Today I want to talk about food. Okay, okay, I want to talk about food every day. Let me rephrase that: today I am going to talk about food.
It is summer here and summer here is hot. Cooking starts to seem less like a chore and more like torture. Sticking needles in your eyeballs kind of torture. Hence the need for quick and easy salads on the days where it’s either that or cereal for the fifth night in a row.
So here are two of my favourite salad recipes that are delicious, nutritious (see what I did there?) and actually manage to fill you up. Note: I never put quantities in my recipes, just go with what feels right.
Rocket Salad (recipe from my sister)
Olive Oil (or cooking oil if you’re like me and are too cheap to pay for olive oil and can’t taste the difference. And yes, I understand that it is extremely unhealthy to do that.)
Lots and lots of salt and pepper
Mix together in a big bowl. Ta-da!
Tofu Salad: Recipe and picture from here. It is modified a little bit because I am lazy and these ingredients are easier to get. But they include how much of each thing you should use, so head on over if yalikethatsortathing.
Tofu (I like to use Chinese soy tofu because it is smothered in soy sauce!)
Carrots (cut however is easiest because I can’t julienne anything)
Soy Sauce (lots! Nothing like getting your weeks worth of salt intake in one easy hit)
Sesame Seeds (it says to toast them, but who wants to spend time doing that?)
Mix together in a big bowl.
And there you have it, my favourite salad recipes for summer. Just a tip though: don’t eat them every single day for two weeks straight. You might not believe me right now, but you will get sick of them and your husband will say 'I told you so'...