This traditional Scottish crowdie cheese is so delicious and creamy and spreads really well on Scottish oatcakes, biscuits or even in a sandwich. Its really easy to make and traditionally was a great way to use up excess milk.Read More
This delicious easy salad bowl was made with a few different varieties of fresh home grown garden kale. Kale is so super nourishing and I love the vibrant green colour of the leaves. My favourite way to eat kale is in a delicious green smoothie but I am also trying to eat and create more salads this summer so I created this delicious kale and salmon salad bowl. I really enjoy a huge bowl of fresh greens for dinner its such a light but filling evening meal. The quinoa in this dish adds a delicious nutty taste to the kale and an extra protein boost too.Read More
Hey everyone! It was so warm yesterday I really fancied a cold salad so I created this delicious salmon salad with a honey mustard dressing. It was served slightly warm and was soooo delicious. You could also have served it up cold if you wanted to.
I used fresh scottish salmon, wild salamon would be best but its quite tricky to get here. The potatoes were boiled then fried in a little butter and the salad was dressed with a simple dressing of yuzu mustard and raw honey. You could use any honey and plain mustard if you wish. It was so delicious!
The yuzu mustard was gifted to me from one of my favourite suppliers of wasabi and yuzu products. I’m just about to put another order in for their products but please check out their link below they are a lovely business and the products are soooo good! You can even grow your own wasabi plant! How cool!
Honey Mustard Salmon Salad
I’ve not added quantities to this recipe because it depends how many people you are feeding. Its very easy to follow without quantities and adjust to your needs. Please just make enough for your own requirements and mix and match the salad item quantities to suit your own tastes.
salt and pepper
thinely sliced fennel
sliced spring onions
apple cider vinegar
whole salmon piece (we cooked enough for four)
yuzu mustard (or djon mustard)
Start by adding some sliced onions and garlic to a deep casserole dish and dot a little butter around the top. Place the salmon on top of the sliced onion and bake in the oven on a moderate heat for about 20-30minutes until cooked through.
Meanwhile boil the cubed potatoes for about 10 minutes and drain. Heat up a small amount of butter in a cast iron pan and fry the potatoes gently until cooked through.
Add the sliced cucumber, sliced radishes, sliced spring onions and sliced fennel to a bowl and a sprinkle of fresh herbs should you wish. Add in a splash of apple cider vinegar, a sqeueeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil. Adjust seasoning to your tastes
Serve up the potatoes as a base, spread some salad on top and flake the salmon on top of the salad. Serve the cooked onions from the base of the casserole dish on top of the salmon and finish with some extra chopped spring onions.
Mix together equal parts of mustard and honey and dot all over the food. Serve and enjoy!
The kids loved this Honey Chilli Chicken Salad recipe and its such an easy recipe throw together recipe its literally made in minutes. You can add whatever salad items you have available in the fridge for this recipe and even serve it with a little crusty bread. Check out this quick recipe in the video below or you can also print out the recipe from this page.Read More
This delicious pasta salad is so easy to make and makes such a filling and healthy lunch for the family. This pasta salad can be made from leftovers in the fridge using up all sorts of foodie scraps. I have listed the basic biulding blocks for this recipe and given suggestions for items you could use to make this dish.Read More
This is a lovely quick recipe I threw together for my lunch while Mary sat and played with her toys. You can also use fresh raw salmon for this recipe but for a speedy lunch I used a pack of Scottish Smoked Salmon. If you wanted to use raw fish it would have to be very very fresh.Read More
I love Mexican food and especially easy mexican recipes! I made this really quick meal tonight for myself. You could mix the veggies up a bit and use your own favourite vegetables. It’s basically some garlic curly kale with mexican flavoured peppers and mushrooms with refried beans, homemade guacamole and homemade salsa. I love using shiitake mushrooms, not only are they super nutritious but they are really meaty and a good replacement for the meaty meals! 🙂 I’ve broken the recipe up as follows:
Red onion finely chopped
Chilies (optional, I left out as the kids were eating it)
Salt & pepper
Chop up all of the cherry tomatoes, blend very lightly if you wish, add in a squeeze of lime, finely chopped red onion, sliced chilies, and chopped coriander and season to serve.
A spoon of salsa
Salt and Pepper
Mash up a whole avocado or more if your making a bigger quantity. Add in a squeeze of lime to your tastes, a spoon of the salsa, chopped coriander and season to serve.
I used tinned mexican beans…mmm…you can make your own by mashing up pinto beans with stock garlic, water and seasonings.
3 Garlic Cloves Chopped
Cook the kale up in a little water with the chopped garlic and onions and simmer until tender. Season to serve.
Mexican Spiced Peppers & Meaty Mushrooms
Red Peppers Sliced
Shiitake or other meaty mushrooms sliced
Mexican Spice Mix
Fry up the peppers, onions and mushrooms in a little olive oil or water and add the spice mix to your tastes. Season and serve.
Serve everything up in a warm wholemeal wrap and enjoy! If you enjoyed this recipe please subscribe to this website for future recipes and my youtube channel for further recipes, holistic health and wellbeing ideas!
Love and Meaty Mushrooms
I used some Lemon Coconut yoghurt to make this awesome and super quick fruit salad with chia seeds and walnuts. Me and the boys shared this after lunch and it was divine!
Chopped up fruit of choice
Coconut flavoured yoghurt or other dairy free yoghurt
Chopped nuts of choice
Maple Syrup (optional)
Basically all you need to do is chop up all of the fruit you wish to use and top with the yoghurt, sprinkle with some chia seeds and chopped nuts of choice and its ready to serve! You could also drizzle a little maple syrup over the top if you wish for that sweet tooth family member.
Chia Seeds are super awesome and have been used for thousands of years. Check out the link below for some further reading!
They are pretty easy to purchase in most supermarkets these days. I bought mine from Tesco but you can get them online also. Click below to buy them in bulk. I find this particular bulk option is cheaper and obviously lasts a lot longer.
Suma Wholefoods Chia Seeds 1 Kg
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Three Easy Salad Recipes
I don’t make enough salads but when I do I really enjoy them! Here are three very easy salads to make at home and they all compliment each other perfectly. These are great as side dishes to a BBQ, Pizza or Greek style dinner night. I just love all the beautiful colours they create together. I’ve provided the recipes below, I haven’t added any specific quantities on some of the main ingredients as it’s always better in this case to tailor the desired quantity to your own tastes and diet requirements. If you wish you can watch the recipe video on Natural Living YouTube Channel with assembly instructions, click on the link below.
Please feel free to print out this page and keep as a reference.
I would love to see your finished creations please post your pics on my Facebook Page ‘AngieMilneNaturalLiving’ (a link to my page is at the bottom).
Now lets make healthy salad!
Pita Bread Salad
Pita Bread (cut into squares and lightly fried in olive oil)
Baby Gem Lettuce (chopped into square shaped bits)
Mint or Coriander (freshly chopped or other choice of herbs)
Red Wine Vinegar (about 2 tbsps)
2 tbsp olive oil (cold pressed & preferably organic)
Lemon Juice (about 1 lemon)
3 Tsps of Za’atar Herb Mix
Pomegranate Seeds (1 Pomegranate)
Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt
Mix all the chopped and prepared ingredients together in a large bowl add the desired quantity of mixed dressing ingredients, season and serve with some additional herbs & perhaps a slice of lemon on the top to make it look all pretty.
Pomegranate Rice Salad
Pomegranate seeds (1 pomegranate)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Chopped Fresh Parsley or coriander
Sliced Red Chillies
Sliced Red Onion
Himalayan Pink Salt
Leave the rice to cool a little, then add in all the ingredients and season. Serve with the other salads.
Tomato and Olive Salad
Freshly chopped basil, coriander or some parsley
Sliced Red Onion
Chopped mixed olives
Lemon Juice (about 1/2-1 lemon)
Olive Oil (around 2-4tbsp)
Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
Mix all the prepared ingredients together in a large bowl, add the seasonings and dressing ingredients to taste and serve with a sprinkle of additional herbs and extra olive oil if necessary.
Pink Himalayan salt…
…has many health benefits and you can even purchase it in larger supermarkets now. Personally I would recommend getting your own grinder and buying it in bulk as it can be over priced in places.
If you click on the image above it will take you to my favourite brand of pink salt. I’ve always used this brand and would recommend it. You can also use a cup of this salt in a hot steamy bath and enjoy the benefits of that. Here are a few links to several further studies and information relating to the healing and health benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt, some of which are referenced.
Za’atar Herb Mix
You might be wondering what the ingredient Zatar is?? Well…its a middle eastern inspired herb mix which you can buy in bulk already premixed. It’s awesome in salads, dressings, stews, bakes and once you have a batch it lasts a long time in the cupboard. I would recommend the Greenfield’s brand of Za’atar. It smells so delish! Click on the image for further details.