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Mary Berry does Salad Dressing

11 Oct

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Who knew that Mary Berry, of cake baking and Great British Bake Off fame made salad dressing too? I assumed that this was made by some other Mary Berry, but after a very quick google search I discovered it is the one and same Mary Berry! And it turns out they make Chutney’s and all sorts too. Every day IS a school day.

Unfortunately the website doesn’t list the ingredients of each of the products, but when I found them, I had a quick look, the Salad dressing and light salad dressing are both onion, garlic, gluten, nut and dairy-free, Not only are these a FODMAPpers dream, but really tasty! They remind me of the Pizza Express dressing that you can also buy in the shops, but without the garlic and other intolerable ingredients! It’s a good thick sauce and would work well as a dip as well as a salad dressing, so when you find yourself with a rather dry GF offering, or a salad that could do with a bit of something other than oil and balsamic, or you find yourself wishing you had a good sauce for your steak – a splash of this makes the world of difference!

I’m not sure about the ingredients in their other products (lets be honest a chutney without onion is unlikely) but I will be keeping an eye out for them!

YUM!

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Halloumi & pesto pasta salad

5 Oct

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This is another of my “what have I got to hand to make something tasty for lunch tomorrow” kind of dishes. I quite regularly find myself knocking this up after I have returned home at about 11pm and want to be in bed by 11.30 but not having to spend another day surviving on plain rice and corn cakes.

It’s much the same as the Chicken, Pesto, Pasta but for once a vegetarian dish, which for us is quite unusual!

As mentioned before, pesto often contains garlic but, as long as you can tolerate a bit of dairy Sacla basil pesto is good for FODMAP diets

Ingredients

  • 40g x GF pasta (per person)
  • 30g x Halloumi (per person)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • peppers (mixed colours) chopped
  • rocket
  • 1/2 tbsp x pesto (per person)
  • Any other salad vegetables you fancy
  • A sprinkle of parmesan

Method

  1. Boil hot water and add the pasta, cook according to instructions on the packet, approx 12 mins.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, slice the halloumi and cook – I do this in a frying pan, generally rule of thumb for when it is done is after the liquid has come out and then evaporated, remember to turn it half way through. Put to one side to cool.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked drain the water and run under cold water to ensure it cools quickly.
  4. Add the pesto to the pasta and mix through – the oil will stop the pasta sticking together.
  5. Add the salad to the pasta, mix well and then pop in a container ready for work.
  6. Try to remember to take it with you when you go!

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