Printed within the “winter” section of A Change of Appetite, Diana Henry’s quinoa, black lentil, mango, smoked chicken salad with korma dressing manages to balance a lot of strong flavors in one hearty salad bowl. There’s no explanation associating this recipe with the winter season, so I can only speculate that it’s because mangoes begin to come into season in January … and the hot curry in the korma dressing will heat you right up….
A Change of Appetite
Diana Henry is a pretty famous food writer in the UK, who I only began hearing about when she published A Bird in the Hand last year. I’ve been hunting down her other books at bookstores and libraries, although they’ve been harder to find then I expected originally. When I opened up A Change of Appetite for the first time last week, I felt like bookmarking almost every single page as I flipped through. Even though it’s technically Spring now, the weather seems to be waffling, with lows in the mid-30s and highs in the mid-60s this week, so I am not quite ready to let go of the warming winter dishes yet. Help decide what recipe I will try first from her older cookbook. Please vote on a favorite by Monday!
A) Quinoa, Black Lentil, Mango, and Smoked Chicken Salad with Korma Dressing from A Change of Appetite
B) Winter Greens with Crispy Onions, Tahini, and Sumac from A Change of Appetite
C) Indian-spiced Beet, Pumpkin, and Spinach from A Change of Appetite
D) Date, Apricot, and Walnut Loaf Cake from A Change of Appetite
E) Persian Spice Bread from A Change of Appetite