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.
Colin 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!😋😋😋