27 March 2007

My Favourite Not-Recipe

Most people who stop to read this will know I've been forced to make a lot of lifestyle changes recently. I confess I occasionally liked a bit of salad, particularly on a hot sunny day and especially when swamped in Salad Cream.

Its not so easy, however, to make raw green salad seem that attractive when you decide to munch through a ton on a regular basis.

Or it wasn't.

This isn't a recipe in my mind because there is no cooking and none of the ingredients combine to make something new. Its just a combination.

Take - one large bowlful of green leaf salad of your choice (I like a combination of textures and flavours with a few peppery leaves in the mix. If you are saddled with a miserable little iceberg lettuce, then mix in some washed dandelion and nasturtium leaves.

Add - a good twist each of freshly milled: flaky sea salt, chilli seeds, dry garlic granules.

Drizzle - drizzle over with Good Oil. All hemp seed oils are incredibly healthy with a perfect balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9 (provided they haven't been heated up too much), but this brand is so deliciously nutty with such a moreish scent that it ought to be labelled addictive in its own right.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Toss - gently, to combine the crisp with the smooth, the hot with the delicate, the creamy nuttiness with the peppery leaf.

Scarf the lot.



zilla said...

You're a girl after my own heart today!

Mr Z's doc called yesterday with the lab results. Somebody is going to be a little bit cranky when he returns from Scotland. And he hasn't even had the scope-up-the-butt yet.

Last time I made him a raw salad of mixed greens & veggies he complained that his mouth became tired from chewing!

I'll keep my eyes peeled for the Good Oil. We've been using Olivado Omega-Plus, with avocado, flax, and olive oils, imported from New Zealand. Delicious, and expensive!

Nasturtium -- love it, and so easy to grow!

Cheryl said...


What ails him?

Hope he's not too disgruntled.

Library Lady said...

You have reminded me that I've been meaning to do a post on the "greek salad" we eat for lunch almost every Sunday afternoon. The dressing is based on various olive oils we buy at a fancy supermarket in New York plus a bit of lemon juice. And I am looking forward to fresh greens from the farmers market and REAL tomatoes from my garden this summer.

"Good Oil" looks interesting. Wonder if they sell it here in the States? Bet my anti-cholesterol warrior mother would like it!

Badaunt said...

Hmm... I wonder what hemp seed oil is in Japanese?

Also, re Library Lady ... olive oil and lemon juice, eh? Now there's a thought!

Doris said...

This Good Oil sounds really good. I'll check it out.

Some time ago we had "regular" olive oil with added Omega and that was awful. There was a distinct odour of fish as you cooked with it. Yuck!

Word verification: xtzkqpee
which sounds to me as

ectasy kewpee :-)