One of my chosen legume/veg combos for this week’s slow-carb/4 Hour Body meals is French Lentil and Carrot Salad. I thought a basic lentil and carrot salad might be a bit boring, especially without the addition of any sweeteners, so I jazzed up the lentils with spices and ‘ta da!’ they taste great. 🙂 The addition of gomasio works well as it imparts a toasty nutty flavour – toasted sesame seeds or hemp seeds would go nicely too.
I’ve been making a fair bit of mayonnaise recently, and while I’m still not 100% happy with the oil I’ve been using (tried almond oil and EVOO and both are just far too dominant in flavour) adding a lot of lemon juice (i.e. one small lemon’s worth in addition to the amount specified in the recipe) does help if you forgot to buy basic (not extra virgin) olive oil like I keep doing.
Spring is finally here and we’ve had some great bbq weather (i.e. warm days, not too freezing at night) although being Melbourne, it does turn miserable/cold at the drop of a hat (and almost certainly if you forgot to bring an umbrella that day). I’m besotted with Saudi Baharat BBQ Chicken and what better accompaniment and use for mayonnaise, than a ‘slaw.