Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chicken salad served in oranges

For the week leading to Easter, I had toothache. The mild discomfort started when I had warm food or drink. I thought nothing of it. I must say I have a pretty high pain tolerance. Maybe I found a new way to numb my toothache, that is, to immerse myself to work. 

The last time I had severe throbbing pain in my tooth one night, I pestered my long time dentist, Dr Lee, for an immediate appointment. She pronounced the death of one of the teeth. She alleviated the pain and referred me to another specialist, Dr Ian. 

Both of them have a confident and reassuring demeanor, which is able to assuage some of my fears and make me feel and comfortable in the dentist chair. 

They have a set of good interpersonal skills. They not comfort and distract me while they are working, but also explain the oral problems that I may be experiencing, what procedures he/she is performing to correct the problems, and what techniques I can use to avoid the problems in the future. 

I find that a good dentist should also possess a good sense of coordination and manual dexterity. This is definitely one of the most important qualities because a dentist is constantly required to make incredibly precise movements to remove and/or correct the detected issues; a single slip may cause permanent damage to the patient's mouth or teeth. 

Ever since Dr Ian's migration to Australia, I have been dentist hopping for my regular dental care. Thankful to Sheena's recommendation to a dentist who possesses the above qualities. 

The chicken salad served in orange cups is actually a really perfect salad for a toothache season. I will be making this a lot when the evenings become too hot to cook. It's cool, sweet and refreshing. And best of all, it comes together quick!

Chicken Salad Served in Orange Cups
(Adapted from monstart)

2 cups chicken breast meat
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup fresh celery, diced
1/4 fresh onion, diced
1/2 cup chopped green apples
1/2 cup halved red seedless grapes
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup cranberries
salt and pepper to taste
Four oranges cut on half and fruit removed

Mix together ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until read to serve. 

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up April 2014 Event: Orange organised by Bake For Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Ann of Anncoo Journal



  1. Hi Dalyn,

    Hope that your tooth problem has been fully resolved... Otherwise, can't enjoy cakes and bakes in peace :p

    I like your idea of serving salad in orange cups! Like pineapple rice in pineapple cups :D


    1. Hi Zoe,
      Thankfully the tooth issue is resolved. And I'm glad to find time to bake this week. Good to see you back in action. Hope you had a great vacation.

  2. Hi Miss Dalyn,
    Thank you for sharing this healthy orange salad with us. Looks lovely in orange cup :D
    Take care and have a great weekend :)

    1. Hello Ann,
      Thank you for being such a wonderful host. Looking forward to more of your wonderful recipes.