Category Salads

Supersonic miso ginger sauce

I call this a ‘supersonic’ sauce because it’s so deliciously addictive and full of good things that it will surely give you superpower! I got inspiration from Smitten Kitchen for dressing a bowl of roasted veggies and rice with a sauce that is tangy, savoury with umami and full of gingery spice, then ramped it […]

Thai Som Tam salad

If, like me, you have spent the entirety of December putting all sorts of things into your mouth like lumps of marzipan and entire Stiltons, you’ll probably need a bit of salad by now. My tastebuds received a hammering over the festive period and have gone into hibernation due to lording it up with the […]

Two summer salads

Ah finally! The sun is shining again after weeks of depressing deluges, the heat has rocketed up, and I want to eat salad. So here are a couple that you might like. They’re very easy to knock up, and contain lots of different mouth-popping flavours -  my favourite current obsession is to put fresh pieces […]

Perfect mayo, plus herby potato salad

For years I hated mayonnaise. Well, let me rephrase that. I actually do hate all mayonnaise that comes in a jar. It makes me heave, tasting claggy and processed, leaving a margarine-like taste in the mouth. But about a year ago this old cookbook of my mum’s changed everything, after I learned how to make […]

Fennel and pink grapefruit salad

I’m currently whipping through the sublime second series of Mad Men on DVD. I love everything about it, and the attention to 1950s and 1960s detail is lush. But the food you see the characters eating definitely makes me feel grateful to be living in the Teenies (is that what we’re meant to be calling […]