Wednesday 31st July 2013

Today has been my day off and I have spent it cleansing the flat and myself ready for a healthy few weeks ahead- unbelievably I am having an alcohol free August!!! And I am starting tonight! I am going to be filled with energy and vitality in no time at all, or that’s the plan….

Colin is at his stocktake so Tonight’s dinner has been a delicious salad, which I can not rave about enough.


Here’s the recipe:

Chicken, Mandarin and Sesame Salad

1 chicken breast, roasted and seasoned, then chopped up

1/2 tin mandarins, in juice

1/2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

Large handful of watercress leaves

1/2 small red cabbage, shredded

1/2 red pepper, chopped

1/2 red onion, finely sliced

Handful salted cashew nuts

Sprinkling of sesame seeds

  • drain the mandarins over a bowl. To the juice add the sesame oil and rice wine vinegar and whisk together.
  • on a large plate place the watercress, red cabbage, red pepper, red onion, chicken, mandarins and cashews. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
  • drizzle over the dressing and serve immediately.

I have made enough for my lunch on my late night at work tomorrow and I can’t wait for it. Massively filling and tasty, and super healthy!

For dinner last night we had some spicy lamb meatballs with a tomato sauce.

ImageColin had requested this dish- unusually for him with lamb mince as he almost always prefers beef, but lamb does go so well with our favourite spice mix of all, ras-al- hanout. And obviously the photo is my dinner, some potatoes for Colin…

Monday night is normally veggie night but I did not get home until late after a meeting so I grabbed some steaks, some chips and a (Waitrose) fresh peppercorn sauce. Lovely, even if I did feel like I was massively cheating. Next time I will endeavour to make my own sauce!šŸ˜‹šŸ˜‹šŸ˜‹

One thought on “Wednesday 31st July 2013

  1. Barbara Thomas 1 July 31, 2013 at 11:23 pm Reply

    Totally with you in terms of the alcohol free August! Though I guess I might succumb on our wedding anniversary!And love the look of the salad. Tomorrow night it’s duck breast + crunchy veg stir-fry with hoisin and spring onion sauce. But, come Friday, your recipe with be in operation. I’m looking forward to it. Bxx

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