Cherry Tomato & Butter Bean Salad

Cherry Tom & Butterbean salad

It really is too hot to spend too long in the kitchen at the moment with this hot weather – not that I’m complaining as it will soon be cold and raining.  This salad is so easy and quick to make and is firm becoming one of my favourites to have made up and ready in the fridge to have as a side with grilled chicken, steak or even just on its own.

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Frozen Yoghurt Berry Pops (Dairy Free)

Froyo Berry Pops

 

One thing is for certain with me, I always have berries either fresh or frozen, in the house.  I can’t get enough of them, they’re like nature’s sweets.  I eat them on their own, with yoghurt, on salads, porridge, smoothies, and now this little creation!

For this recipe I used a mixture of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries but you can stick to just one type of berry or use a variety.  As some berries are lovely and sweet at the moment, I added a little honey at a time as I didn’t want overly sweet yoghurt pops.  I used coconut yoghurt in this recipe as I much prefer it over soy yoghurt.  The coconut yoghurt I use is lovely and thick, similar to Greek yoghurt so if you can eat dairy I’d suggest using Greek yoghurt or full fat natural yoghurt.

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Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad

Salads are so easy to throw together and there are such a variety of ingredients available nowadays.  It used to be a salad was a bit of limp lettuce, a tomato and some cucumber and perhaps some cress!

There are no rules when it comes to making a salad, use whichever lettuce you like or try a salad without lettuce.  Add whichever vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds you have at hand and you’ll come up with a great salad.  This is what happened when I created this salad.  I hadn’t been to the shop but I had some roast sweet potato in the fridge (I often roast or steam a batch of vegetables and keep them in the fridge to snack on or for salads), a lone pomegranate and some other salad items that needed using.  I also had a tin of mixed beans in the cupboard that I added too.

Sweet Potato & Pom salad

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Iced Fruit Tea

Fruity Iced Tea

I love a good cup of tea, especially in the morning.  My morning brew has to be regular black tea with some almond milk but during the day I’ll drink fruit tea, green tea and right now my favourite is matcha tea with almond milk and ground cinnamon – it sounds a very random combination but give it a try it’s really good.

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