This week at Fresh Choice Nelson, we’re welcoming back Paula Saengthian-Ngam as our guest blogger (Find Paula on Facebook). Paula’s been busy developing recipes for new season Inspire Meal Bags. These take the guess work out of what to have for dinner… Every bag contains only the freshest ingredients, comes with a recipe card, and a recommended wine match. You’ll be Inspired!
I have just finished developing some new season Inspire Meal Bags. Look out for them at Fresh Choice Nelson soon.
I have a couple of favourites in this new release… The Crispy Crumbed Tofu with Chilli Jam, accompanied by a really fresh carrot salad with lime and coriander. It’s a deliciously light summer meal with fabulous flavours.
The Sweet & Sour Pork Meal Bags are sure to be a hit with kids. My children really enjoy this one. It comes with quinoa and rice blend instead of plain white rice.
As with a lot of the meal bags there may be some ingredients left over. And a grea idea with this bag is to cook all of the quinoa and rice blend and use what you don’t eat with the Sweet & Sour Pork as a base for this energy rich salad. It’s handy to take to work for lunch, pop it into a jar and it’s ready to serve! Or have it for dinner the next night with some barbecued chicken.
Energy Rich Rice Salad
- 3 cups of cold cooked quinoa/rice blend
- 1 red onion, diced finely
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 cup roasted cashews
- 1/2 red pepper diced finely
- 1/2 yellow pepper diced finely
- Bunch of mint, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
- salt & pepper
Mix everything together and serve!
You can eat this salad on its own or for added protein eat it with salmon or chicken. Serve it with some delicious Rodrigo’s Sourdough bread, (also available from Fresh Choice Nelson).