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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Most Colourful Salad

I look forward to my weekly excursions to 4 Life Natural Foods in Kensington Market.  After much shopping around, I have come to realize that this place has the best tasting greens in the city.  And, of course, everything is organic.

After I came home from buying it, I couldn't remember the name of Radicchio at first but thanks to this incredible post on Epicurious, I was able to identify it!

Colourful Salad
  • radicchio
  • romain lettuce
  • cucumber
  • grape tomatoes
  • hemp seeds
  • dulse flakes
  • a sweet vinaigrette to balance out  the bitter, salty flavours of the salad

Thai Carrot Coconut Soup (from Uncooking with Raw Rose)
I found that this soup actually tastes a bit better after sitting in the fridge for 24 hours.  I think it has to do with all the flavours being allowed to mingle together.
  • 1 cup water (can be warm or cold)
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots (cut in 2" chunks)
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley 
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/4 of a lemon (peeled)
  • 3 tablespoons dried, unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, diced
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1 avocado (diced, for topping)
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds (for topping)
Blend all the ingredients, except avocado, in a high speed blender.  Pour into a bowl.  Top with hemp seeds and avocado.  Enjoy!

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