Friday, April 10, 2009

Three Salads

Yes, you did read the title correctly. I actually had salads for dinner tonight. The last (hopefully) cold front has left Florida and we are warming up again. I also really didn’t feel like much of a dinner, so decided to just have the side dishes I’ve made recently and some more of my flatbread. Of course, two out of three of these salads you have seen already. The Caponata I am still working on. I will the thoroughly sick of eggplant when it is done. Don’t expect to see any until sometime in May. The Gingery Carrot Salad, is from yesterday. After sitting for a day in the refrigerator, it did develop more of a ginger flavor. Will have to cook the carrots more next time, or maybe use them raw and shredded. There is one salad that is new, the Sesame Broccoli Salad. This is another AllRecipes find and it is another good way to eat broccoli, if you are not crazy about it. The recipe is really simple as well, so great when you need to put something together quickly. It can be eaten warm or room temperature, I prefer the latter. This is also a great dish to bring in your lunch or to a party, since it doesn’t mind sitting out of the refrigerator for a while. However, I would suggest that one runs the broccoli through a salad spinner to get all the water off of the flowerets after cooking them. Otherwise the dressing seems to get a bit diluted.

I went shopping today and found the Turtle Mountain Coconut Milk at one of the other stores I go to. They had it on sale for 2.49 a half gallon, so I splurged a bit and got some. No formal review yet, but I did have a glass of it today just as a test. The best news is that it does not taste like coconut, because we all know that would really limit how useful it could be. The texture is very reminiscent of 2% or even whole milk. I did not mind drinking it plain and cold. Now to try it in a smoothie and on cereal. I got the Original, but they have Unsweetened and Vanilla flavors as well. Don’t think this will become a regular purchase, unless the TeddyBear likes it and I have a job again.

1 comment:

  1. I'm still jealous of that coconut milk ;) and yum! Love the broccoli salad (although I have zero problems just eating it all on it's lonesome).

    Good luck finishing off the eggplant. I do that with foods sometimes too.