Alright, the non-fasting days.
|I never knew this combination worked either|
Anyway, while the 5:2 diet might - if wild, unproven theories are to be believed - reverse my diabetes, I've not yet read any whimsical speculation that it can do the same for gout.
There is, however, plenty of 'evidence' that cherries are a miracle cure for 'the disease of kings', and that's a good enough excuse for me to come up with a simple cherry-centric recipe.
Dairy products are generally considered to be good for gout too, so the recipe more or less writes itself.
I actually discovered the combination of cherry and goats cheese entirely by accident while eating a random plate of cold buffet food at a concert a few months ago, and had been meaning to develop a recipe ever since.
This rather Autumnal sort of salad makes a very quick and easy starter or a light supper and you might be surprised at how well the combo works. The use of Kriek extends the cherryness into the dressing and adds some tang. And cures your gout even more...
Goats Cheese and Cherry Salad
Ingredients - per serving
Dolce Verde (or Iceberg) lettuce, one big leaf
Goats cheese, a few small slices
Fresh cherries, about 5-6, halved and pitted
For the dressing
Kriek (cherry beer)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - about equal measures of all three
Fresh bread (something dense like Walnut or Soda bread) and butter
Mix your ingredients for the dressing and give it a bit of a shake or a vigouous stir.
Place a nice fresh, crunchy lettuce leaf on the plate, and arrange the slices of cheese and cherry halves atop it, as you deem fit.
Drizzle some of the dressing over everything, whack a hunk of fresh, buttered bread on the side of the plate, and you're good to go!
Did you even really need a 'Method'?
Oh well, enjoy!