Hot smoked Salmon lunch

Hot smoked salmon – can I praise it enough? Tasty, good for you and lasts in the fridge for many weeks if vacuum packed.  I think the key to changing your eating habits is to ensure that you have good tasty and easily cooked food at home.  I am nor sure this counts as cooking, but I am feeling pleasantly full and rather virtuous from having had a good and tasty lunch!

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Hot smoked Salmon sallad lunch for 1

  • I piece of hot smoked salmon
  • 1/4 of a cucumber
  • one avocado
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 spring onions (little piece of red onion or chives is also good)

Put all the vegetables in a bowl and add the following as a dressing:

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp of maldon sea salt or similar
  • good dose of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated (or ready grated) horseradish

Mix it all up and serve next to the salmon. Enjoy!

A friend of mine asked me what I will do when I stop eating like this? I was not quite sure what she meant, but I realised she felt it was too difficult to keep eating well over time.  I actually think now that my cupboards are stocked in a different way it is easy.  AND don’t forget sometimes you eat something you maybe feel you shouldn’t… but that is life!  Tonight my daughters school has some fun in the evening and we will grill hotdogs, I will aim not to eat the bread – but I will undoubtedly have one of the chocolate balls. Life will go on!  I will also admit that I feel disgustingly proud of myself sometimes – I am sure some people want to smack me in the face (no one has followed through yet at least!!) but I think being better at controlling what I eat is REALLY hard, so when it works I feel I have the right to be proud.  (I also feel proud for the most standard of things like emptying the dishwasher… but why not celebrate the small successes at least in your own mind!)

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