I've never really wanted children of my own (sorry mum) and when I see my friends with their new babies, running around like loons, feeding, nappy changing, searching desperately for childcare, preparing meals, pulling their hair out and barely sleeping for years, I realise how much I enjoy my freedom... but I think running two challenges at the same time this month was perhaps a little like having my own precious brats... or at least one child of my own with my Random Recipes and then looking after a friends... hosting Sarah's Forever Nigella challenge was a privilege but boy did it keep me on my toes... every day, just as I thought I could relax... 'ping' would go my email telling me another entry needed attention...
... I'm really not complaining, it has been a joy to host and well, just look at the results... some stunning entries, so colourful and fresh... well done to us one and all!
and don't forget to tune in to June's seaside edition of Forever Nigella #6 'Sea, Fish and Eat It' which is hosted by Kat at Housewife Confidential.
and so first to the post was Jude from A Trifle Rushed with this great Salad Nicoise from Nigella Express
Michael from Me, My Food and I made this stunning Griddled Aubergine Salad from Nigella Bites
the tenacious Aida from the brilliant Sniff and Snort went completely left-field and made a fruit salad she found on the Nigella website.
Ren from Fabulicious Food made this lovely Lentil & Walnut salad with Feta and Roasted Salmon from Nigella Express
Jenny from Domestic Angel of the North made a Chinatown Chicken Salad which she found in Kitchen
Rebecca, from Rebecca Bakes Cakes made this Red leaf, Fig and Serano Ham Salad from Nigella Express... she calls it her WIGIG salad but you'll have to read the blog to find out why!
Debby from Cooking Up A Storm in a Teacup went for this lovely Lentil and Walnut Salad from Nigella Express
Bea from For The Love of Food made this wonderfully fruity Anglo-Asian Lamb Salad from Nigella Express
Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen has made this really simple but super-tasty Rainbow Rooms Carrot and Peanut salad from Forever Summer
Lucy from The KitchenMaid has given us this fab Ginger Fruit Salad from Forever Summer... I will be making this this weekend!
Liz from That Skinny Chick can Bake made this brilliant Greek Salad from Forever Summer... I love a good Greek Salad and this one is so pretty don't you think?
HRH Sarah at Maison Cupcake has honoured us with her Golden Jubilee Chicken salad from Forever Summer... nice one Sarah! x
Helen from Half a Pot of Cream went for two excellent salads from Kitchen, I particularly love the Chinatown Chicken Salad with it's tortilla chips but I could also handle the Quick Chick Caesar too!
Elizabeth from A Girl in Her Kitchen went a little left field and made a simple Honey Mustard Dressing for us to dress all our salads with!
Amanda from Dancing Veggies went all veggie on us with this lovely and summery Chipolte Salad with Tomato Bean Salsa
Josie from Cumin in the Cupboard made this lovely, fresh and fruity Grilled Chicken and Mango salad.
Lo81 from A Taste of my Life made this very pretty Avocado and Smoked Salmon Salad taken from Feast
Aveen from Baking Obsessively made this Lentil and Walnut salad from Nigella Express... they come with some great retro looking photo's, well worth a look
next was C from Cakes Crumbs and Cooking and she made this lovely Moonblushed Tomato and Goat's Cheese Salad from Nigella Express
and then today we got this double whammy from Yummy Chunklet with Nigella's Antioxidant Fruit Salad
and of course, let's not forget about little old me and my Pea, Mint and Avocado Salad from How to Eat
and don't forget to join in next month....
... and now I can sleep!