Salads

Mason Jar Asian Salad

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Undoubtedly, Chinese culinary traditions are much older than those of the Roman Empire. Some archaeological findings suggest that even around 1850 BC the Chinese cooked foods in bronze pots very similar to the modern wok. The great philosopher Confucius who was an acknowledged gourmet besides, believed that the correct combination of sour, piquant, salty, bitter or sweet flavours should also be an integral part of a perfect life harmony. Thereby the art of flavouring various types of dishes in this way is the distinct trait of Asian cuisine culture. The same should also be stated for the Chinese equivalent of a cold chicken salad, more commonly known as ban,which traditionally did not involve cooking veggies. They are dressed with honey, soy sauce, sesame oil and some spicy ingredients to combine all the five inherent tastes in one mix.

As Spring is fast approaching, we are pleased to present to you this easy-to-prepare Asian chicken salad. All of the veggies provide soluble fibres facilitating digestion and favouring the growth of healthy gut microflora. These beneficial bacteria supply many vitamins and boost immunity as well. Phytochemicals from onions possess anticarcinogenic and antithrombotic properties thus lowering risks of cancer and high blood pressure. Both carrots and bell peppers are well-recognised sources of carotenoids which not only give the essential vitamin A but also can reduce the risk of some types of cancer, and they also promote blood cell health. The sesame oil contains a lot of linoleic acid which is an omega-6 type and when consumed in moderation can enhance immunity especially during the cold season.

When food time comes, take a Mason jar and shake some flavour into your life. Who knows, maybe this enjoyable recipe will help you pave the way to internal harmony!

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100 g. cucumber, chopped
100 g. carrots, chopped
70 g. bell peppers, chopped
70 g. onions, sliced
100 g. rotisserie chicken, sliced
For the Asian Dressing
15 g. wasabi paste
15 ml. honey
15 ml. lime juice
10 ml. soy sauce (gluten-free option)
15 ml. sesame oil
30 ml. olive oil
1 tsp. sesame seeds
  1. Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl. Whisk until emulsified.
  2. Pour salad dressing into mason jars.
  3. Arrange the vegetables into the jars, putting the toughest ones at...
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Nutritions

Calories
413

Sodium
555mg
23% DV

Fat
26g
41% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
24g
8% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV

This cheese bake is very easy and quick, so anyone can make this, including those who have lots to do or those of you who have not enough time.

100 g Prawn
1/2 Bloccoli
Sauce:
6 tbsp Mayonnaise
4 tbsp Milk
1/2 tsp Mastard
100 g Cheese
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Pepper
4 people

1. Cut the big prawn in half.

2. Put mayonnaise, milk, mustard , salt and pepper in a jam jar. Close the lid and shake it.

3. Place the broccoli and the prawn into an ovensafe dish.

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Nutritions

Calories
384

Sodium
1424mg
59% DV

Fat
28g
43% DV

Protein
23g
46% DV

Carbs
5g
1% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV

This traditional German Christmas Stollen bread is a festive addition to your holiday celebration! The rich, buttery sweet bread is studded with a variety of dried fruits like cranberries, cherries and raisins, nuts, subtle notes of citrus, and plenty of warm spices. Finish it off with a blizzard of powdered sugar, grab a warm cup of coffee, and settle in for the ultimate cozy treat!

For the Fruit:
1 c raisins
1/3 c golden raisins
1/3 c sweetened dried cranberries
1/3 c dried cherries
3 T dark rum or orange juice
For the Sponge:
2 packets active dry yeast
1/4 c warm water
2/3 c whole milk
1 t honey
1 c all purpose flour
For the Dough:
1/3 c honey
1 egg
1/2 c salted butter
1 T lemon zest
1 t salt
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 c chopped nuts
3-4 c all purpose flour
vegetable oil ( for coating the bowl )
For the Filling:
2 T salted butter
2 t ground cinnamon
3 T granulated sugar
For the Topping:
1/2 c confectioners sugar
2 loaves

PREPARE FRUIT