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Favourite Colours: Purple & Green Couscous Salad

“What’s your favourite colour?” is one of those questions which, along with classics like “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, adults don’t get asked much. Which is a shame, because I’m pretty sure that most adults would have a more interesting answer than your average six-year-old. While once upon a time I would have said “pink” simply because that’s what every little girl is expected to say, today my answer would be far more considered. Read more…

Presentation time: Squash Boats with Quinoa Salad

I don’t do a lot of “presentation” with my cooking. In a lot of ways, that’s not really like me; as an art-school girl who went from fashion to photography to interior design, I’m big into aesthetics. But I prefer to rely on a pretty bowl or the natural vibrance of my ingredients to add interest to my meals. I guess I’m just lazy. Read more…

Formula for lunch: Legume salad

bean salad

As might be becoming clear by now, I love a (non-green) salad. Quick to make, versatile and infinitely portable, legume salads are among my favourite. The butter bean version pictured here was yesterday’s lunch, made from leftover cooked beans and gussied up with herbs and cheese. While putting it together, I realized that my salads tend to follow a very specific formula, one that allows for infinite variations on the theme. Read more…