Here you get all the pleasure of long drawn out springtimes. Bouncy lambs and big eyed calves. Daffodils here, there and everywhere. Blossoms everywhere you look. (The fact that I live in the countryside here might mean I notice the pleasures of spring more now.)
|Taken this morning as I walked to the shops.|
With nice weather comes the urge to eat summer foods. Well, it does for me. Already we are switching over to salads in this house. I love a good salad. The sun continues to shine here in the middle of England. So I have been pinning new recipes to try.
|Chopped Thai Chicken Salad|
Link to the recipe here.
Great blog with tonnes of good recipes, including lots of vegetarian..
Everything about the above recipe appeals to me, but I am having to work around a child who has given up the eating of meat. (Those people involved in the horse meat scandal here have a lot to answer for!) Therefore I decided to try the recipe without the chicken.
This recipe is so good that I am blogging about it before we have officially eaten it. OMG! The dressing is to die for. A spicy, salty, sour, everything taste sensation. It blends chilli garlic, peanut butter and Asian flavours in a wonderful way. Though I must admit that I substituted the three birds eye chillies (!!!) stated in the recipe for one red chilli. I am no spicy wuss but I want to taste my veggies thanks.
There wasn't a chance I could get my hands on a green papaya, nor a green mango, called for in the recipe. Honestly, I didn't even go to town and look to see if I could buy one quite honestly. I added shredded spring onion, red onion and radishes to the coleslaw mix, along with the cabbage and carrots.
I would love to try this salad with the chicken mixed in, but for now, here is what we have to accompany the Thai fish cakes I have made for dinner tonight.
There just might be slightly less salad than shown to share with the family. I love this stuff!