Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kitchen Sink Chopped Salad

If you've been following my blog, you know that I am exploring the ideas and food that fall under the category of "raw" food.  I've learned a ton about nutrition this week and have formed my own opinions about the raw food movement (I'll post about that in a future posting). 

All this research has really pointed out that most of us really could benefit from a lot more raw food in our diets, whether or not you believe that humans should eat entirely raw.  So here's an example of a scrumptious way to get some living food into your body.  The idea is so simple that it really doesn't qualify as a recipe, but I thought it was so good that it's worth mentioning.

Grab a big bowl, cutting board and chef's knife.  Collect any and all veggies from your stash--whatever is in your fridge that day.  Romaine lettuce, kale, carrots, red pepper, broccoli, parsley, cucumber, cilantro, whatever you have on hand.  Start chopping.  Keep chopping. Throw it all in a bowl.  Add some type of fruit--fresh or dried-in small pieces.  Add raw sunflower seeds or raw sliced almonds--not too much.  Last, dress with your favorite dressing. Viola! A wonderful chopped salad that wakes up all of your taste buds.  And it even keeps in the refidgerator if you have leftovers.  Now that's whacky!
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