Feta Hands

Simple salads

For all those times you're asked to bring a salad and want to do something a little more exciting than the old garden salad. But don't worry, you won't have to spend all day making it - or buy a whole lot of exotic, overpriced ingredients!
Roast pumpkin and carrot salad with lentils and zesty citrus dressing

Roast pumpkin and carrot salad with lentils and zesty citrus dressing

I love the robust, earthy combination of ground cumin and smoked paprika with root vegetables, and in this hearty salad these spices shine through beautifully, tempered by the sweet tang of orange zest.

Today I want to tell you the story of my enchanting New Year's Eve, spent with good friends in a little hut nestled deep in the forest of Mount Aspiring National Park on the west coast of New Zealand. More

Asparagus and artichoke cous cous salad with falafel

Asparagus and artichoke cous cous salad with falafel

My first creation since coming home is packed with the best, boldest flavours – spicy jalapenos, tangy lemon and sumac, salty feta, and fresh spring onions, among even more good stuff. It might look light enough, but the combination of falafel and lentils give this meal some serious filling power. Packed into a wrap or eaten straight from the fork, this meal really hits the spot. Ditch the feta and use hommus instead of yoghurt for an (almost) equally delicious vegan option. More

Lentil, tomato and feta pasta with red onion and basil

Lentil, tomato and feta pasta with red onion and basil

This meal is as quick as it gets, and uses just a small number of fresh raw ingredients. The classic combination of tomato and basil works beautifully with the classic salad ingredients of cucumber and red onion, while lentils add a bit of texture and tie it all together. More