#header-inner { text-align: center; width: 660px; margin: auto; } CAFÉ SALVATION: LEON

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


It has taken my every last square inch of will power (how does one measure will power?  Inches?  Ml? Grams? Hmmm....) not to eat this week's Headliner, Chicken, Pumpkin and Butter Bean Stew.  Hearty but not heavy, warming but not blow-your-head-off spicy, comforting without you even realising you're being comforted...it's exactly the right dish to be serving at this time of year.  And I have the wonderful people at Leon to thank for it.

If you haven't bought a Leon book yet, then do it now.  There are a few to choose from but I think my favourite is the first,  Leon: Ingredients and Recipes.  The folk at Leon believe in 'food that tastes good and does you good'.  Reading this book for the first time was like finding my culinary soul mate.  I found myself frantically nodding in agreement whilst silently reading the intro.  And the books are a joyous experience in themselves, with pull-out pantries to get your nose tucked in to and snippets and soundbites from the recipe originators or members of the team.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed with your purchase and you'll find yourself hankering after more (I'm currently wishing for Allegra's latest, perhaps for my birthday at the end of the month, darling husband?).

Here's the rest of this week's specials:


Sweet Pepper and Tomato Soup
Served with a hunk of bread £4.50

Chicken, Pumpkin and Butter Bean Stew
Served with bread: £5.50
With Sides or Salads: £6.50
Diced chicken thighs, marinated in mustard, honey, chilli, garlic, fennel and oregano and cooked with Pumpkin and Butter Beans.

Fennel and Cherry Tomato Crumble
Ottolenghi’s delicious creamy fennel with thyme and cherry toms.

Delicious balls of chickpeas, coriander, cumin and garlic.

Lemon and Garlic Chicken
A Salvation Staple – chicken breasts marinated in lemon and garlic; great with salad or in a sarnie/wrap.

Parsley Mushrooms
So simple but so tasty – and mushrooms are packed full of goodness!

Happy Carrot Salad
Just looking at this salad makes us smile: carrots, raisins, chilli and garlic, topped with our simple Salvation dressing – lemon and olive oil.

Pasta with Basil and Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Homemade pesto from home-grown basil.

Camargue red rice salad with quinoa, pistachio and orange
A great, low G.I salad with apricots and rocket.

The Salvation Staple Salad
Green leaves, fresh herbs, tomatoes and cucumber.
Lemon Yoghurt
Sweet Chilli Sauce
Chilli Yoghurt
One Headliner + One Salad + a bit on the side = £5.50 (unless otherwise stated).
One Headliner + Two Salads + a bit on the side = £6.50 (unless otherwise stated.  Add £2.50 per extra headliner).
Taster Plate (one of each ‘Headliner’ + a bit of every salad + a bit on the side) = £6.50

*We’re so sorry – we can not guarantee that any of our products are nut-free.

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