12 Delicious Winter Salads

12-delicious-winter-saladsAre you fed up with all those heavy cold-weather meals? Fancy something a little lighter after the Xmas feasting, that is still super tasty and yet easy to prepare? Well, look no further… today I want to share with you a round-up of 12 delicious winter salads, based on seasonal ingredients, which will definitely help to lighten things up.

baby-kale-and-roasted-cauliflower-salad-with-pomegranatesBaby kale and roasted cauliflower salad with pomegranates

chickpeas-pomegranate-salad-with-lime-dressingChickpeas & Pomegranate Salad with Lime Dressing

hearty-radicchio-salad-with-roasted-potatoesHearty Radicchio Salad with Roasted Potatoes

kale-and-clementine-winter-saladKale and Clementine Winter Salad

lemon-garlic-roasted-brussel-sprouts-with-zucchini-and-pomegranateLemon Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Zucchini + Pomegranate

roast-beetroot-salad-with-lentils-fennel-and-blood-orange-in-a-blood-orange-dressingRoast Beetroot Salad with Lentils, Fennel and Blood Orange in a Blood Orange Dressing

shaved-brussels-sprout-and-cranberry-saladShaved Brussels Sprout and Cranberry Salad

vegetarian-olivier-salad-salada-russaVegetarian Olivier salad (Salada Russa)

watermelon-radish-and-spinach-salad-with-barleyWatermelon Radish and Spinach Salad with Barley

winter-kale-beet-saladWinter Kale Beet Salad

winter-salad-with-brown-butter-dressingWinter Salad with Brown “Butter” Dressing

winter-sweet-citrus-salad-with-pomegranate-pistachiosWinter Sweet Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios

 

I hope this small selection will get you inspired. Yes, salads are more of a summer dish but who said we can’t eat them in winter too, especially as they use proper seasonal produce?

What’s your favourite winter salad?

Are you fed up with all those heavy cold-weather meals? Fancy something a little lighter after the Xmas feasting, that is still super tasty and yet easy to prepare? Well, look no further… today I want to share with you a round-up of 12 delicious winter salads, based on seasonal ingredients, which will definitely help to lighten things up.

9 Delicious Walnut Recipes

Walnuts, the nuts of wonder, not only taste amazing but can also provide us with countless benefits. Eating them as a snack is the easiest way to consume a couple of walnuts a day but how about some more adventurous ways of adding them into our diet?

Walnuts, the nuts of wonder, not only taste amazing but can also provide us with countless benefits. Eating them as a snack is the easiest way to consume a couple of walnuts a day but how about some more adventurous ways of adding them into our diet? Today I want to share with you a selection of delicious recipes which incorporate this wonder nut. I hope they will get you inspired.

blue-cheese-tartines-with-apples-arugula-walnutsBlue Cheese Tartines with Apples, Arugula & Walnuts

broccoli-salad-with-apples-walnuts-and-cranberriesBroccoli Salad with Apples Walnuts and Cranberries

butternut-squash-and-pomegranate-kale-salad-with-spiced-honey-walnutsButternut Squash and Pomegranate Kale Salad with Spiced Honey Walnuts

chopped-walnuts-twist-cookiesChopped Walnuts Twist Cookies

coffee-walnut-cakeCoffee Walnut Cake

maple-granola-with-walnuts-and-cranberriesMaple Granola with Walnuts and Cranberries

pear-and-apple-frittata-with-walnuts-goats-cheese-and-honeyPear and Apple Frittata with Walnuts, Goats Cheese and Honey

walnut-banana-protein-pancakesWalnut Banana Protein Pancakes

walnut-sage-cranberry-stuffed-mushroomsWalnut, Sage & Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms

Which of those tickles your fancy?

And if you are in a super experimenting mood, remember walnut pairs well with apple, apricot, banana, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, rum.

12 Delicious Matcha Recipes

12 Delicious Matcha RecipesHave you ever even heard about matcha?

Matcha green tea powder is an amazing source of antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, fibre, chlorophyll and vitamins like vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium; it boosts metabolism, burns calories, calms the mind and relaxes the body… it is truly a source of wonders!

Lately, during my journey towards the new me, I stumbled into the unusual world of matcha. Thanks to Kiss Me Organics I became the proud owner of some Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder of a culinary grade and… surprise surprise… hardly any idea what to do with it next.

Luckily my purchase came with a recipe book, handy hey?

My e-book contained over 50+ recipes for drinks and cocktails, smoothies, breakfast dishes, sweets, breads, pizza, soups, even poultry and seafood. It was becoming apparent to me that this matcha was proving to be both useful and versatile but I was hungry for more… I wanted to know what else I could create with matcha…

I’ve searched the wondrous internet for more inspiration on how to use it. I came across some wonderful recipes which will keep me going all day long.

As it ended up matcha is indeed very versatile and it would seem it can be used in or with almost anything. Currently I am perfecting my breakfast matcha pancake recipe, which I want to make gluten free… it isn’t ready for publishing or even viewing as yet but hopefully it will be very soon… in the meantime I’ve decided to create a recipe round up… just in case you have or are going to discover matcha and end up stuck for some matcha inspiration too.

White Chocolate Matcha LatteWhite Chocolate Matcha Latte
White Hot MatchocolateWhite Hot MatchocolateMatcha Green Tea LatteMatcha Green Tea LatteMatcha Smoothie with pineapple, kale and coconutMatcha Green Tea and Pineapple SmoothieBurmese Steamed Coconut Buns with MatchaBurmese Steamed Coconut Buns with MatchaHomemade Lemon-Matcha Pasta with PistachiosHomemade Lemon-Matcha Pasta with Pistachios
Dippy Egg with Matcha Toast SoldiersDippy Egg with Matcha Toast Soldiers
Green Tea Soup NoodlesGreen Tea Soup Noodles
Lemon Matcha MintsLemon Matcha Mints
Matcha Shortbread CookiesMatcha Shortbread Cookies
Strawberry Oat Matcha MuffinsStrawberry Oat Matcha Muffins
Matcha Macarons with Red Bean FillingMatcha Macarons with Red Bean Filling

Have you discover the wonderfulness of matcha yet?

Have you ever tried to cook with it?

If so, what is your favourite matcha recipe?