This Lemon Chicken Salad with Basil Dressing was basically a throwing together of a bunch of yummy
goodies I was given by Just Organic to review…everything was so fresh and amazing, I didn’t want to do too much to it! I was also given some mung beans which I sprouted with my 4 year old daughter…this is a really fun activity for preschoolers and we didn’t need to wait too long! They were ready to eat in 3 days 🙂
This Vegan Egg and Dairy Free Potato Salad is also soy, gluten and nut free but tastes amazing!
I’m pretty much in love with all things Aquafaba (chickpea brine for those new to this amazing egg substitute) at the moment and I’m having an awesome time playing around with all the different things I can make with it. One of things my eldest daughter loves and hates having to miss out on is mayonnaise so after hearing this goody can be made with aquafaba, I just had to give it a go. Well technically, I had a lightbulb moment the other day that I could make mayo and hollandaise type things with it, only to find out 2 days later somebody else had beaten me to the idea! I also happened to still have new potatoes (obviously not new anymore haha, but they started off that way!) in my fridge from our Summer harvest, so thought I’d see how it went in a potato salad. Pretty good is the answer! I actually can’t really tell the difference between this and mayo made from egg at all, and good news, my daughter just loves it. Miss 4 flatly refuses to try it so no idea about her!
I happened to stumble across an awesome looking salad recipe on Pinterest yesterday:http://www.littlebroken.com/2014/10/19/butternut-squash-and-cranberry-quinoa-salad and thought with a few additions and removing a few unsafe items, it could work for my most allergic 3 year old. Whether she ate it or not is a different story haha! I may or may not have later separated off the ingredients and fed her those 🙁 3 year olds are definitely a special breed….Anyway, so this is what I ended up with, and it was really yummy. I gotta say, very healthy too which is rather unlike me! I’m back studying at uni in a few weeks and I think this would make a perfect lunch to take.
If you are anything like me, you probably think Xmas leftovers are pretty much the best thing ever…because it’s free obviously and also means I don’t have to cook! I mean, I love cooking, but not 3 times a day..every day, for ever-so-slightly-ungrateful kids. Actually my eldest is awesome and loves trying out new things but she is over Xmas Ham. In a major way! So we dreamed up this salad concoction together and it was a big hit, yay! Even my baby thought it was pretty fab: