PASTA ROCKET SALAD WITH FIG

I would like to ask you this question.  Whose kids love to cook and create their own food?  Mine do, our eldest loves to cook. I think she gets this from her granny and a little from me, our middle daughter just loves food and our youngest is just coming of age to do most things by herself. With three girls into food and cooking means I don’t have to prepare all the family dinners, and as of late our oldest daughter has been making us the most simple yet delicious pasta rocket salad. I think she got the idea from a supermarket website and changed it a little to fit into our diet.

Going off the salad topic for just a little bit. It will fit in eventually but this story needs to go back a few days so that I can catch you up on the full story. FIGS!! I just love fresh figs. My husband and children just don’t share my enthusiasm for them but they do like them (not everyone can be as good as me). Well where we are staying at the moment there is a big public fig tree (what a find) and it is fig season (even better find). So every couple of days we have been going down to this tree and picking fresh figs. Everything we have been eating has figs in it which gets me back to Natalia’s pasta rocket salad (now with fig). What a great taste match, rocket and fig. I hope you all try this recipe it is so fresh and easy.

 

Pasta rocket salad with fig

 

GF pasta

Rocket

Cherry tomatoes halved

Chicken

Figs

DRESSING

Sweet chilli sauce

Lemon juice

Crushed garlic

 

First you need to cook your chicken I use any pice of chicken with no bones and cut it into strips or dice and season with Herbamare . Set your chicken aside to cool and cook your pasta as per their instructions.

Add the rest of the ingredients into a salad bowl. Once the pasta is cooked and you have drained it add it to the salad bowl and mix well without breaking your pasta. When you are ready to serve, drizzle with your dressing and enjoy.

I was thinking that instead of figs you could add mango, or even spiced poached pear.

So simple yet really exquisite. Hope you all enjoy it.

PANCAKES

We have been road testing this recipe for some months now and I’m happy enough with it to share it with you all.

Pancakes are loved by most kids and most kids at heart and I’m no different. When we turned gluten free this was one breakfast that I was missing. We use to have pancakes at least once every 2 weeks and then I had to go cold turkey. I tried many recipes but none turned out quite as good as this one that made up from a couple of other recipes.

 

PANCAKES

 

1/2 cup coconut milk

3 eggs

1 tbs coconut sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup GF self raising flour

 

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Cook the way you would normally cook pancakes and then watch them walk off the plate.

I always double this recipe if all 5 of us are eating pancakes. I have also tried a few different flavors.

Banana – mash a banana and add to the mix and if desired a little cinnamon.

Chocolate – 1/4 cup cocoa powder and up the coconut milk to about 3/4 cup (my favorite)

You could also try berries or apple pieces.

 

My children’s comments on this recipe (Yummy yummy !!!!!!❤ What a great recipe).

We tend to eat them all before I get to take a photo.  Sorry for that folks!!!