Monday, May 9, 2011


I cooked some Giggly Pig lime and sweet chili bangers / sausages that I bought this weekend from a farmers market. From my taste tests at the market I knew they were quite spicy. What to have with them? A nice big salad with a cooling dressing.

2 generous tablespoons of greek yogurt (I use reduced fat)
3/4 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon lime juice
1/8 teaspoon ginger paste (from the squeezy tube)

Mix together the first three ingredients (love my Aero Latte), then add the ginger. Let them party for awhile and pour it on!

My dinner was one giggly piggy and a big salad of mixed greens, spinach, grated carrot, halved cherry tomatoes, garbanzo beans, chives and parsley from my birthday present herb garden and seeded batch (bread) croutons.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Simple Salad and Dressing

I'm following the Carb Lovers Diet and am really craving the veggies now. I like salad, but the choices of tasty dressing whilst keeping down the fats can be a challenge.

So tonight's salad  was this:
  • A hefty handful of lettuces/greens. Love the rocket in it!
  • Four cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Half a slice of grainy bread, sliced for croutons and baked.
With a salad dressing made of this:
  • 2-3 tablespoons of low fat greek yogurt
  • 3/4 - 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon honey
  • tiny pinch salt
  • tiny pinch pepper
I have one of those battey operated whisks that you can buy in kitchen stores or holiday fayres (As Seen On TV type demos!) It's perfect for blending small amounts of ingredients quickly and effeciently. The dressing, for me, made two sevings. Enjoy guilt free!