How are you getting your Vitamin D these days? Did you know that mushrooms are the only natural (non-fortified) plant source of Vitamin D?
Mushrooms are incredibly versatile and can enrich any meal. If it is challenging to find fresh mushrooms, try ordering dried mushrooms which can be easily rehydrated. This warm mushroom salad is both sweet and savoury and full of nutrients. Let me know if you give it a try and please use @milkandmarigolds or #milkandmarigolds on Instagram to show me how yours turns out!
Looking to step up your salad game? We have got you covered with this Skinny Sumo Salad.
Did you know that the Sumo is not an orange?
Although the Sumo’s appearance is gnarly, beyond the peel it is the sweetest and brightest citrus around. These gems are only available for a few months of the year from January to April and while they are more costly than the average citrus, Sumo Citrus is an absolute treat.
If Sumos are out of season or not within your budget, a combination of grapefruit and oranges will also pair lovely with these ingredients.
Skinny Sumo Salad
My mushroom soup is easy to prepare. I often make a double batch to keep lunches simple & healthy throughout the week. This recipe is gluten-free, low in carbs and full of flavour. Let me know how you enjoyed it and tag your outcome @milkandmarigolds
Satisfying, fresh and simple to prepare, serve this antipasto salad at your next soirée.
It was around this time last year that I visited Thailand. Several breathtaking days were spent in Phuket and touring the exquisite Phi Phi Islands. The movie, The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio helped make these islands especially famous (which I’m sure many of the locals are now cursing). The most well-known beach, “Maya Bay” is home to a few rangers who help to protect the land.
Some of the best snorkelling can also be experienced here and monkey viewing if you’re into that. Monkeys can be seen from the shores of Monkey Beach. Sadly, these animals have become somewhat reliant on boating tourists to feed them. Our guide informed us that visitors will throw food and even bottles of beer and soda onto the beach.
Astonishingly, these little guys have even learned to open bottles. I was glad to see that some of the guides are discouraging it and are trying to educate travellers on such actions.
After exploring and sampling many of the local tasty and fragrant foods, the remainder of the trip was spent in Bangkok which was like going from zero to 100 in seconds, but that’s a whole other story…
Italian-Thai Mango Salad
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 large ripe mangos
¼ small sweet red onion
Handful of fresh mint & basil
5 thinly cut slices of prosciutto
Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste
Fresh lime juice to taste
- Bake prosciutto for a few minutes until crisp, watch carefully not to burn. Set aside and break apart once cooled.
- Cut mango into chunks and halve some of the cherry tomatoes, keeping some whole. Thinly slice about a quarter of a red onion.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then plate onto a platter. Squeeze some lime juice to taste and drizzle olive oil over top.
Milk & Marigolds Says…
Keep tomatoes out of the fridge to help develop full flavour. If you don’t have lime, substitute with lemon.
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Fresh, light and summery; Soldier’s Beach this post is dedicated to you…