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Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007, 11:10 am
zil:

Hmmm... this community is kind of quiet, but maybe enough people are paying attention that you can still give me some good advice. I keep getting salad mix in my boxes, and I am so tired of salad.... With the weather changing I find myself seeking out more comfort foods and cold salad just doesn't appeal so much anymore.

I've done the warm goat cheese idea (extremely delicious, but goat cheese is so expensive here!) and tried throwing in things like chicken and almonds, but I feel like I'm out of ideas. Can anyone suggest something interesting to do with salad mix? Maybe something to make it feel a little more substantial?

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
h2_the_foodie

on the cheese note, haloumi, fried in a pan (yes) and then mixed with greens and some tahini and lemon juice and some pumpkin seeds is yummy- i used to get that from a restaurant near us loads.

for substantial salads, why not add some pulses- a half can of chickpeas (fling the rest into some soup or blitz with garlic for yummy hummous) or some lentils, or some flageolot of borlotti beans out of a tin, maybe with some cream? Perhaps on toast?

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
zil

Hm, you know, I haven't looked at haloumi here in the shops. I wonder what the prices are like. I'll have to try that. It sounds good, especially with the addition of pumpkin seeds.... yum! For some reason, in my town, cheese of all sorts seems absurdly expensive. There's no good reason for it as far as I can tell, but it's the case. Very annoying.

I have not historically been a fan of beans and their ilk (something about the texture) but, hey, I hated onions until about a month ago and now I can't get enough of them, so I should try that. And the way you described everything makes it sound so good. Thank you! Very nice ideas.