Let’s talk bowls…and plates…and a couple of salads…

Bowls and bowls and more bowls…I love bowls…I eat every meal out of a bowl, and thanks to the lovely Gill from Sytch Farm Studios, I now have endless beautiful bowls to choose from 🙂 

If I use a plate, it tends to be a small one, like this gorgeous specimen..

As you can see, I am very much in love with my newest crockery, but that isn’t the only aim of this post…I also wanted to share some of the bowls of fabulousness that I’ve been producing recently…like these salads…

Above, this is a mix of quinoa, roasted aubergine flesh, and tomatoes with lots of my freshly made chermoula…

This was the salad before the addition of the quinoa…it was very tasty, even more so the next day! 

And then came this store cupboard/fridge clearance salad…

This is packed with goodness: quinoa, bulgur wheat, peas, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried barberries, chopped parsley and toasted slivered almonds, with a dressing of pomegranate molasses, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, and all sprinkled with za’atar…

(See the plate?) 

The next day I used up the leftovers and boosted them with grated carrot, lettuce and a nut crumb..

Bowls and bowls of loveliness…and always even tastier enjoyed with a huge dollop of homous stirred through them…:) 

There has been more, lots more happening in my kitchen recently, but I’ll save them for next time and hope that the salads above have provided some inspiration…for now I’ll leave you with more plate fabulousness…

This beautiful hand painted plate was a gift from the lovely Linda for my birthday, along with the olive wood board underneath it, and both are absolutely gorgeous, I’m a very lucky girl 🙂 

Happy May everyone x

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58 thoughts on “Let’s talk bowls…and plates…and a couple of salads…

  1. sallybr

    Well, I love them all, but you did save the very best for last…. WOW! That is one amazing plate! A perfect gift for you, no doubt about it…..

    I guess my favorite shot is the one with the salad pushed a bit to the side, revealing the gorgeous detail of the bowl…. worthy of the cover of a magazine!

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    1. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

      Thank you very much, lovely Sally 🙂 the plate from Linda is so very special, I’m torn between using it, or hanging it on the wall so that I can see it!
      Gill from Sytch Farm adds an ammonite to all of her pieces, it’s her signature, and when you see people that use them (including lots of mega UK chefs I might add) on Instagram, we all tend to place the food so that the ammonite can still be seen. Very cool, and very clever!

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  2. Divine Spice Box

    OMG Elaine this is some beautiful stuff… both your salads and those gorgeous bowls ! I am also just like you when it comes to serving meals – bowls for just about everything ! Don’t you just love when there are random ingredients in the fridge and they mix and match in the most interesting ways for amazing – refreshing salads ! I particularly loved your peas/quinoa/bulgur salad .. looks so fresh and vibrant ! I should try that soon 🙂

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  3. lapetitepaniere

    The look and the color of your tasty salads go perfectly with your new vibrant and beautiful plates. Just love it. I’m so happy, you enjoyed my little plate 😉 Have a wonderful day! 🙂 xxx

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  4. Fae's Twist & Tango

    Elaine, These bowls and the plate from Linda are just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them with us. Your salads are just amazing, each and every one of them. Both the vessel and the contents are masterpieces. 🙂

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  5. Gretchen

    Happy belated birthday. What a gorgeous gift, I,would be torn between using that bowl and displaying it also. The rest of your bowls are also gorgeous, I’m quite jealous. Hubby would have a fit if I started getting more, even if I really do “need” them. Your meals in the bowls are also drool worthy.

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