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So I tried that salad…

2 May

An anonymous someone anonymously posted a vague tip about making a salad with shredded raw beets, cabbage, and walnuts. And I think carrots. After all the shredding, things were a little heavy.

Shredded everything.

Shredded everything.

To lighten it up, I tossed everything with some lettuce, green onions, walnuts, and my fave ginger dressing. Was pretty good!

Saved by that awesome ginger dressing.

Saved by that awesome ginger dressing.

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You Don’t Win Friends With Salad

15 Apr

That is not only true, but also rhythmically compelling.

But I do win salad with salad.  And thats not so bad.

But I do win salad with salad. And thats not so bad.

The only thing remarkable about this cabbage, lettuce, green onion is the dressing.  And EGADS is it a spectacular dressing!!

-1/2 inch of ginger, unpeeled and grated.

-1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar

-1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil

-2 tablespoons of olive oil

-salt, pepper

-black sesame seeds

Seriously, I’d drink the stuff.

Watermelon Radishes

7 Mar

These things are really crazy.  Pale green/white on the outside, bright pink on the inside, and very juicy and a little sweet.  Nowhere near as bitey as the little red radishes at the taco bar.

 

If you close your eyes (and you're completely insane), these radishes are just like a bite of summertime.  Not really.

If you close your eyes (and you're completely insane), these radishes are just like a bite of summertime. Not really.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another day, another salad with radishes, greens, and lemon/olive oil.  Oh!  And also very fancy salt from Maya.  It was freaking delicious.

yaaaay for salad!

yaaaay for salad!

 

How to clean organic greens, um, organically

7 Mar

So here’s a trick I learned in Brazil.  It’s how to clean organic greens.  Because sometimes, when you get organic greens, you get some homies in there that accidentally came along for the ride.  And maybe you don’t want to eat said homies.

Put your greens in a big bowl, fill with cold water.  Add a few shakes of vinegar, stir, and leave it alone for 15 minutes.  Any inadvertent stowaways will float to the top.

No homies here.  But look how greeeeen!!  zOMG!!1!! First greens of the season!  I shriek with girlish delight!

No homies here. But look how greeeeen!! zOMG!!1!! First greens of the season! I shriek with girlish delight!

Post rinse and salad-spin, I added some of those amazing leftover watermelon radishes, some blood oranges, a little fennel, and a squeeze of lemon and olive oil.  Salad ensued.

Salad-tastic.

Salad-tastic.