Jasmine’s 7 Favourite Organic Pantry Staples

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Happy Organic September!Organic September is an initiative from theSoil Association, who work to raise awareness of the many benefits of consuming organic, whether that be food, farming, fashion or beauty. Supporting organic products goes a long way towards the long-term health of the planet and of our bodies, soI try to buy organic foods wherever I can, especially for the ingredients that I use the most in my kitchen. These are my faves.Duchy’s basmati riceI need to have basmati rice in the pantry at all times — it’s the basis ofkitchari, my absolute go-to meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and plenty of other fave recipes too. White rice is much more digestible than brown rice, but Duchy’s do a brown basmati as well if that’s more your speed. Both are grown without artificial chemicals and fertilisers, and part of the sales benefit The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.Supermarket own-brand or farmers’ market organic eggsA few years ago, I judged the eggs for the Soil Associ…

Jasmine’s 6 Supreme Summer Salads

It’s salad time! I’m not one for craving or missing salads, but when that sun kicks in, I definitely get that salad feeling. With a dish that’s light, seasonal and nourishing, there’s truly something for everyone. Here are some of my favourites that play with textures and ingredients to keep things fresh and delish.

Vata Pakti Bowl: Sautéed Cucumber, Green Beans, Beetroot and Carrot

Designed to ground you when you’re feeling wired, this bowl of sautéed veggies is a great one to wind down from stressful summer days.

Pitta Pakti Bowl: Caramelised Celery, Avocado and Radicchio Salad Bowl (East by West page 144)

Designed to cool you off with that creamy avocado and crunchy veg, this is the ultimate hot summer day recipe.

Kapha Pakti Bowl: Roasted Broccoli, Cauliflower and Aubergine Salad Bowl (East by West page 145)

This bowl is perfect for when you need a bit of a kick — slow, sweaty August days, anyone?

Caramelised Celery, Courgette and Pumpkin Seeds With Mint, Manchego and Rocket

A salad that plays with textures — with caramelised celery, toasted pumpkin seeds and freshly grated courgette, this recipe will soon be a family favourite.

Salad Supreme

If you’re on the market for a refreshing side or starter, look no further than this simple-as-ABC salad with just a squeeze of lemon, a touch of olive oil and a handful of fresh mint leaves.

Fresh Fruit Salad With Spicy Dip (East by West page 68)

Seasonal, local fruit is one of the best parts of summer. This spicy twist on a classic fruit salad is just what you need for a tasty breakfast or afternoon snack.



source https://hemsleyandhemsley.com/jasmines-6-supreme-summer-salads/

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