A while back we had visitors who brought with them the most delicious broccoli salad I have ever tasted. They were kind enough to share the recipe, so here it is...although I think I have "improved" it a little healthwise, and I will put both versions in.
Raw Broccoli Salad
|I just realized these look like huge pieces of broccoli, but it is just a single serve bowl.|
Into your salad bowl mix...
1 head of broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
10 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy (I used 5 slices)
1/4 cup (1 medium) red onion, finely sliced or diced
1/2 cup of raisins or craisins
1/2 - 1 cup of sunflower seeds
Mix together and add...
1 cup of mayonnaise (I used 3/4 cup)
3 Tbsp of white vinegar
2 Tbsp of sugar (I used 1 Tbsp of Xylitol, plant based sweetener)
I have made this a few times now and everyone loves it!
We have family living with us for a while as they resettle themselves from Australia. Amy keeps posting things on Facebook about how soft the grass is here, and how lovely she finds the rain. There's nothing like going home is there. It makes me realize what we sometimes take for granted.
|Feijoas - yum!|
These are what we are enjoying right now. Our expats often crave them. They are sometimes known as a pineapple guava in other countries I think. They have a grainy texture and a tangy flavour. They can be used in cakes, preserved, used in chutneys and in so many other ways. We just dig into them with a teaspoon, and some even just eat them skin and all. We only have two smallish trees producing, and I know that's not going to be enough for 6 people!