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Melissa’s Soup Toppings you’ll love

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  As a self-confessed soup lover, I am always looking for ways to add extra flavour, crunch and excitement to my soup. So here are 5 ways you can spruce up yours: 1. Halloumi Croutons:   not technically “croutons” as there’s no bread involved but these are delicious cubes of crispy fried halloumi. Simply chop, fry in a little butter or oil & cook to your desired crispiness.  Get the recipe. 2. Make a fridge raid herby drizzle:  Whizz up any herbs or left over salad leaves you’ve got that need some love with some olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice & a little salt in a blender & drizzle on.  Try this recipe. 3. Roast some veggies:  Depending on what soup you’re making, you might like to roast a little of what you’re using for ultimate texture & flavour on top. I love roasting kale or any discarded cauliflower leaves for extra crunch.  Try this. 4. A drizzle of olive oil/yoghurt/kefir:  I love adding extra swirls to my soups and particularly

Jasmine’s 6 Supreme Summer Salads

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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

Jasmine’s 6 Supreme Summer Salads

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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