Month: May 2015

beetroot kale salad

beetroot, kale and tempeh salad

So I had my first ever annual physical this week. I was a little nervous because I wasn’t exactly sure of what sort of tests I would have to do, and unlike all the other exams in my life, I couldn’t cram for this one. As I waited patiently in my stylish blue paper gown for my doctor to arrive, my stomach grumbled. “I’m so cold! I’m so hungry!”, I childishly whined. “I want a cookie! I want a pony!”, jested my boyfriend. He wasn’t far off, I felt like I could have eaten both a cookie AND a pony – fasting for tests is no fun. I started to think about delicious things I could eat later that day, but with all these health tests at the front of my mind, I wanted something that was nutritious, and so I decided on a kale and beetroot salad. When I returned home, I popped the beetroots in the oven and after a few longing stares at the oven door, the torture was finally over. The recipe is inspired by a salad I saw in …

cheese crackers

cheese and black pepper crackers

With the arrival of warmer weather in recent weeks, I have been moving out of my bear-hibernation mode and away from rich, hot foods. Lately I have been craving light and simple foods, such as vegetables and crackers with hummus. Serious snacking calls for some serious crackers of course, like these cheese and black pepper crackers. Since crackers to me are what cookies are to The Cookie Monster, I usually make a double batch of these. If you’re a serial snacker like me, you might like to try baking these. I made mine with a mexican cheese blend and lots of freshly ground pepper (which made me sneeze a lot, but it was totally worth). Serve with dips, crumble over soups or nibble them on their own.