Le Menu de Catherine



New Year’s Day Feast Part 1: Pear and beetroot salad, plus a tale of the most tragic journey home

I've always found New Year's Day to be a bit odd. It always begins with one voice in my head telling me to spend the day getting over the festivities of the night before (i.e., playing Skyrim, drinking copious amounts... Continue Reading →


Sweet Potato and Steak Salad

As you can see, I like my steak raw. We treated ourselves and got 3 really good bio grass-fed steaks, the other two I cooked the ol'fashioned way, the recipe for which is coming very soon. The weather is getting... Continue Reading →

Warm Salmon and Chickpea Salad

As I'm making humous for myself and others on a weekly basis at the moment I am inundated with chickpeas, which is not a bad position to be in at all and allows me to experiment more with their protein-y... Continue Reading →

Bulky Chicken Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Take an ol’ faithful and make it yours, and the name ‘chicken salad’ couldn’t really be vaguer as both contributors joyously come is many shapes and sizes. I love salads, especially at this time of year when the right vegetables... Continue Reading →

Salade Méchouia

I think you all know my friend Hayley whom I’ve known since I was 16 through studying French at Sixth Form College (High School), and has since graduated from uni and lived in Paris for 3 years. Hayley loves Tunisian... Continue Reading →

Mangetout and Spinach Gluten-Free Spaghetti

This is an ideal and tasty mid-week meal made with my vegetable of the week: mange-tout! This green is a sign that spring is coming; it can be eaten raw, stir-fried, steamed, boiled and whichever way you choose, it gives... Continue Reading →

Smoked Salmon and Beetroot Salad

“Can you cook with all the colours of the foooooooood?” This is my ‘Pocahontas Salad’, and I don’t mean that it was first prepared in Virginia but is now more commonly made in London, I am referring to, of course,... Continue Reading →

Warm Fragrant Courgette Salad – Gluten Free

  This salad can be either used side salad or a main dish, I decided that this would be lunch for a couple of days so I added quinoa to make it a bit more filling. I really do love... Continue Reading →

Smoked Mackerel and Quinoa Salad

Firstly, apologies for the slightly blurry picture. This salad is incredibly fresh and filling and GREEN, and a very good lunchtime meal. As I said in my post about my breakfasts, on Sundays I make a batch of quinoa (around... Continue Reading →

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