A beautiful and simple salad

When it comes to taste, there is nothing quite as good as the simple choice sometimes. Actually most of the time I prefer “simple”.

Over-seasoned food and especially salads are a no-go for me! That is why I love fruits in salads. They add freshness and a bit of sweetness, but never a really strong, piercing taste.

My work is really taking off at the moment, and last week was one of those weeks, where I wasn’t home for ONE SINGLE DINNER! Not really ideal, as I really want my baby to grow up with mommys homecooked food, but you win some, you lose some and I know it’s temporary (and if it’s not – promise you’ll remind me of what I just said!?!)

My husband came up with a great idea…

Here in Denmark we have a couple of different cateringservices that offer prepackaged mealplans and one of the companies Aarstiderne (= meaning “The Seasons”, because they cater to the seasons) offer some great organic mealplans. I had mentioned to try it a couple of times during my maternity leave, because I wanted some more us-time, but the timing never seemed to fit…

…and then he just did it! He ordered a mealbox saturday and yesterday it came.

The food looks delicous!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice I put up a picture when I opened the box of veggies. I have NEVER – and I mean never seen such mouthwatering greens – full of color and even scentful.

Veggies from "Aarstiderne", a danish catering company that makes organic mealplans amoungst other things.
YUM!

Today was fish day, some fantastic fried fresh (flat) fish, with small boiled potatoes and a heartsalad and sourcream dressing. Simple and delicous!

Pennie’s simple salad a la Aarstiderne

Serves 2 hungry people as a sidedish

heart salad

fennel

pear

handful of walnuts

How to:

It’s really simple: Cut the stem off the heart salad and place in wedges on a plate.

Slice the fennel and pear very thinly (I used a grater and set it on the lowest setting)

Toss in a handful of nuts

 

As a dressing I make a simple one with :

Lemon peel, lemon juice, honey, olive oil, cider vinegar and some salt and pepper.

The pears add a great sweetness!

 

I would never have thought to serve this salad with fish, but it fits very nicely I must say!

Delicious heart salad with pear, fennel and walnuts. Simple and delicious! Salad, homemade, healthy eating, lowcarbhighfat, clean eating, nuts, greens everyday. www.pennnylane.dk

 

What would you serve as a sidedish for a fish-dish??

Asian-inspired hot smoked salmon salad

Our 3rd week eating strictly LCHF is going great! It’s been a pleasure to fill my body with real food and my hubby is still on board and even enthusiastic! (who would have thought…?)

My husband loves asian food tho, and really misses his rice and noodles, so I knew I had to find something nice for his work lunch.

My husband studies mechanical engineering full time at DTU (Danish Technical University), but because I’m on maternity leave and the funds at home are quite low (it’s not cheap with a baby btw!), he has gotten a “student” job as a teacher at Roskilde Technical College – which also means even less hours at home. And to be sure he keeps his energy levels up – I make him a scrumpcious LCHF lunch every day. (I mean it’s the least I can do for my hubby who works so hard!)

Asian inspired smoked salmon salad. LCHF lunch for my husband. To see the recipe, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

 

A little tip:

Put the salad i a glass jar. It’s pretty and easy to clean. Be sure to put the dressing at the bottom and then the rest on top, that way when you pour it on a plate, the dressing will come out on top (and the salad wont be soggy!)

The perfect way to keep a salad crunchy for school or work. To see more, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

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Asian-inspired hot smoked salmon salad
Asian salad - perfect for one of those loooooong days at work!
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slice cabbage thinly and julienne the squash.
  2. Chop the red pepper into bitesize pieces.
  3. Remove the skin from the salmon and cut into pieces.
  4. Mix the dressing together by adding oliveoil, tamari, lime juice and 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds in a bowl.
  5. Put it all together, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve. (Or put it all in a tight-lid jar for your hubbys lunch).
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Mr. Gordon Ramsay’s watermelon salad a la PenNnyLane

 

I love, love, LOVE Mr. Gordon Ramsay!

His no-BS approach to food and his just goddamn in-your-face sexyness! So when my bestfriend Daniel gave me his Ultimate home cooking cookbook – I was in heaven!

Sooooo many great recipes with a gordon-twist – I LOVE IT!! 🙂

And this recipe is perfect for a light but tasty salad for those warm summer nights or those salty BBQ ribs and meats. Watermelon is actually a great fruit choice if you’re worried of eating too many calories, as stated in this article:

Is watermelon a good choice for weightloss??

Gordon Ramsays Ultimate home cooking cookbook. To read more visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

But the main reason to eat watermelon is because it’s just so DAMN tasty!!

And of course I am in a sharing mood, so here is a Watermelon salad a la Gordon Ramsay with a PenNnyLane-twist 😉

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Watermelon salad a la Mr. Gordon Ramsay
Great sidedish for when you're having a BBQ. It's sweet and savory and still light with loads of taste!
Course sidedish
Cuisine Summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • ½ Watermelon Try to buy seedless or with less seeds.
  • 200 g Feta cheese You can buy cubes or cut them out yourselves. It's ok if they're with added spices.
  • 1 whole Cucumber
  • 2 handfulls Basil
Course sidedish
Cuisine Summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • ½ Watermelon Try to buy seedless or with less seeds.
  • 200 g Feta cheese You can buy cubes or cut them out yourselves. It's ok if they're with added spices.
  • 1 whole Cucumber
  • 2 handfulls Basil
Instructions
  1. Peel and dice the cucumber and watermelon.
  2. Dice the feta cheese and add to the cucumber/watermelon mixture.
  3. Chop the basil and mix it all well.
Recipe Notes

Watermelon salad from Gordon Ramsays Ultimate home cooking cookbook with my own twist. To see the recipe go to my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

Mr. Gordon Ramsays version is with mint, but I actually prefer basil. Try both and see what you like.

Watermelon is tasty and low on calories, so what's not to love?!

This is my favorite salad this season! What's yours??

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Since posting this I was contacted by Helen from Well-being Secrets, who wants to add this recipe to her list of watermelon recipes.

There are a lot of good reasons to eat more watermelon, and Helen has written a great blogpost about it.... you should check it out here.

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