I hope you have had a great week! I’m still at the hard landscaping – and no, I don’t have a large garden, it is tiny but we have razed what was there to the ground… It is taking forever and is really, hard work. We have made harder work for ourselves with deciding to have some plastering done and now need to redecorate the whole of the ground floor… 🙂 Onwards and upwards!!!
However, we still need to eat and summer brings amazing produce and thoughts of alfresco dining (who ever says that in real life?), picnics, salads and easy to make food. Eating ripe, in season peaches reminds you how good seasonal produce can be. I always go for seasonal food and avoid air-freighted food. Ultimately seasonal food tastes sooo much better and it is better for the environment in multiple ways.
This week on FriFran I have published…
I love Fennel, Radish and Orange Salad! It is light, zingy, super fresh, seasonal and super easy. Wonderful for picnics – just dress it when you serve to keep it really fresh.
One of my all-time favourite recipes is Mushroom Risotto with Grilled Mushrooms and Tarragon. The risotto itself is a wonderful bowl of unctuous, creamy, rice that has just the right texture to elevate it to grown-up food. Grilling the mushrooms and serving them on top of the risotto just takes the flavour and texture to another level. It is a wonderful, quick and easy meal that also looks stunning.
I say ‘favourite’ about quite a few of my recipes but they truly are my favourites – I do only share recipes I really love and love to cook and eat. They are tried and tested and ‘real’.
FriFran Resource Library news…
The FREE FREE FREE FriFran Free Resource Library is taking shape. You can find the uber-cool, old-school, set of gluten-free | vegan | + plus Recipe Cards. The recipes are exclusive to the download!!! I LOVE them! The recipe cards are so great. They really make me smile.
The FriFran gluten-free | vegan | + plus Recipe Card set will give you a whole weekend (four recipes per day!!!) of exclusive, fabulous, Italian recipes. All you need to do is print the cards (on card – double sided). And ta da!
Check out the photos of the recipes cards – they are pinned to the top of the FriFran Facebook Page.
In the FriFran Free Resource Library you will also find the FriFran free e-book: 10 Dishes in Under 30 Minutes, seasonal produce posters, meal planners and other really useful resources to make your gluten-free | vegan | + plus life a little bit easier.
You can download all the free resources via the FriFran Resource Library. All FriFran recipes are quick and easy gluten-free | vegan | + plus. If you want to sign up to access EVERYTHING – you can sign up here.
I promised you the Resource Library will grow and grow over time and it is taking shape. Do tell me your thoughts on the recipe cards, e-book and other resources and do tell me if there any other titles or ideas you would like to see? I would love to hear from you!
I’m currently working on a new book: packed lunches. I remember my horrendous school packed lunches (baked beans in a flask anyone?). I would love to know what you want from a packed lunch book.
Tell me your packed lunch frustrations/ loves/ needs!!!
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Have a wonderful, sunshine filled, week!!!