North African Salad

I am going to Mauritius tomorrow! I literally cannot wait for 10 days are sun, relaxing, reading and the beach (and a bit of thesis but we will see).  It has been such a busy year and this break is extremely welcome.  For those who don’t know, Mauritius is off the east coast of Southern Africa, a popular island holiday destination. IMG_2534_2 However, I do not know the internet situation while I am on the lovely island of Mauritius so Pinch of Salt may be a little quiet the next 10 days.  But when I get back I will make up for lost time before Christmas comes around.

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Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

My little herb garden on my balcony is thriving! I only have mint, coriander and a chilli plant (the rocket never survived) but it is a start.  My chilli plant even has a few flowers so hopefully i will see some chilli’s soon.  One of the main reasons why I decided to do a herb garden is the amount of packaging grocery stores use to package herbs is amazing.  30 grams of basil, parsley or coriander comes in a plastic box, probably transported from across the country.  It seems like such as waste. IMG_4392

There is also nothing more satisfying than picking your own produce from your own garden.  Although I am only growing three things, it is a start and I have big plans for whenever I eventually move out of my flat and get a place with garden.  But for now, I am just going to expand my little balcony herb garden, with my next editions being parsley and basil.


Now, some exciting news.  I have finished my last exams EVER! Yay!  Such a great feeling waking up this morning and knowing that I don’t have to open any books and learning anything (until Monday when I have to start working on my thesis).   Continue reading “Asian Chicken Noodle Salad”