August 26, 2012
a cantaloupe in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Fill the
hollows with chopped cucumber and sliced onion. Whisk together the
agave, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar with a pinch or so of salt, and
spoon over the top. It didn’t turn out quite as pretty or tasty as I’d expected, but it was still good and lunch made up for it.
pretty and photogenic, but this salad was unusually so. I love these
viola’s. They’ve kept going all summer long and are still at it. I’ll
bring them inside when it starts to get cold and see if I can nurse them
along for a while.
flowers that can be grown in a home garden. I’ve used viola’s and a
pansy here, but other common edibles are rose, impatiens, nasturtium,
carnation, cornflower, day lily, dandelion, fuchsia, gladiola, lilac,
lavender, marigold, violet, and nearly all edible herb flowers. Just
make sure you always know what you’re eating.
blossoms are very much like squash blossoms and are used the same way
and are pretty interchangeable. They may also be more difficult to find.
together the prepared vegetables. Then whisk together the dressing
ingredients and stir in with the vegetables. Pour onto a lined
dehydrator tray and dehydrate for about 2 hours … enough to soften the
harder vegetables. Alternatively, instead of dehydrating let marinate
one side of each blossom open and gently wash. I found bees and all
sorts of critters inside the blossoms, and they tear fairly easily, so
clean them carefully. Use a spoon and place the filling inside. That’s
it. You can further dehydrate the blossoms if you’d like, but I didn’t.
Hot Chocolate Concrete
serves 2 ~ $1.90 per serving
4 bananas, sliced and frozen ($.80)
2 cups almond milk ($.90)
4 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder ($.40)
1 ripe avocado ($1.50)
2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
This is super thick and rich … and a little bit hot.
In a blender, puree the bananas, almond milk, cocoa powder, and cayenne
until smooth and creamy. It will be quite thick. Spoon into glasses and
top with some cacao nibs.
total protein: 21 gr