- 250g butternut squash, chopped into small chunks
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 120g pack thin-stemmed broccoli, cut into small pieces
- 250g cooked quinoa
- Small handful coriander, leaves picked and chopped
- Small handful mint, leaves picked and chopped
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- 50g pomegranate seeds
- 20g pistachios, roughly chopped
- 1 small ripe avocado
- Juice ½ lemon
- Handful sprouts (alfalfa or china rose sprouts are nice) or baby herb leaves
For the dressing
- 1 tbsp. tahini
- ½ small ripe avocado, stoned, peeled and roughly chopped
- Small handful coriander, leaves picked
- Small handful mint, leaves picked
- Zest and juice ½ lemon
- 2 tsp. clear honey or maple syrup
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking tray with parchment.
- Tip the butternut squash onto the tray, drizzle with olive oil and season well. Roast for 20 minutes, then push the squash to one end of the tray, add the broccoli to the other end and drizzle with olive oil. Season and roast for 10 minutes more.
- Meanwhile, make the dressing. Put all the ingredients in the small bowl of a food processor; add 1 tbsp. water and a pinch of salt. Blitz to make a loose dressing, adding a little more water if necessary.
- Tip the cooked quinoa into a large bowl. Add the herbs, spring onions, pomegranate seeds and pistachios. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil, season and toss everything together. Add the roasted veg too.
- Divide the salad between two plates and drizzle over the dressing. Halve the avocado and remove the stone, then slide a dessertspoon between the skin and flesh to remove it in one piece. Place on a chopping board, rounded side up, and thinly slice. Squeeze over the lemon juice, then slide a knife underneath and lift half the avocado onto each salad. Top with the sprouts and grind over a little pepper.
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I’m a nutritional therapist, author, blogger, teacher and mum. I studied at Oxford University from 1999-2003 and have an MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. During my degree I became fascinated in the workings of the human body at a cellular level – how what we eat effects the genes and proteins in our body, how the immune system works and how cancer develops. I’m interested in the science of nutrition. I apply my scientific training when I read information about nutrition and I never believe something I read unless I can see evidence to back it up.
I’ve always had a passion for nutrition science, I’ve been writing about nutrition and health for several years and I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2017. I’m also a Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach and Mindfulness Teacher.
I currently live near Tunbridge Wells with my husband, 3 beautiful children and a gorgeous whippet called Millie! When I’m not working I love foraging, reading, Pilates, cooking, making herbal medicine and going for long walks with my family and my dog.
At the core of my work is a simple question: how can we live better, healthier & happier lives? I hope you’ll join me on a quest to discover the answers.
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