A delicious and filling salad which makes a light main course, or substantial side dish.
- 1 microwave pottle of “Steamed Grains” (I use a “Super-Grains Multigrain Blend which includes brown & red rice, buckwheat, quinoa and chia”)
- 2 cups leafy greens (lettuce, rocket, baby spinach etc)
- 1 cup sweet grapes (cut in half)
- 1 cup raw blueberries
- 1 cup raw pineapple or apple (cut in chunks)
- ½ cup cheddar cheese (cut into small cubes)
- ½ cup walnuts (chopped)
- 2 tbsp rice bran oil
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Microwave the mixed grains as recommended on the packet then allow to cool while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Toss all the salad ingredients (including the cooled grains) in a large salad bowl.
- Tip all the dressing ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake them well to mix.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and mix gently.
Serves 2 people as a main course, or 4 as a side dish.
Substitute cooked quinoa for grains to make this recipe grain-free / paleo.
Substitute any raw fruit for the pineapple or apple portion.
Substitute cherry tomatoes for the grapes
A healthy recipe for a sweet treat.
- 3 cups shelled, raw walnuts
- 3 tbsp rice bran oil
- 3 tbsp brown rice syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 180℃.
- Put the caramel ingredients into a large saucepan.
- Bring them to a rolling boil then simmer for 1-2 minutes. (If you cook this mixture too long the oil and syrup will start to separate.)
- Remove saucepan from the heat and add all the walnuts.
- Stir very well to coat the walnuts with the hot, sticky mixture.
- Tip onto an oven tray, and scrape all the leftover caramel over the nuts.
- Cook for 5 minutes, then stir the nuts well to coat them again.
- Cook a further 5 minutes
- Remove from oven and scrape onto another tray to cool. Clean the caramel off the tray immediately (or it will harden and become difficult to clean.)
- Once cool, keep the nuts in an airtight jar.
Brown rice syrup is a fructose-free sugar alternative, which makes this recipe ideal for those who are eating a low-sugar diet.
Substitute maple syrup for the brown rice syrup for a sweeter caramel.
Substitute popped corn for walnuts to make this recipe nut-free.