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Russian Salad

Adapated from Monica Loughnan’s recipe from Four Live on RTÉ.

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Salad four ways

When working a full-time job, it does get very tiring trying to come up with new ways to get fed during the day. I always compare it to getting dressed in the morning. Just like when we were all in school and had uniforms. It was boring to have to wear the same thing each day without showing your personality through your fashion choices. Yet it was easy. Whereas when you’ve grown up and joined the 9-5 crew, each day trying to come up with something different to wear, it does get tiring and often unimaginative.

Just like this fashion dilemma, it can be compared to working lunches. It can get so uninspiring to change choices each day and come up with something healthy, satisfying and enjoyable. Of course, we can have the same thing five days in a row, but that’s going to get incredibly boring. What I often love to do is challenge myself each week. So on a Sunday I might go to the supermarket, see what’s fresh and buy it in bulk. Say for example, butternut squash. I then challenge myself to use it in five different ways during the week. Cost-effective (if on special offer, even better!!) and exciting and challenging.

For this particular post, I didn’t use the same thing five times, but used ingredients which are generally available in my fridge, freezer or presses. Tins which are collecting dust all year, fridge staples that are used for the same things day in day out and also matching foods I buy regularly together in a unique way.

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