Monday, March 14, 2011

EAT KALE

<----- moi! Yesterday was the last day of "real" food before I start my juice fast, so I wanted to eat a delicious salad as one of my numbered last meals. Turns out the ingredients I had on hand made one of the most delicious salads I think I've ever made!

It's a kale salad mostly, but I also threw in cucumber, red bell pepper, carrots, red cabbage, cashews, apple, cilantro and fenugreek sprouts. Now, fenugreek sprouts might be hard to find, if not impossible, but they're sure easy to grow! All I did was soak a couple tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight, strain em, then put em in a glass jar with screen cover. Rinse them twice a day, and allow them to drain completely. After 2-3 days, you'll have beautiful, tasty, crunchy fenugreek sprouts. Fenugreek tastes divine- it's almost always used as one of the constituents in curry powder and also has a sort of maple-y taste. A funny side tid bit about them, for me anyways, is that my armpits always smell like curry/maple whenever I eat them. Today....sniff sniff... yep! It's fantastic I think, no deodorant needed here. :) Back to the salad..... So the sprouts are optional, but in this salad they lend themselves to the curried dressing. Put in whatever else you might like too- radish, broccoli, other leafy greens, whatever floats yer boat!




Here's the recipe:

Kale Salad with curried almond butter dressing

1 bunch kale, shredded thin

2 carrots, shredded or sliced thin

½ red cabbage, shredded thin

1 red bell pepper, sliced thin

1 cucumber, sliced thin

1 cup cilantro, chopped

1 apple, sliced thin

½ cup whole raw cashews

½ cup fenugreek sprouts (optional- they're hard to find, but easy to sprout yourself, as I did!)


Dressing:

2 T. apple cider vinegar

1 T. maple syrup or agave

juice of one tangerine

1 inch of ginger, shredded finely (preferably on a microplane)

2 cloves garlic, shredded or minced finely

½ cup almond butter

1 T. shoyu

1 t. curry

½ t. cayenne

½ t. salt


Just toss all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with dressing! So easy to make, and so delicious. This made a good amount, but it should keep for a couple days, or you can share it with friends. :)

To your health! Enjoy!

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4 comments:

  1. Sounds so full of goodness - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  2. Holy mackerel this sounds epic! Think I will make it tonight...and definitely will post with your Q&A.

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  3. Thanks Chelsea! I hope you enjoy it, it sure was incredibly delicious for me! It's a great spring salad! Thank you so much for the Q&A too, I love it! :)

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