As I will talk about soon, I've been watching two series of Nigella's tv shows on dvd. Last night just as we were about to make dinner, Nigella was making a shrimp noodle salad (I think...) and we had just been saying we have noodles and left over chicken to eat. I decided to make a noodle salad with whatever there was handy, and this is what we ended up with.
Noodles (wide Asian-style)
Cook the noodles, drain, toss with some oil, set aside. Boil half of the spinach for about 2 minutes and then douse with cold water. Rip up the rest of the leaves into mixable pieces. Cook the broccoli so that it's just softened. Cook the cabbage in the usual way with butter and pepper. Heat a frying pan, add cashews, sunflower and cumin seeds and dry roast them (or in my case almost burn them) then add a little soy sauce and a pinch of tumeric, then a squeeze of honey and mix all together and turn off the heat. Lazily shred the chicken. Toss all ingredients together. By the time you do all of it, the hot stuff will be warm, the cold stuff will be at room temperature and you will end up with a slightly warm salad that is really yummy.