Thursday, 9 February 2012

Even though it's cold, I feel like eating salads

Especially as I seem to have added somewhat to my weight just recently!
So Imade a salad from the following ingredients.....
half a leek, chopped finely
a handful of both rocket and lamb's lettuice
Half a little gem lettuice, shredded
Half a hard pear, sliced in half moons
about a third of a cucumber in fine batons
There was some puttanesca sauce left. so I mixed in some more olive oil, and poured that over the greenery, chopped some fresh mint,and then scattered the mint and some sunflower seeds over the top.
 it was very tasty.

Then I made another one,
Some cooked py lentils,with a soy, honey and balsamic vinegar dressing poured over them while still warm,  Two red onions cut into half moons  and some sweet potato in pieces,both  tossed in olive oilsalt  and cinnamon before roasting in a hot oven for 30 minutes.Leave to cool . Salad made with some rocket leaves, and goat's cheese crumbled over  the lentils and vegatables plus a little salt and a grind of black pepper,if needed.

Finally ., my fix on chilli. I really do love chilli!

Some nests of fine egg noodles,(I used two)  Put in a bowl and pour boiling water over them, and leave to cool.
One red  red chilli very finely chopped, 2 shallots finely chopped, a handful of Coriander leaves,
Sesame oil, Soy sauce ,some honey to taste and the juice of a lime. Enough to mix in well, but not be too wet.
Good on it's own ,or with roasted meats.