Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Cucumber and Carrot Salad

Guten Free Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Salad

I do most of my blogging in the evening. After dinner has been cleaned up and we are done socializing for the night, I head up to my room. After my husband goes to sleep, I open my laptop and start going through pictures I took while I cooked. Most people would be surprised
to know that I do not blog as I cook. I do take pictures as I cook though. Mostly to remind me the steps I took to get the dish. I take notes on what I do so that when it is time to write, I get all the facts straight. Right now I am in my room while my husband is fast asleep. This is when I get my most writing done. All quiet and no kids to feed or ask questions. My time. 
Tonight I made another version of my favorite salad. I love to make long thin slices with cucumber. I wanted to add a little sweetness to it, so I added carrots that had been sliced thin as well. It was very refreshing. 

Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Salad
adapted from foodista
1 large Cucumber, thinly cut lengthwise
1 carrot thinly cut lengthwise
1/2 cup green onion, sliced
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon mirin
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon Chili Paste

Combine ingredients in a bowl and marinade for 30 minutes

Serve into individual serving dishes. Tasty and Healthy!

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Also I was nominated by Food Stories to receive the One Lovely Blog Award.
I need to list 7 random facts about myself, and then nominate 15 other bloggers. So here I go!

1. Dark Dark Dark Chocolate is my favorite food.
2. I hope to one day sail around the world, I am married to a sailor, so it is possible!
3. If I had one day left to live I would spend it floating in the Caribbean.
4. I could eat Mexican Cuisine every day and be happy.
5. My youngest child is turning 18 in 2 months. I'm free!!!!!
6. I am happiest when my little blonde long haired chihuahua Peanut is with me.
7. My all time favorite wine will forever be Qupe Syrah. 

Nominate 15 bloggers!
01. Gina at Gluten-free Gourmand
02.  Mary Scott at Too Stinkin' Cute
03.  Mary at One Perfect Bite
04.  Kim  at Liv Life
05.  Reeni at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
06.  April at Ape's Eats
07.  Audra at The Baker Chick
08.  Michelle O at That's so Michelle...
09.  Parsley Sage at The Deep Dish
10.  Glory at Glorious Treats
11.  Tracie at Cleverly Inspired 
12.  Lizzy at That skinny chick can bake!!! 
13.  Manju at Manju's Eating Delights...
14.  Rowena Dumlao-Giardina at Apron and Sneakers - Cooking & Traveling in Italy 
15.  Audra at Once a Mom Always a Co
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  1. I also take my pictures to remind me of what I put into dishes. I blog whenever I can...usually early in the wee hours of the morning like right now at 5:30am. I like peace and quiet (and no interruptions) when I am blogging. The salad looks wonderful... never tried to add chili paste into it. Must give it a go. :)

  2. This looks lovely! I really enjoy cucumber and carrots so I am sure I would just love this!


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