We’re getting a little trashy today! Buffalo chicken for the win. I love love love spicy things and buffalo chicken wings are the bomb. But they’re also not great for you… So I’ve tried to lighten things up a little here with a baked, not fried version of them. And they’re not wings, because I figured they weren’t going to be easy to eat in a salad bowl and this is essentially a ridiculous chicken salad.
You all know that cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables. It’s just so adaptable and tastes so different when cooked in different ways. I have love it since cauliflower cheese was my favourite ever vegetable dish as a kid and I don’t think I will ever get over it. So this week I’ve reworked my favourite chicken Teriyaki bowls… and made them vegetarian because it’s a good idea to eat more plants!
This might be my favourite dish yet this summer. or at least my favourite chicken dish. I have a lot of favourites when it comes to food. And any way I can have chicken schnitzel in a healthier way is pretty damn exciting for me. This has all my favourite things about schnitzel: golden crispy exterior, succulent juicy chicken and great flavour. It has all these things with out being laden with oil from deep frying – yay.
Crunchy golden tofu pieces in a spicy salty sauce with toasted sesame seeds, hell yes! Put it all on top of a pile of fine rice noodles and fresh slaw and I’m a happy girl. This is by no means a traditional bun bowl with all the right flavours and – but they were the inspiration, so don’t get angry at me for my description. Let 2017 be the year of you having fun with your food and letting go of the rule book.
This baby packs a flavour punch + is filled with loads of veg to help you get your daily fix. You could make it with any noodles you have on hand and it will work out just fine. I know I’ve posted a few noodle based recipes lately but that’s because they’re so good for this warm weather we’ve been having, a 30 degree spring days (celsius for you international peeps) is crazy for Melbourne, so maybe I’ve gone a little crazy for cold salads too. Just maybe.
If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram for a while now you may have noticed that I quite like slaw. And by quite like I mean I like it a lot. I like that it’s so easy to do and adds crunch and vibrancy to any meal. It’s also super versatile and can be Asian inspired or lean towards Mexican or even italian. This slaw is fresh and crunchy and uses ingredients that are in season in Melbourne at the moment. Fresh crunchy salads aren’t only for summer they can add a lightness and crunch to delicious winter comfort food. This slaw uses snow peas, kohlrabi and cabbage and is dressed very simply. You could use an avocado dressing if you’re more into mayonnaise with your slaw (but ti’s not actually mayo!).
Or should I say Thai Chicken Sandwiches?? Either way, these are ridiculous. They’re just so tasty, and so easy and so flavoursome. Juicy chicken, colourful flavoursome slaw, creamy mayonnaise/yoghurt and a crunchy roll, is there anything better? I once made these for some friends and made enough chicken and slaw to serve 8 but only had bread rolls for 4, this ended in one of my housemates going down to the supermarket after we had eaten and grabbing more rolls so we could have round two. Round two did not disappoint.