Kidney Bean & Chickpea Salad with Spiced Citrus Dressing

  Marion Cotillard (photog. Mario Testino) / via my Pinterest   I feel like legumes deserve an apology from me. For so long the dodgy, mass produced versions of legume salads that lurk in the corners of supermarket delis, constituted the sum total of my legume-salading experience and it put me off big time. I…

Balsamic Brown Rice Salad

Siouxsie Sioux for Dazed and Confused (1999) via Cats with Famous People   Earlier this week I was lucky enough to spend three days hanging out with some of my favourite people at an awesome little bach in the sunshine and slow pace of the Queen Charlotte Sounds. It was so rejuvenating; a stunning part…

Midweek Meltdown Roasted Pumpkin & Chickpea Salad

Image via We Heart It   Oh hell yes. File this one under “salads that make you go mmm”. This recipe features some of my current favourite foodthings: chickpeas, roasted pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds. They come together to create a substantial salad that will fill you right up and get you charging towards the…

Keen Bean Pasta Salad for One

Blue Backpiece by Stasia Burrington   Keen Bean Pasta Salad for One (my photo)   The sun is shining today; it’s one of those days where the air feels like spring is just around the corner. The greys and browns of winter are slowly giving way to green roots and blue skies. This is my…

Single Serve Vermicelli, Carrot & Mint Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing

Image via Ffffound   The first time I tried bean vermicelli was at my primary school in Blenheim, when we were treated to a traditional island chop suey during class one summer’s day. Food: a win, since forever. I remember loving the texture of the skinny, translucent noodles; my experiences with vermicelli from then on…

Three-Way Chickpea Carrot Salad with Fresh Lemon-Herb Dressing

Image via Ffffound |   I offer this belly-rubbing recipe in lieu of the promised post about eating vegan in provincial New Zealand, which was abandoned when I realised that eating vegan well in the provinces involves exactly the same thing as eating vegan well in any NZ city: prepare to do it yourself and…

Mango Salad Duet with Candied Pecans and Raspberry & Lime Vinaigrette

Via Fuck Yeah Dita @ Tumblr   Shamefully, I had never experienced the joy that is mango-in-a-salad until now. Goddamn, people. I have been seriously missing out. This salad is one of those “well, bend me over and call me Nancy” life-changing events. And the pecans, dear lord, the pecans… Yes, the raspberries make the…

5 Minute Maple Cider Green Salad

By Lola Dupre   This salad was our yummy-green-leaves-thing tonight, and it rocked hard. I served it on the side of a winning Lentil-Stuffed Roasted Red Capsicum and Whatever Pasta & Thick Garlic-Tomato Sauce combo. The vinaigrette is bold and tangy with a hint of sweetness. It might just be my favourite salad dressing creation…