I was suppose to meet up with my lovely friend D. after work for coffee and to catch up, but as I also had to do some shopping downtown I texted D. if we could meet an hour later. But then I thought.. why not do a dinner date instead of a coffee date! As I was texting D. the change of plans I thought of my other friends C. and Y. who I haven't seen in quite a while and invited them over for dinner too! And guess what... they all had no plans for dinner!?! (maybe they did, but cancelled it to eat MY food haha). I mean if you would have known my friends you'd know it's quite unusual that a spontaneous plan like this would work! Everybody is always so busy doing something, so what a pleasant surprise! :D
As most of my friends work in the fashion industry I know they prefer healthy food to maintain their stunning looks ;) but they also want to have the 'OH MY GOD WHAT THE F#CK IS THIS' kinda effect when they're eating! Oke.. and here comes my BFFITK (Best Friend Forever In The Kitchen) again.. my SPIROOLI! :D If you don't have a spirooli or if it's sold out you can buy a 'Julienne Slicer' almost in every cook shop.
Ingredients you'll need to fill up 4 sexy bitches:
1 zucchini - noodles (if you don't have a Spirooli use a Julienne Slicer or Vegetable Peeler)
1/2 cucumber - noodles (stop staring at my recipes, just get the freakin Spirooli it's so much easier)
1 orange (chopped in medium bits)
1 big fat carrot (grated)
1 smoked mackerel
1 precooked red beet (If you don't have a Spirooli you can use your Cheeseplain instead)
a handful of small tasty tomatoes cut in half
*some sesameseeds - I just love the way it uplifts your dish :)
1 lime juice
1 spoon of sesameoil
1 and 1/2 shot of Soysauce ( I used glutenfree soy sauce, but you can use Kikkoman or any Japanese soy sauce brand)
So what's next?! Well THIS honey.. ain't no rocketscience!
Mix the zucchini and cucumber noodles together with the orange bits in a big bowl and drizzle the dressing on top, mix this all well and leave it to the side.
Meanwhile get a plate and place a layer of the redbeet first, a handful of the grated carrot, the 'noodle' mix and at last some smoked mackerel. You can always add some sesameseeds, just because it looks nicer with ;)
My friends LOVED IT! and I LOVE it because THEY LOVED IT.. 1 of my friends wasn't even aware she was eating vegetables, she thought she ate noodles...crazy right?! :|
What a great start of the week. Hope you had a great dinner as well!
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