Anyways, I grew up with an awareness for organically grown food. But I guess that after leaving home and living abroad on a student budget, I often had to compromise, especially being intolerant to gluten and dairy. Then I stumbled across this
article about pesticides and I remembered how we used to grow our own salad and fruits or shop at our local wholefoods market. V and I are usually so busy, we just run to the nearest supermarket :( But this article got me thinking and I decided to be more aware of what we eat - especially now that I am in Germany again. To start with, I went to our nearest whole foods store and bought all the (organically grown) ingredients for a delicious summer salad. Bon appétit!
P.S.: I really want to have my own garden again!
for 2 persons
1/2 head of lettuce
200g organic raspberries
1 organic avocado
500g chicken breasts
pear balsamic vinegar
organic sunflower oil
salt + pepper
1 organic lime
For the salad:
wash + cut the lettuce, cucumber, avocado and scallion. Serve in two bowls alongside the raspberries.
For the chicken:
Heat oil in a pan. Cut the chicken breasts into pieces. On a separate board, cut several mint leafs and a piece of ginger into very small pieces. Put half the ginger pieces aside for the salad dressing. Set the chicken breast in the pan, and dress it with ginger, mint, salt and pepper. Stir-fry for a few minutes, before pouring hot water into the pan. Let it simmer until crispy.
For the dressing:
In a jar, mix the remaining ginger pieces with 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Let it brew for 2 minutes, before taking out the ginger pieces. Mingle salt + pepper as well as 3 tablespoons of oil + 2 tablespoons of vinegar with the ginger stock. Add 10-12 raspberries and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Mix well.