Recipes of the Week

We love getting creative in the kitchen and whizzing up delicious new healthy recipes from scratch and are looking forward to starting to share these with you all soon. In the meantime we're going to leave it to the professionals and share a couple of the yummy recipes that caught our eye out there in the blogosphere this week! As we're mid-way through May now and the sun is shining, we've chosen the below with an eye to summer and think they'd all be great for a healthy edge at a barbecue! Happy cooking!


HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY'S CHILLED LETTUCE SOUP

Image: Nick Hopper via Vogue.co.uk

Image: Nick Hopper via Vogue.co.uk

Lettuce has a bad rep and for some reason lettuce soup seems to conjure up images of a pathetic, soggy green mush. No more! We love the makeover the brilliant Hemsley sisters have given to this dish for their weekly Vogue UK blog. As we can start to dream of summer we think this lovely chilled soup will be the perfect dish for chilled out summer barbecues. Check out the full recipe here.


OH SHE GLOWS' MOROCCAN YAM VEGGIE BURGERS WITH CORIANDER LIME TAHINI SAUCE

Image: Ohsheglows.com

Image: Ohsheglows.com

Social situations can be a bit stressful when your buddies don't subscribe to a similar lifestyle and the humble British barbecue is no different! Instead of politely taking a processed hamburger / hot dog whatever simply because you don't want to offend your hosts, why not whip up a batch of these yummy veggie burgers and bring them along with you? You never know you might even convert a couple of people! While the recipe uses yam, as sweet potato addicts we'll probably substitute them instead. Check out the full recipe over at Angela Liddon's great vegan blog here.


NEW YORK TIMES' INDIAN SPICED POTATO + PEA PATTIES

Image: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times (Nytimes.com)

Image: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times (Nytimes.com)

More sweet potatoes and peas - two of our favourite things! This scrummy sounding recipe which Martha Rose Schulman adapted from Suvir Saran, also uses red potatoes in addition to the sweet ones so if you're struggling to find them or want a less starchy alternative have a play around with using just sweet or some other alternatives (there are tons of healthy fritter recipes out there!). Again, we think these could be a great summer barbecue addition! Check out the full recipe here.