A Christmas sallad

Do you prefer eating vegetables? Maybe you are not fond of heavy eating?

Although Christmas is over I’ve got for you a recipe for a sallad which can be eaten anytime, with meat or without. Your choice. And it’s super delicious!

All you need are four ingredients:

  • A sallad mix
  • Cooked, yellow lentils
  • Diced, cucumber
  • Pomegranate

The sallad can be served with salmon, meat balls or without any meat at all. It’s quick, healthy, has exclusive look and is super duper delicious 🀀. You can add a little bit of tzatziki on the side. It will balance the nutty – sweet taste of the sallad.

Enjoy !

Creativity in cooking

I always loved to eat. I started experimenting in the kitchen quite young. I think I was around 4 years old when I made a tea and some sandwiches for my mom. Then around the time I was between 5 or 6 years some devilish idea came into my head. ” Let’s bake banana cake” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚… and so I chopped 1kg of bananas and mixed all the powders I saw my mom combining whenever she was baking and put it in the oven in plastic containers. So yeah there I learned that plastic can melt πŸ˜….

But the real cooking started somehow in my teens. When I turned 18 I really started involving myself in the art of cooking, firstly the Polish cuisine but after I met my exhusband I started being skilled in Asian cuisine and today I can make anything from European to Asian and South American dishes from scratch. My taste buds simply gained experience by me eating and remembering how it felt to eat those.

There is a saying that we eat first visually and then the real food. So here I want to focus on the visual part before the tasting part.

Plating your food is a creative way of expressing yourself. It makes cooking so much fun. Maybe its something we can experience for most part in A la carte restaurants but why not do it at home when you want to add the extra feel to your dish and maybe end up putting smiles on your family members faces like I do for my family. Like you can see on the pictures above I love having fresh herbs at home. Something green is always nice to have sprinkled over your food. It adds the freshness to the dish. Then raw vegetables are great. You can use them for carvings of flowers or other decorative features. It takes so skills with knife to cut out things nicely but it will ensure a more beautiful look of the dish.

I personally love to bake and make desserts, make cold dishes and sallads but my kids would gain weight if I daily baked for them and there are not so many sallad eaters in my family so I only do it occasionally. When it comes to my cooking since I lived with an Asian for a long time we have plenty of onions, garlic,ginger and tomatoes at home and it’s always the base for the dishes I make except when I am cooking Thai dishes then I would use fish sauce, oyster sauce and some peanuts at times.

And what do you like about your cooking ? Which dishes do you enjoy ? Are you decorating them like I do? For those that never cooked, why did you not do it?

Three favourites on one plate πŸ½

As most of the people that has been loyal followers of my blog you know I was born in Poland. If you didn’t know then …ta da πŸ₯³ surprise!

Yesterday was one of these days I started craving things. I told Ahad I would go to shop to buy a sallad. At least it was my plan πŸ˜…. But I ended up coming out with some marinated fish in vinegar, dumplings with meat and a blood sausage (my favourite since I remember).

I could eat these things forever. Many people for example are not so into the blood sausage but its one of the best things out there. I used to eat it since childhood. It was one of my grandpas favourites too. I remember often having it with some bread and then drinking tea to it. When it comes to dumplings with meat I wish I had some red beet soup 🀀. It would be so tasty. On the other hand the fish marinated in vinegar is not so bad either. It is mostly eaten during some parties, especially when alcohol is involved or during Christmas as in Poland we do not eat other meat than the one from fish.

I have actually much more dishes which I would like to eat but blending is not always good and besides we should not let our desires controll us way too much. But if you are ever in Poland or even in a household with Poles living there, I guarantee that you may see at least one of these dishes on their table. Don’t be afraid no matter how disgusting some things sound. The food is great. And you can combine it however you want. I for example love to eat mustard to many of the meat products in Poland. I just love to mix salty and sour. But it’s pretty much what Polish cuisine is about too.