Monday, October 10, 2016

Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad

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It's not often that I'll order a salad when I'm out- salad bar salads always seem either to shiny (i.e. oily) and if I'm in a restaurant, it's never the most exciting item on the menu. So when we visited Embers Mezze Bar earlier this year, it was a good thing we ordered the banquet- or else I would never have tried the amazing cauliflower and pomegranate salad!

It's a shame the lighting was too dark to get a good photo of the original salad, but it was rather unique in flavour combination of cauliflower and pomegranate. I'm not usually a fan of cauliflower by itself, but deep-fried, it was amazingly moresish and the addition of crunchy almonds and pomegranate seeds made for an excellent textural contrast.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pea and Ham Soup

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With spring well and truly here, my soups and stews which I've been making for lunch have to made way for lighter salads but I thought I'd just quickly squeeze in this delicious pea and ham soup before it becomes too warm to post it!

Believe it or not, this is the first time I've ever had a proper pea and ham soup- having grown up on mostly on mum's Asian soups or very occasionally, our handy collection of tinned condensed soups- which we tend to use for pasta moreso than as a soup anyway.

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