July 03, 2013

Summer Eating



It is time to start my annual diet. Again.
I have always had problems with my weight. Don't get me wrong, I'm far from being obese, but I'm having difficulties getting rid of that 5+ kilos. But this is over now. I decided to finally say goodbye to my love handles. I will not start to blog about it or mention is further on, but I had to write it down to sort of officialize it. This time, I have to stick to it, no more excuses. I'm so determined, that I even bought a new pair of running shoes. 

When it comes to salads or sides, I prefer the simple ingredients. The less is more, also in this case. Just go out to the garden, or visit the nearest farmer's market and grab all the fresh veggies. I would say everything works in this combination. The key to this salad is the sauce. The spicy, sour, fresh cream is heavenly.  This salad is tasty even if you don't follow any diet. 



Spicy-Sour Potato Salad


Ingredients:
500g potato
fresh peas
green of fennel
cherry tomato
1/2 tablespoon Harissa (or according to taste)
200g creme fraiche
2 tablespoons buttermilk
salt
pepper

Cut potatoes into wedges or halves and cook them in salted water until tender. Strain potatoes and cool to room temperature.
For the sauce, in a pan combine harissa, creme fraiche and buttermilk. Season with salt and pepper. 
Mix the sauce with the potatoes and serve with fresh peas, tomatoes and top it fennel.



11 comments:

  1. This salad looks divine. I bought new running shoes earlier this summer as a motivator as well... so far so good! Good luck! :)

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    1. Thanks Marie :) I'm sticking to it, no matter what .... :)

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  2. I know we should be talking about food here but I just bought a new pair of runners too :) and this salad is gorgeous and will fill the tummy after a good run.

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    1. I'm about to take my baby out for the first time :) Wish me luck

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  3. I love how bright and 3 dimensional your photos are! Beautiful work. I totally understand about the last few pounds... they're always the hardest! Even more when you're a food blogger lol!

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    1. Thanks Ana, so true. Sometimes I wish someone else would cook for me

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  4. Happy running Vera. The salad looks delicious and the photos are lovely. The white tile like background looks great.

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    1. Thanks so much Shruti, the run was happy, but my muscles needs some time to adjust :)

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  5. ah - i knw about that 5+ extra that always hangs on to me every couple of years. I so need to get on a diet too! Love this btw. Very summery.

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