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May 04, 2010

week 11 - salad love and corn chips

OK, this isn't really a recipe as much as an exclamation about how exciting it is to get back to eating what you grow.

First, I picked some little lettuce and spinach leaves and a couple chives and oregano into a bowl of water.
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Then I rinsed it off really well, ran it through the salad spinner, and assembled my ingredients.
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I rubbed my plate with smashed garlic to get some of the oil on it.
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Then the greens, and all the good stuff on top, lemon juice, olive oil, chives, and fresh oregano...yum!
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I like eating salad with chopsticks...all the better to stuff large bites into my mouth!
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That was a very happy day.

Jenny and I made some fun swamp juice (as she lovingly called it) this week, actually called Sweet Green Juice, but, as so often happens with veggie juices, it turned out the color of a ripe swamp. It was exclamatory in its brisk, sour, fresh taste in that it makes you exclaim loudly after drinking it. Wow!

We also made some yummy Golden Tortilla Chips in the dehydrator. It was hard to keep them crispy, but they had a great sweet flavor from the corn, sort of like Sunchips.

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Golden Tortilla Chips (from Matthew Kenney's 'Everyday Raw')

1 3/4 c flax meal
4 c frozen corn, thawed
1 1/3 c water
2 1/2 T olive oil
1 T cumin
3/4 small red onion
1 clove garlic
1/4 t sea salt + more for sprinkling
1 T + 1 t lime juice
Pinch cayenne
2 t chili pepper

Blend everything except the flax meal and chili powder in the blender until smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients and spread thinly on dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate 30 min, then score into chip shapes. Sprinkle with salt and dehydrate 12-24 hours.

Sweet Green Juice

2 cucmbers
2 carrots
2 apples
1/2 c parsely
1/2 c mint
1 stalk celery
1/2 inch piece ginger
1 lemon, peeled

Shove it all in a juicer. Woo-weee! Now that's a juice!

Posted by Bahiyyih at May 4, 2010 05:43 PM