, chop your strawberries and onion. Add everything in your salad bowl, mix once or twice and it’s ready to eat! If you fancy a dressing to go with this tasty number see my suggestion below.

Dressing suggestions:

Balsamic pairs really well with strawberry. You can make a strawberry balsamic dressing to really enhance the flavour profiles.

To do this you’ll need –
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup balsamic
1/4 cup Olive Oil (The tastier the better! I love extra virgin!)
1 garlic clove, finely minced

Blend all of these ingredients in a food processor or with a magic wand (take your time and use a deep bowl so you don’t splatter yourself!)

Sprouts at their best!

Recipes Posted on Sun, May 20, 2018 19:14:11

Perhaps an unlikely favourite but I love sprouts! And I reckon even I didn’t love these mini looking cabbages I’d probably still enjoy this yummy recipe.

What you need –

1lb Brussel Sprouts
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1/3 Cup parmesan cheese
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Pepper

Start preheating your over to 425 degrees. This recipe is super quick to put together so get your oven on!

Although it’s more work I like to slice my sprouts in to slices a couple of millimetres thick, alternatively halving them works just fine. Add the sprouts, Olive oil, Salt, Pepper and half of the parmesan in to a bowl and mix together. Spread on a baking tray and pop them in the over at 425 degrees. I check them every 10 minutes until golden brown. I sprinkle the remaining cheese on top for two minutes or so until melted.


Dandelion Butter

Recipes Posted on Sun, May 20, 2018 18:59:48

Dandelion Honey Butter…. Utterly Butterly Scrumptious!

It’s super easy to make and a great way to integrate these delicious blossoms in to your diet.

Here we go. All you need is –

1/4 Cup of dandelion blossoms. No stems!
1/4 Cup Butter of your choosing. Unsalted is probably tastier for this recipe
3 Tablespoons of Honey

Allow your butter to warm to room temperature so it’s a tad softer. Then pop your honey in with your butter and begin to whisk it vigorously – best options probably a fork! Then for the pretty dandelion petals and voila!!

It should store in a covered jar for up to 3 months!