I recently headed into the city to have lunch with Zee, June, Susan and Pamela. We met at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and it was refreshing to be able to go out in the middle of the day for a change. Besides the company, I also really enjoyed having someone else prepare my meal for me.
As you may know, I work from home and very often, I tend to forget about lunch. It is often an after-thought and not something that I plan in. Sometimes, I get so hungry, I end up just eating a granola bar until I get the chance to eat something a little more substantial. Of course, I could head out to buy something but it just seems like such a hassle, especially when I am in the middle of styling a DIY post.
The solution is to plan in my lunches and actually make something yummy myself. Yes, it really doesn't take that long and it can be a very satisfying task. But it is one more thing to schedule and I am not quite ready for that yet.
So I settled on a compromise. I decided to challenge myself to make something yummy to eat at least once week.
This week, I made a simple Salad with the fruit that I had in the fridge and I stir-fried garlic and coriander prawns and tossed them on top. It turned out to be quick and easy and delicious so I would definitely do that again. Here's the recipe if you want to try it.
Coriander Prawn, Raspberry & Mango Salad
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup chopped mango
1/2 cup raspberries
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp miracle whip or mayonnaise
1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp coriander
a handful frozen prawns
1. Lay out the shredded lettuce, chopped mango, raspberries on a serving plate.
2. Prepare the dressing by mixing the tomato sauce, miracle whip and white wine vinegar together.
3. Drizzle a little olive oil in a hot pan. Throw in chopped garlic and stir fry until it is golden.
4. Toss a handful of frozen prawns into the pan. Stir-fry until they are cooked. Sprinkle coriander over the prawns and give it a good stir. Turn the heat off and remove the prawns and lay them on the bed of salad.
5. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and enjoy.
*This recipe is part of a series called Cooking for One where you will find quick and easy recipes that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes.