Thursday, May 22, 2014

Feels like Summer :D

Watermelon Juice!
Love, love, love it! It's all the rage but I've been making it for the last couple of summers. Super easy

Blitz a bunch of watermelon flesh in a blender.
Run the juice through a sieve to strain out the lumps and crushed seed
Pour in glasses, and enjoy!
Add a splash of lemon or lime if you want or turn in into a mojito ;)

Mango salsa! I just adore mangoes, they've been some of my favourite fruit since my early days growing up in Pakistan.
They've consistently maintained their delicious taste even when other fruits have become tasteless these days *sad*

Easy mango Salsa, perfect to accompany some chicken or beef tacos!

2-3 mangoes, peeled and flesh cubed
juice of 1 lime
1/2 red onion, finely diced
A big sprig of cilantro, chopped

It's that easy!
Add some strawberry in for a variation.

A delicious trick for Lasagna is to throw on some blue cheese, I used Blue Haze here from Country Cheese Company and the tang really balances out that richness from all the cheese and sauce, just what I've been looking for!  Inside this lasagna is a layer of oven roasted zucchini and eggplant between red meat sauce and creamy white sauce with layers of smoked fontina. So good!

Roasted vegetables:

 (chop zucchini and eggplant in medium sized cubes, toss with salt, let it sit for about 30 minutes, squeeze out excess liquid, drizzle with EVOO from Olive That! and bake on 400 until nice and roasted)

Cilantro Dressing:

This is perfect on ANYTHING

Lots of fresh cilantro
Lemon Juice
Fresh garlic

Blitz! And enjoy on warm boiled or roasted potatoes or for a "Fancier" option, fish!
A couple of drops of Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Oil. MMMM... 

.. and last but not least, the humble Celery, I forget how perfect (and healthy) a snack if can be.

Dip in some Lebneh turned into a quick little sauce with the addition of lemon juice and fresh garlic, sprinkled with Aleppo peppers, healthy and delicious!

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