Lately my food and drink has been pretty un-balanced.  Too many burgers (all very tasty ones), too much red wine and a few too many bread filled days have left me feeling tired and a little bit, well,  blurh!  I never noticed this when I was younger- I just ate what I wanted, when I wanted and all was well.  Nowadays I can tell if I have been pushing the excess for too many days straight and a few days of getting back to simple, healthy food is just what is needed.

When I think healthy and light food I always go back to my days working in the Thai restaurant.  The whole ethos of Thai food is balance, lightness, strong flavours and aromatics.  One of the dishes chef always made for me to take home was a Thai Salad.  It was a combination of finely shredded vegetables with a punchy dressing that left your mouth tingling after each bite. 

I never did get them to tell me that recipe but have tried many variations in my quest to recreate it.  This is as close as I have ever been to perfecting what they made me;




  • 2 tsp siracha sauce
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoon Rice vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoon Lime juice
  • 1.5 tablespoon Thai fish sauce (nuoc nam or nam pla)
  • 1.5 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 2 Spring onions
  • 40g Coriander (chopped)
  • ½ medium onion (finely sliced)
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 200 gram(s) white cabbage (shredded- I use a mandolin on it's thinest setting)
  • 1 medium carrot(s) (shredded or grated)



    1. Replies
      1. Very tasty and very guilt free so can be taken with an extra large gin! xx

    2. What is siracha sauce ??
      Do we have such a thing in Yorkshire

      1. It's hot chilli sauce- it's very addictive! According to the internet Tesco sell it in the oriental section. Just go for the hottest chilli sauce they have if you cant see it xx

    3. Thanks for posting that recipe - it looks so yummy!


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