Happiness Salad. (There’s an oxymoron right there). I decided I had to create a salad. Salads mean goodness. Salads mean piousness. Salads are eaten by people who want to live for many years, so they can do lots of things.
Salads also mean boring. So I turbocharged mine. There are so many items in this Happiness Salad, it needs its own library to store the ingredients list.
In my ongoing quest to create interesting things that do not contain meat, (Had I not mentioned that particular quest before? No? Okay I confess I just made it up but with a vegetarian in the house its kind of a good idea), the issue often comes down to cheese.
Cheese is a difficult one – it can be tasty but its also in no way particularly good for you and can overpower everything else in your dish if you’re not careful (speaking from experience here).
Goat’s Cheese is perfect though – its light, holds its shape a bit when cooked and doesn’t taste like its been sitting in a damp cupboard for three years. Perfect partnered with herbage on pastry.
You know that bit in the film where the critic is transported back to his childhood by that simple vegetable dish?