Cooking with Noelene

Chicken dim sims in a spicy peanut sauce

Cooking with Noelene Feb 21 - Dim Sims

I have been been spending a lot of time in my garden and having to come up with filling, flavoursome meals that are easily prepared. Chicken dim sims in a spicy peanut sauce ticks all the boxes. I used a 660gm packet of mini dim sims (defrosted ). I then added a 440gm can of condensed cream of chicken soup to a frypan along with 3 tbs of peanut butter, 2 spring onions sliced, 1 tsp of chilli powder and a sprinkle of cracked black pepper. Stir until smooth, slowly bring to a simmer and then add 1 cup of frozen peas and baby carrots, again bring back to a simmer. Finally add the mini dims, cover the pan and cook until the dim sims are heated through. I served these over mixed baby salad leaves. Delicious.

Fruit salad and chia icy poles

Place 1/2 medium banana peeled in your processor along with 1 cup of seedless watermelon cubes and 1 tsp of chia seeds. Process to smooth. Equally divide the 'fudge' between the moulds filling them 3/4 full. Now peel and core 1 kiwi fruit, add 1/2 peeled banana and 1 tsp of honey and process till smooth. Top the moulds with the kiwi mixture. Place in the mould handles and freeze to set.

Creamy lemon and lime dressing

This is for Robyn - this creamy lemon and lime dressing will enhance and liven up your favourite greens, and the added chia will keep the feeling of hunger away even though you have only eaten a salad. In a small bowl, mix together the zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime, 1 dsp of honey. Now whisk in 3 tbs of olive oil. You can add a few drops of siracha ( optional ) Stir in 1 tbs of chia seeds. Gradually whisk in a 1/2 cup of sour cream and season with ground pepper and a pinch of salt.