Monday, 9 April 2018

Goat Food Again


I have been grazing lately. Yeah, make like a goat. Eating vegetables, vegetables and more vegetables. Like eating grass. Just as well, I was born in the year of the goat.

I have been behaving myself the past one week. No cookies. No cakes. No ice cream. No chocolate. No rice. No noodles. No potatoes. Get me out of here!!!!

Heh..heh..heh... 


Doing penance is no fun unless if you make your atonement awesome and delicious just like this salad. Last week, I used some almond butter to make a creamy and exotic tasting salad dressing

I still had some almond butter left in the bottle and I have to use it up and not let it go to waste. This thing is very expensive over here. One small 180g bottle cost me RM26.50. I don't think I will be buying another bottle anytime soon, though I must say that I think almond butter is incredibly delicious.


When it comes to salad dressings, I think there is a lot of flexibility. You can play mad scientist and start adding stuff that you think will taste good. A dressing would ideally have a nice balance of sweet, sour and salty (or just sour and salty). And it's really nice not to have to follow any recipe and just go with what you have on hand.

So. I scooped all the almond butter from the bottle into a mixing bowl and added Thai chili sauce, soya sauce, brown rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil. Sounds awful? I thought so but after some adjustments, I came up with something really tasty.


As for the salad ingredients, I went with thinly sliced cabbage, grated carrots, some romaine lettuce, sliced cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, avocado cubes, minced coriander leaves and topped with some pumpkin seeds. I also added some roasted chicken to make it a more filling meal.


I made enough dressing to last me another 4 days. This dressing is sweet, sour and salty with the fragrance of toasted sesame and with the almond butter contributing a subtle creaminess.

I did not have to add any water to thin this dressing down as it was loose enough, though it does thicken slightly once refrigerated. With a delicious salad like this, I am one happy goat.


Almond Sesame Vinaigrette 
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Note : The amounts given in this recipe is an approximation as I added and tasted as I went along. Get experimental and adjust to your perference.

Ingredients :
- 3/4 cup almond butter (I used Carver's)
- 1/2 cup brown rice vinegar
- 1/2 cup Thai chili sauce
- 1/4 cup light soya sauce
- 1.5 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Method :
1. Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Adjust to taste.
3. Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge.

Note : The dressing thickens slightly when refrigerated.

28 comments:

  1. Now I am cutting down on rice, instead of rice for lunch and dinner, I had rice for 1 meal only...

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  2. I simply love the ingredients in your salad! so many items and the cubes of avocado look delicious! Eat this type of salad for a month you will lose the weight you have gain and you can go back to add in carb a bit.

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    1. Yup, that's what I plan to do. And this time I must make sure I don't overindulge.

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  3. Salad could be fun, beautiful and delicious. Not boring definitely. I am sure you will lose some weight if eat like this for a week.

    My hubby also ask me to pack him some salad to bring to work this week.

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    1. I agree with you. There are some many ingredients and dressings we can use to give more variety.

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  4. One Healthy Goat, I can say!! Kudos to you... I don't have this determination... Keep up the healthy food!

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    1. hah..hah... yes, keeping up to get slim!

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  5. I first read it as great food again and was excited...and them, hmmm! ;) Goats will be very lucky to have a go at your delicious salad. Whoa, almond butter is expensive. Since you like it so much, why don't you make your own almond butter as all it takes is to toast the almonds and blend it in a food processor :)

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    1. hah..hah... That's the thing, I find it so troublesome, you know the prep of the almonds and then the washing up afterwards.

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  6. Good Afternoon Kambing!! I love your salad very very much with all the generous healthy ingredients. I can eat that for all meals if you prepare them for me. I know I am dreaming again... Meh Meh Meh!

    #Kambing&GoatMeals #MehMehFood

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    1. Kambing food like this is very sedap. So easy, you can make your own!

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  7. Totally in love with your colourful & healthy treat, babe! xoxo

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  8. I still have those pumpkin seeds in my bag of salad toppers with dried cranberries and all from the US. Such a big pack, taking me ages to finish, just munch for fun. Very nice.

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    1. It makes for a nice snack those salad toppers :)

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  9. I don't mind being a happy goat if I have such delicious salad to munch on! Making me hungry!

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    1. It's a very wholesome salad and I felt so healthy after eating it hah..hah...

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  10. well, this looks like a delicious salad that i wouldn't mind eating - actually, i shouldn't mind salads at all - i was born in the year of the rabbit :D

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    1. Oh! This makes for good rabbit food too! LOL!

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  11. This is my type of food. Looks delicious.

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    1. It's delicious and I could eat this everyday.

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  12. wow you are so experimental to create your very own salad dressing, bravo!
    Btw, almond butter is used as spread?

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    1. Yes, is used as spread but so expensive.

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  13. Mcm mcm cara nak buat salad kan, janji kreatifkan LL....
    Aduh LL... mcm mcm sayur nak kena ada tu. Esbok I cuma ada kacang buncis je sekarang ni Acane tu???

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    1. Salad kacang buncis, Hainom? Buat kerabu lah hee..hee...

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  14. This is my type of food, phong hong. Don't mind having this as my breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    1. hah..hah... For breakfast, I can't face salads.

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