Crackers a la Tenaz – pre-wine, from what’s available in the fridge and garden, and on the table
Crisp herb crackers, topped with a garlic cheese spread, sprinkled with mixed nuts and chia seeds, then layered with a slather of spicy red pepper jelly (so good, so fresh from the farms and greenhouses of Fraser Valley) and topped with a bright sprig of mint (so green and minty, it has to be the air of British Columbia).
A lovely end to a gorgeously cold and sunny day.
A reprise of an earlier meal, but better each time, and the pictures speak for themselves !!
Mango & Kiwi Salad
Herbed Mozarella with Beef tomatoes and Basil
Photographs by A Thomas except pix of mango sorbet, borrowed from http://www.babble.com
Parsi Eggs aka Khagina
- Onions, sliced
- Green chilis, de-seeded, diced
- Couple of cloves garlic, minced
- Bit of ginger, minced
- Eggs (as required – we used four)
- Salt and pepper
- Plenty of fresh coriander, chopped
- In hot olive oil, saute onion, garlic, chili and ginger to a golden brown, making a ‘nest’ in the pan.
- Break the eggs carefully in, over this, close with a lid and let it set and cook.
- Season with salt and pepper, garnish with coriander.
Serve with a multi-grain bread, sausages on the side, Easter Orange marmalade, grape jam … and cups of hot coffee !!
‘Left Over’ Roast Chicken Sandwiches
A no-brainer ! Too sated for dinner, so carried over to breakfast and sustenance for long car journeys …
- Roasted chicken, flaked and mixed with chopped capsicum and mayonnaise
- Toasted / not toasted bread
- Arugula, herbs from the herb garden, spritzed with olive oil, salt and pepper
- Chopped apples
- A sprinkle of mixed nuts
- A knob of cheese – whatever’s going …
Assemble and enjoy with tall glasses of cold mineral water a la Nilgiris (and pop a lactose bacilli pill while you’re at it !)
One of the most satisfying ‘lunches’ on the food programme.
The nutritionist asked me what I would like to eat and when she suggested sausages, I practically prostrated with gratitude. And a whole wheat tortilla, she said.
Got big, fat, juicy chicken-baked apple sausages (and she could even out the calories somewhere else during the day), grilled them, doused them with zingy mustard, smothered them with grilled onion rings and wrapped the whole lot up in a hot tortilla.
Bliss comes in many forms, especially when you finally feel you are not ‘dieting’ or ‘re- balancing’ !!