Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Herbs 

Quinoa salad with cranberries and herbs

Protein Punch Everybody appreciates quinoa these days… Not only is it a versatile grain, gluten free, but also it is a chameleon ingredient that packs a protein punch. You can create variations of this salad by incorporating a wide range of alternate ingredients in order to give it a Mediterranean flair. Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Herbs…

Barley Salad with Green Olives and Toasted Walnuts

Barley Salad with green olives and toasted walnuts

Spring loading One of my favourite grains is barley, a wonderfully versatile little gem with a rich, nutty flavour that you can treat like rice or millet, as it has a pasta-like consistency. I love preparing this salad, adding some green olives, crunchy walnuts, raisins and fresh chives, with an uplifting dressing of virgin olive…

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Spring Peas, Avocado and Basil 

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Spring Peas, Avocado and Basil

A Little Gem… Packed with goodness, it only takes a small amount to fill you up with B vitamins and good protein. Add a  combination of seasonal vegetables and herbs and you got yourself a new recipe each time. Fresh peas and avocados, paired with basil, chives and fresh onions…Dressed with lemon, mustard and maple syrup,…

The Evergreen Dressing

The Evergreen dressing

Green Day This evergreen dressing is versatile recipe.. It can be used  on salads, especially over lettuce, or as a light spread on  bread. Served next to grilled chicken smoked trout or salmon. This recipe is also shared in my  book Sandra Loves ,  . The Evergreen Dressing Ingredients 10 large flat basil leaves 3 tablespoons chives, chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro,…