With temperatures likely to be up over 40oC for much of the country this week, summer is well and truly here!
Time to break out the light and refreshing recipes.
Taboulleh was always a favourite of mine back before out gluten-free journey began, and I really missed it. It's great for when you have a crowd around for a BBQ because it is one of those dishes that is actually best made the day before so all of the flavours can develop.
All I've done is replace the burghul (cracked wheat) in the recipe with quinoa. They make for a great substitute as they have a very similar texture and absorb the flavours really well just as the cracked wheat did.
You can liven it up with extra herbs from the garden too, you don't have to stick with just the traditional parsley. I always like to add a bit of fresh mint and occasionally some fresh oregano too. Lemon balm and lemon verbena are both lovely additions, or you can of course stick with the usual lemon juice and zest.
I always make extra of this as my husband loves it and often takes it to work. I'll usually throw in a tin of butter beans or cannellini beans to add some protein and it soon becomes a meal in and of itself.
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Cindy Kennedy is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner & Clinical Herbalist who lives and breathes Hashimoto’s on a personal and professional level. Her true passion lies in turning gluten and dairy-free living from a restricted diet into a delicious and abundant family-friendly lifestyle.