Monthly Archives: November 2006
Check out this adorable Sephora monopoly game
(the only way you’ll be able to convince me to play!)
Another version of my salad, this time with lamb/mint meatballs!
(mixture was kept in the freezer from 2-3 weeks ago when I made rissoles or something)
We’re really starting to enjoy salads for dinner. None of that measly bits of lettuce leaves with not much else thankyouverymuch, I’m talking about homecooked hearty salads that’s healthy and taste fantastic. I never really thought salads could actually be filling and taste good, since my experiences used to be constrained to outside-food. But homecooked salads are SO much better! You can add in whatever you want and use extra virgin olive oil instead of a creamy sauce, for the added extra health-factor.
This time, I decided to try making it with seafood for the first time, since I found a luscious creamy strip of salmon yesterday at Chatswood. Ended up making a Grilled Salmon, Mushroom, Tomato, Cous Cous & Chilli Fresh Salad with a Lemon/Olive Oil Dressing. It meant it was low-carb (which I heard is good for dinner), but had lots of fibre, protein and vitamins. It was also really satisfying and made me feel ever-so-saintly. Then again, I did then proceed to chow down on a Mrs Fields triple-choc brownie with Baskin Robbins cookie-dough ice cream – whoops!!
Salmon, grilled to perfection :D
Cooking mushrooms, onion and chilli
Grilled Salmon, Mushroom, Tomato, Cous Cous & Chilli Fresh Salad with a Lemon/Olive Oil Dressing
Grilled Salmon, Mushroom, Tomato, Cous Cous & Chilli Fresh Salad with a Lemon/Olive Oil Dressing (serves 2)
1 strip salmon, grilled and sliced
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/2 onion, sliced
2 small red chillies, diced
100g cous cous, cooked according to instructions
Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 tsp Lemon zest
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1) Cook mushrooms, onion and chillies in olive oil
2) Mix with salmon, cous cous, tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves
3) Heat extra virgin olive oil with lemon zest very gently until fragrant. Pour over ingredients when cooled.
4) Top with Parmesan and salt/pepper to taste
Shop 6, 272 Victoria Ave
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Ramen Kan’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s always on the cards when we’re at Chatswood, serving cheap great Japanese food. The place is simple, and you go up to the counter to order and pay at the same time, before the food is delivered. Service is prompt and friendly and the food always comes out quickly, a bonus for greedy people like us ;)
Started off with Agedashi Tofu. For $4.90, we got 3 big chunks of tofu, lightly deep friend so it was crisp on the outside but silky on the inside. It came with a generous helping of bonito (fish flakes), and light Japanese soy sauce. Really good :)~
Main was Grilled Salmon with Rice, Japanese Salad and Miso Soup. I’ve had the same dish before, and I don’t remember the salmon being amazing. But decided to have it again because I wanted to be healthy :P THIS time, the salmon was utterly divine – it was really smooth, fatty and silky.. just perfect. A nice, healthy lunch!
Ramen Kan @ Chatswood
Grilled Salmon with Rice, Japanese Salad and Miso Soup
For dessert, Pat & Stick home-made Double Chocolate ice cream
“Rich Belgian couveture chocolate ice cream with a choc-fudge cookie.”
Q: What’s nicer than a Balenciaga bag?
A: A Balenciaga bag with charms!
The problem is, I’m not very creative with making my own charms. Then I realised that I can just pop on an earring – they just hook onto the zipper’s o-ring and voila! Cute charm all set. Plus, it can be really easily interchanged with other earrings.
I’m off to accessorise the rest of ‘em now ;)