I received unexpected email from a fellow blogger asking me to send her my postal address as she bought a recipe book and would like to send it to me. I was beyond ecstatic. My very own first recipe book!!!!!
A few weeks later, I received a little note from the post office telling me I had a package to pick up. I was working all through the holidays, so I ask my hubby to pick up for me (picture me trying to explain to him it was a package from a blogger ….)
I rip into it (but not before I got a few pictures – no surprises there) to look for something that would be made during the holidays.
Confession, I looked for what seemed the easiest to make and with ingredients that didn’t sound too exotic. And I found a winner
The rest is history as they say, because I have now found my go to recipe for salads. Healthy (I skip the dressing all together), Yummy, easy to make and not your traditional salad (with lots of lettuce) and the ingredients are readily available…
To give you an idea how much I loved the salad, between 1st and 5th January, I already made it twice and I plan to make it at least one more time before this week runs out 😉
In my usual fashion, I tweaked the recipe the first time I made it (because I knew my friends would refuse to eat uncooked baby spinach, so I steamed the spinach), I skipped the dressing and yellow cherry tomatoes (because I just couldn’t find any) and I bought the cheapest olives I could find (so they were green instead of black as required by the recipe)
The second time, I stuck to the recipe by and large (still no yellow cherry tomatoes and I skipped the dressing again and the parsley this time) and I have to tell you, it does taste even yummier than it looks
Thank you Julia. I love my first recipe book. Now over to look for more things to make.