I have never been a huge fan of neither salads or soups before. When I was a child I disliked them so much that I even bet with my mom that the cauliflower soup tasted so bad that even the cat wouldn’t want it. She was provoked by my behavior certain the cat wouldn’t want the soup so she allowed the cat to drink from the soup, where I triumphantly exclaimed; HA! Now I can’t eat from it, as I can’t eat from the same food that the cat ate from. Needless to say I was sent from the table without more food that night.
Salads were even worse. That was rabbit food. I can still hear my fathers words over the dinner table. No way I’m gonna eat that. That’s food for rabbits! – Poor mom. How was she to convince two kids to learn to like salads when their father was so opposed to it.
However, lately I have started getting a taste for both of them and I have discovered it has ALL to do with the ingredients of the salads. I have certain salads I still don’t fancy at all, but when I make them with the ingredients I do like. They turn out delicious!
My fav. salads are the Feld Salad (french) and the Radicchio Rosso Salad (Italian)
– Use 100 grams of each (or 50 grams of each if you prefer to have less green leaves :D)
1 BIG or several small Red Beets
1 can of Chick Peas
1 Salad Onion or regular Onion cut in small pieces or thin slices to your liking
1 Red Sweet Pepper (Paprika) cut in 2 x1 cm long pieces
1/2 Cucumber cut in cubes
50 grams of Sweat Peas cut in 4 parts each
2 -3 tomatoes cut in cubes
1 can of Corn including the juice from the can
If you are a vegetarian this is it and if you enjoy some good meat you can add
2 – 300 grams of precooked and pre cut chicken .
Blend well and top with
50 grams Nuts / Seeds
Heinz Curry Mango Sauce
Lemon Juice from one lemon
This is a really great salad and feeds 5-6 people if this is your main course and 10-12 if used as an appetizer.
This morning I made myself a tropical omelette for breakfast.
I have this habit of wanting to try out different stuff all the time and this morning I decided to try out a new recipe (invented while cooking of course).
The result was absolutely delicious…
- Fry 1/2 red onion chopped in tiny pieces in olive oil in a hot pan
- Add 150-200 grams of pre-cooked chicken (left-overs from last nights dinner is perfect)
- 3 eggs, stirr while cooking to get them scrambled
- Then add Spices; Salt, Pepper, herb mix (garlic, chili pepper, parsley)
- and 2 table spoons of Santa Maria Tropical Salsa with chunks of mango, pineapple and papaya.
- 50 grams of Arla Tolko Chives cheese to melt in the omelette.
Top with Parmesan cheese.
OK, I do admit that sometimes i have strange desiers to mix and blend stuff that normal people might not do, but at the same time this one turned out fantastic. I really really liked it. It was a lovely sensation of tropical tastes as well as the regular chicken and egg taste. It was lovely with the cheeses on top.
PS: In the nordics Arla Foods is the producer of this cheese. Local variants of this cheese is possible to find in any of the countries Arla distributes to.
The complete list is published on Arlas webpage.
If you cannot find this cheese, I am certain there are lots of other variants that will also taste delicious in this dish!