Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

Well, at least a very ripe avocado was the first ingredient and then I scavenged about the kitchen.  The end result was unruly and messy but quite tasty.

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sunflower seeds

sunflower seeds sprouting in a shallow pot

an impromptu salad

place spinach greens on a plate

add sliced grape tomatoes and radishes

pick sunflower sprouts and drop on top

sprinkle with garlic powder, black pepper and sea salt

drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar


(and plant more seeds)

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A few folks have asked so here it is:  a view of the black radish next to the more commonly seen red radishes.  I picked up my first one simply as something new to photograph.  I had no idea how it would taste or how to prepare it.  When I mentioned this to a friend of Russian ancestry, she shared some of her family’s recipes.  Tastes a little bitter but the carrots and red onion add sweetness.  Very high in Vitamin C and full of other good stuff.  Just what’s needed as we await the next snowstorm. 😉

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black radish salad

1 medium size black radish, peeled and grated

1 large carrot, peeled and grated

1/4 cup or so of finely chopped red onion

a little chopped fresh parsley

Toss all ingredients in bowl with a little olive oil, squeeze of lemon juice, black pepper and pinch of salt.  Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for a bit.  Serve alongside saucers of sliced toasted bread that have been lightly rubbed with garlic, sliced red tomatoes and homemade aioli dressing.  Smoked salmon on the side wasn’t bad either. 😉

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A colorful snack pulled together, well, for its color more so than potential taste.  Luckily, with a drizzle of olive oil and basil-infused basalmic vinegar, the flavor measured up to the visuals. 😉

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