After my last post I think you know that I really really like Plenty?
I love the surprising combinations of ingredients. Wild rice, basmati rice, quinoa, sweet potato, feta.
I love the heavy, but well-judged, hand with fresh herbs. Oregano, sage, mint.
I love the way that a hearty salad is given a lightening tough. Sumac, lemon juice, spring onion.
I love that I can link to recipes to my heart's content because they are all on The Guardian website (but will someone please tell me how I missed all these recipes the first time round? I buy The Guardian every single Saturday. Just idiocy I suppose).
Most of all I love how the food in this book tastes.
Satisfying. Healthy. Filling my mouth with flavours that I just want to keep going and going and going...
So, I suppose it goes without saying that I enjoyed the salad I made for dinner? The recipe is here. It isn't a particularly quick dish. It needs some shopping, some chopping, some juggling of pans and timings but when it is done, and you sit down with a bowl and a G&T and it all comes together into one great bit melange of yum, that post-work slicing and timing is worth it. So worth it.
Which is good because I have just made a recipe suitable for six people when I am the only one at home.
At least I won't have to think about what to have for lunch tomorrow.
On the other hand I will have to think about what to do with the dried limes I bought for this recipe which, I belatedly realised, needed to be ground with a coffee or a spice grinder.
I don't own a coffee or a spice grinder.
I used sumac.