I have a passion for food and wouldn't hesitate to try any variety. I love spicy dishes and cook everyday. I don't think food has to be difficult, as long as the ingredients are fresh, flavorful and minimal anyone can create a meal which can wow your family or friends. My best advice would be to just go for it and don't focus on what could go wrong or think about a plan B, your first plan will probably work out just fine. I kept the minimal theme going with the recipe I would like to share with you today. Its a spring green salad with apples, goat cheese, candied pecans and crispy prosciutto. I dressed it in a very light white wine vinaigrette and you could also use peaches or pears in place of the apples. The flavors were really great and the sweetness form the pecans and apples were a great contrast to the salty prosciutto and goat cheese.
I'm not really a person who bothers with New years resolutions but I do have some changes and goals for myself in 2012. I would like to eat healthier and lighter, this may be my most challenging as I do like my food! A few circumstances in 2011 made me realize just how short life can be so I would love to be there for others who are more in need of help than myself. I would like to finalise the plans to sell my homemade caramels. Many hours of research and taste testing has went into this project and it's almost ready to go so watch this space! I think that's enough resolutions, If I can be successful with three I'll be amazed.
Here is the recipe for the salad:
2 large handfuls of salad greens, 1/2 an apple sliced very thinly, 1/4 cup of candied pecans, 2 Tbsp of crispy prosciutto, goat cheese to crumble, salt and pepper.
4 Tbsp of white wine vinegar, 4 Tbsp olive oil, splash of fresh lemon juice, pepper.
Mix the dressing until well incorporated, add the salad ingredients to a bowl and drizzle a very light amount of dressing on top, toss and serve at once.
It's been a pleasure guest posting today, thank you Hanna for having me at Boufee e Bambini.