This warm salad is packed with fresh ingredients and is probably a good much needed detox of sorts after Freshers week. The flaours may seem like a bit of an unusual combination, but together they make for a healthier, fresh tasting yet still comforting meal. It's worth putting a little effort into cooking this salad, which is one of my favourite go-to recipes when I want to eat something a little healthier if I've been eating rubbish for a few days, that doesn't compromise on taste. (Recipe serves two, leftovers taste just as good).
In the spirit of detoxing, it's also worth mentioning de-stressing and so I asked a few students who have lived in London for a few years now where they go to in London to unwind and de-stress. Heres what they had to say:
"Portobello market makes you fall in love with London. It's really chilled and it's really different to Oxford Circus or other popular parts of London. It just gives you room to breathe" -Eva (Instagram @eva820409)
"Where do I go to relax in London..? I get out of London! Sometimes it's just good to escape." -Grace
"Primrose hill is one of my favourite parks because I can see all of London and when I go there the city looks so peaceful and I forget all my worries for a while" -Jibin (Instagram @hijibin)
One place I love to go to that really reminds me of why I came to London and helps me de-stress a little is the Victoria and Albert Museum. It's usually busy whichever time you go, but to me that doesn't matter too much. If anything, I like being there with other like minded people that are so interested and in awe of all the pieces on show. And the school children with their faces pressed against the glass remind me of myself when I was first discovering how wonderful art and design can be. Being able to see objects and artworks from all over the world in one place is an endless source of inspiration to me. I could stroll around there for hours. They sell good books too!