Friday, April 29, 2011

Salads

We almost always have an evening salad and I make a really big one so we can each have more than one serving. I recently decided to start eating salad at lunch instead of my usual sandwich or veggie burger. In my efforts to find some new fun salad recipes, I turned to Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.


This is the Sushi Roll Edamame Salad with Green Onion-Miso Vinaigrette. I love the idea of strips of nori on top of a salad.


Here is the Goddess Nicoise salad - the mixture on the top left is a chickpea/caper mixture that is added right before serving. The Green Goddess Garlic Dressing is my favorite dressing from the book so far.


And here is my own version of kale chips. I mix the kale pieces with low-sodium soy sauce and nutritional yeast and bake at 325 until as crispy as potato chips.


My pet rabbit Bubbles also loves salads of all kinds. In fact she seems to be considering eating these lilacs!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kohlrabi Before and After

Kohlrabi Before


If they grow vegetables on Mars, I'm pretty sure they have kohlrabi. These otherworldly specimens were in our CSA box yesterday. I compare kohlrabi to jicama - hard to cut and peel and not a lot of flavor. I've only ever used both veggies cut up raw with dip. But I decided to try something different today and made cole slaw (or should that be kohl slaw?).

First I peeled the kohlrabi as much as I could and was terribly disappointed that the pretty red kohlrabi was white inside. Then I chopped them into pieces and pulsed them in the food processor with a carrot (also from yesterday's CSA box). I added some diced red onion, Trader Joe's lowfat eggless mayo, white balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, agave nectar and some dried dillweed. Not bad at all!

Kohlrabi After
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