Monday, June 6, 2011

Rocketfruit salad

Breakfast: A selection of awesome pastries and jazz from The Rooster - thanks Andy!

Lunch: A much-needed energy bowl on soba noodles with spring rolls from the ever-fabulous Fresh

Dinner: Leek and potato soup (thanks Putin!) with rocketfruit salad - rocket (or arugala if you're North American), feta, raspberries and shaved pear with a splash of balsamic vinegar

This weekend we had a big expo at work, which meant too much fun, not enough sleep and a much-needed excuse to go to Fresh on Spadina. Their energy bowl on soba noodles is exactly what I needed at 6pm on Saturday!

My good friend Sian requested some summery salad recipes to be featured, and here's a great one. It's light, flavoursome (thanks to the rocket) and a little bit lovely because of the feta. I am a cheese fiend though, so feel free to dispense with the cheese if you're vegan and replace it with pine nuts, which are just as luxurious and also go well with balsamic vinegar.

You'll need:
(Feeds 2)
2 handfuls rocket (arugula)
1 pear, shaved (or cut into very thin wedges)
1 handful raspberries
feta cheese
a splash of balsamic vinegar

Throw the rocket, shaved pear and raspberries in a bowl
Toss with balasmic vinegar
Crumble feta on top

I'm not going to tell you how much cheese to use - no human should limit another's cheese usage. Just use caution and try not to become addicted.

Interestingly, pears are one of the least allergenic foods along with lamb and rice, so if you do break out in a rash after one, you should feel quite special - if itchy.

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