A spinach salad 4 those who do not eat spinach

spI do not do spinach. Jik Jik Jik. Way Way to green for me. And I do know how to cook it. I was taught by my Italian mother-in-law to do it in all kinds of exotic and inspiring ways. But it still tastes green. Jik.

Then came Martine’s Christmas salad. I am now addicted to raw spinach so it is not your everyday recipe this- it is a tummy altering one! And you do not have to be a master chef to be able to prepare it either. Meh.

So thank you Martine for sharing it with me….

Dressing:
½ Cup Oil (not olive)
¼ Cup Apple cider vinegar
½ Cup sugar (or less)
1 union cut in quarters
1 Tea spoon Worcester sauce
½ Tea spoon Paprika
Salt & Pepper
2 Table spoons oven roasted sesame seed
1 Table spoon poppy seeds

Just chuck everything into my blender and blend away! Keep in fridge till ready to serve

Arrange 1 packet of young or baby spinach (stems removed) and 2 punnets of Strawberries, cut in pieces, in a bowl and drizzle the dressing over just before serving. Very njammie!!!

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A 5 minute chocolate cake recipe

I sometimes use my blog as a way to safeguard things that I definitely need to get to again in emergency situations! This 5 minute chocolate cake looks like it could come in very handy from time to time! Thank you Adele for sending it to me- a lifesaver!

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

  • Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
  • Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
  • The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!
  • Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
  • EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?

Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

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