Salad w/Goat Cheese and an Award

It is quite hectic at my end which is why the delay in everything from posting new posts to not being able to browse all the lovely blogs!Well, I am hoping it will get better by the middle of next week but then you never know what's in store!Do you?I will be brief this time although I would have loved to ..Tweet Tweet:D

Goat cheese, also known as Chevre in French, is a milk product derived from Goat’s milk. Although it can be made in different forms, both hard and soft, the soft goat cheese is more common. It can melt very easily when exposed to heat. This is a staple in the Mediterranean region and also common in Africa and Middle east.Goat cheese is closer to human milk in that it is lower in fat and a lot thinner when compared to Cow Cheese.Those who are lactose intolerant or have milk allergies can eat Goat cheese.

The recipe for goat cheese rounds is adapted from Food Network’s Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa

Salad Ingredients

A bag of Mixed salad greens
Red Onion thinly sliced
8 cherry tomatoes vertically cut into halves
2 carrots, finely grated
½ cup Cranberries, optional
I have used light Italian dressing but feel free to use the dressing of your choice.Make sure it is not too tarty like Rasberry Vinaigrette

For the cheese

1 (11-ounce) log plain or herbed Montrachet
2 extra-large egg whites, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Fresh whole grain bread crumbs(You could use white bread)

Toss all the ingredients and the salad dressing.

Slice the cheese with a dental floss or a knife into a 1/2 inch thick slices.It is easy to do it with the floss.Dip each of the slices in the egg whites.Coat the slices with the bread crumbs.Refrigerate for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Melt a tbsp of butter and a tbsp of olive oil and heat it until it is just under smoking. Fry the cheese both sides until golden brown.Serve the salad with the warm cheese!

This is off to Weekend Wokking hosted by Yasmeen of Health nut,created by Wandering Chop sticks.

I am elated to receive my first award!The very talented EC of Simple Indian food and Srilakshmi of Sri Annapurna passed on this Kreativ Blogger award to me.Thanks gals!It is truly exciting:)

This comes with certain rules!

1.You must mention the person who has given you the award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

-I hate to use any techy stuff (e-pics, e-books....).I still use a pen & a paper to write, still take the photo hardcopies and read paperbacks.

-I wish I learnt skiing when I was young. I was a disaster when I tried to learn at 23.

-I would love to go on a cruise, but I have pretty bad sea sickness. So I guess that will remain a dream.

-I am obsessed about cleaning the house esp bathrooms. I am almost close to having the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder!!

-I never drank coffee till date! I don’t like the taste of coffee but like the smell of it

-I believe in fate/destiny.

-I am very scared of roller coasters..not even the Kiddie rides..My 2 year old daughter is way better than me!(Hey, that's just between You and Me:))

I am passing the award to these amazing bloggers.I have more favorites but they carry the award already!

Yasmeen of Healthnut

Siri of Siri’s Corner

Bergamot of Cooking Escapades

Suparna of Food Fascination

Soma of ecurry

I wanted to pass onto Srilakshmi when I first received it from EC...But I guess I was a bit late in passing the award!!

Enjoy guys and have a great weekend!


Suparna said...

Hey Shri,

The salad looks fab!after some of ur nutty posts :) ...this healthy recipe is sure to turn many people into a health nut ;)good going!
The pics are damn neat!
OHHHHHHHHHH!it's really srprising that u don't like coffee :) hmmm...neways u like the aroma of it ... its as good as drinking coffee?!good to know more abt u shri :)
Happy blogging!
Happy weekend!

Bergamot said...

Thanks Sri for sharing the award. I love salad and this looks really scrumptious. Sadly, I have to replicate it, I would have to replace the cheese with what's available here and I am gonna try it.

Ann said...

Congrats on your award! and many more to come :) Goat cheese.. hummm sounds too good.
About the Cruise n sea sickness.. There is a 'patch' available now and it can take you totally FAR away from your sickness. It's My personal experience :)

chef and her kitchen said...

Nice n yummy these kind of ones...COngrats on the award dear...I love roller coaster rides..:)

Unknown said...

Salad looks colorful and Congrats on a well deserved award.

Yasmeen said...

mmmm..the goat cheese in salad looks totally tempting,thanks for sharing with WW.Nice to know more about you Shri.Guess I'm the opposite of you when it comes to techy stuff :D
Thanks so much for passing the award to me.And Lots of love to your cutie pie.:D

Soma said...

wonderful salad. like the way you fried them!
& thanks for the award.

Siri said...

Thank you so much Shri, for the 'Kreative Blogger' award :) and it good to know more about you!!!


Vani said...

Loved what you did with the cheese. Salad looks pretty

Shri said...

Well lot of ppl do get surprised that I dont drink coffee but I am not sure why I dont like it...Itsn ot the bitter taste 'cuz Karela is one of my fav veggies..I guess I am weird....LOL!

Shri said...

I did try the Sea band while on a boat/cruise on English Channel from London to France but it didnot work well!I cant call it a cruise per se which is why I say a boat!To me , cruise is going for a week in a boat:P Lol..Thanks for mentioning it though

Shri said...

Thank so much Yasmeen for the wishes!I will pass on to the lil' one;)

Suparna said...

hi shri,
sorry for being such a nut :) ...I totally forgot to congratulate u!! CONGRATULATIONS DEARIE :) MANY U GET MANY MORE DESERVING AWARDS :) Thanks you for passing it to me :)

Hey am thrilled to know that u r a Tuluva :)my MT is Konkani :)
My parents speak good tulu :)I just know to say Yenchina marayare? vonasaanda? ;)

Pari Vasisht said...

Wow that salad looks amazing. Just a hand away ready to be pounced upon.

EC said...

Congrats on the award..Nice to know more about you..

Chitra said...

hmm.firsr time here r reallly awesome..congrats on ur well deserved award..this salad looks nice...:)

Shri said...

No I am not Tulu:) I am Telugu!Yenchina marayare:D:P..Can you please translate that to me?He he he I have no clue what you said..

Srilakshmi said...

Salad looks awesome! Congratulations on the Well-deserved award and thanks for thinking of passing to me :-) I don't drink coffee too! It was good to know more about you!

Unknown said...

Congrats on u'r award!!Salad looks healthy and yummy

Rush said...

goat cheese salad...nothing can beat that creamy little it and will try it!!

Vrinda said...

Congrats on ur award Shri..Nice to know abt u..Yummy salad,i always wondered, wats this goat cheese,nice info..i too lov Ina's recipes..she is so simple...

Shri said...

Thanks Vrinda!Ina's recipes can be blindly followed, she has a very elegant taste I think.. I dont watch her regularly as I would love to bcuz of my hectic schedule:(

Shri said...

Thanks Chitra!Welcome to my blog and hope to see you more often:)

Sushma Mallya said...

It was nice reading abt u of salad are really lovely...looks healthy as well

Unknown said...

Salad looks inviting ! Congrats on your award...

Rahin said...

congratulation! love the salad !

Anonymous said...

Professional presentation Shri!
Cograts on ur well deserved award dear!

Suparna said...

hi Shri

Oh is it?!Wonder what made me think u were Tulu speaking ;)neways it's awards time again...please accept ur awards from my blog ....u've been tagged :)

Unknown said...

Shri,Pls accept your awards from my blog

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