Healthy Side Dishes

Brighten up your menu of usual veggie side dishes to something new and exciting.

Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Salad – Taste never gets old

Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Salad - Taste never gets old | hurrythefoodup.com

The Sunday lunch highlight at my Grandma’s place wasn’t the roast for me. Nope, it was the cucumber salad. I know, children might have odd food preferences, but that salad was what I was looking forward to when visiting my grandparents (well, foodwise). Funny enough, when I still had no, …

Read More »

Healthy Sweet Potato Mash – The Healthiest Sweet Potatoes Online

This healthy sweet potato mash recipe was one born out of pure frustration. After looking around online almost every ‘healthy’ mashed sweet potato dish was most definitely not; they’re all covered in cream, slathered in butter or drowned in milk. Or if they avoid dairy then they’re stocked in sugar …

Read More »

Avocado Salad Dressing – Dress to Impress

Avocado Salad Dressing - Dress to Impress | hurrythefoodup.com

It’s time to go back to basics. And this avocado salad dressing is really where it’s at. I don’t think it would be unfair to say many people find salads boring, or that the idea of lettuce and tomatoes isn’t everybody’s dream meal. But what if it could be? What …

Read More »

Supreme Pear Soup – and oh so easy

Supreme Pear Soup - and oh so easy | hurrythefoodup.com

Pear soup with blue cheese is undoubtedly a niche recipe. If you don’t like blue cheese, then you probably won’t enjoy this recipe. If you do like blue cheese then there’s a good chance this pear soup will blow you away. Pear and blue cheese has long been known as …

Read More »

Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Easy Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower - Mediterranean-style | hurrythefoodup.com

I’m gonna throw this out there – roasted broccoli and cauliflower doesn’t get any better than this. If you’re looking for a roasted broccoli and cauliflower dish, then there’s a good chance you’re after the spectacular health benefits of both broccoli and cauliflower. But what if I told you they …

Read More »

Low-Carb Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower - Low-Carb | hurrythefoodup.com

I absolutely love mashed veg when it’s done right. And that’s the key thing here – when it’s done right. If you don’t like mashed veg, whether it’s garlic mashed cauliflower or something completely different, there’s a very good chance you haven’t had the good stuff before. Amazingly, mashed cauliflower …

Read More »

Perfect Scrambled Eggs with Cheese – Ready in 5 mins

Perfect Scrambled Eggs with Cheese - Ready in 5 Mins | hurrythefoodup.com

Some recipes are deceptively simple. Although I first learnt how to make scrambled eggs with cheese when I was about 13, I just really did not know how great they could and would become. Of course, you could just throw some eggs in a pan, launch some cheese on top, …

Read More »

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms – Ready in 20 mins

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms - ready in 20 minutes | hurrythefoodup.com

It’s been so long since I last posted a recipe myself. Babies and motherhood have been keeping me busy. Happy, but busy. However, as Dave and Hauke both hate mushrooms and won’t even eat one, let alone post a recipe about them, I can’t let it go any longer without …

Read More »

Cucumber Raita – Beats the Heat

Cucumber Raita - Beats the Heat | hurrythefoodup.com

Ahh, cucumber raita. A dish as cool as a…well, a cucumber. A cucumber that’s been dipped in yoghurt and kept in the fridge. Refreshing, and certainly pleasing on the palate too. Some people say I’m obsessed with Indian food. That’s not true. I just love it. And think about it …

Read More »

Vegan Tuna Salad – Seafood without the Sea

Vegan Tuna Salad - Seafood without the Sea | hurrythefoodup.com

Well, this is a funny one. If you’re looking for vegan tuna salad, then you’re in the right place. If you came across the recipe by accident, or were curious from the title, then you might want to stick around a little longer. If you were planning to eat real …

Read More »

Beetroot Smoothie – Powerful yet Smooth(ie)

Beetroot Smoothie - Powerful yet Smooth(ie) | hurrythefoodup.com

If you like beetroots, you’re a lucky person. I’ll explain why in a minute. If you don’t, and you’re like me, you might still want to eat beets anyway. Or at least drink the odd beetroot smoothie. Although I was recently convinced by one of our chefs that meals including …

Read More »

Quick Tomato Chutney – Anglo-Indian Cuisine made perfect

Have I ever told you how much I love curry? Oh I have? Well then, I won’t bore you with another post about curry. No, I’ll tell you all about curry’s best friend, tomato chutney, instead. Muahhahhah. So what is tomato chutney? Chutneys have been around for a long time, …

Read More »

Colourful Tabbouleh Salad – All Vegan & Ready in 15 Minutes

Colourful Tabbouleh Salad - All Vegan & Ready in 15 Minutes | hurrythefoodup.com

Tabbouleh salad, Tabbouli, or even Tabouli salad is a dish that’s becoming more and more well-known away from it’s traditional Levantine (Eastern Mediterranean) homelands, and there’s very good reason for that. Made from either couscous or bulgur and seasoned with parsley, tomatoes and a mezze of other flavours, it’s extremely …

Read More »

Vegan Mashed Potatoes – No cream, no butter, all vegan

Vegan Mashed Potatoes - No cream, no butter, just 100% vegan | hurrythefoodup.com

Mashed potatoes rock. Hard. An essential part of so many classic meals, from the British roast to the American Thanksgiving (and a whole load in between) at first sight you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re just a pile of squashed spuds. But don’t be fooled – they’re soooo much more …

Read More »