Homegirl has a problem:
Yeah, I managed to find myself in a health food store AGAIN today. It was Whole Foods this time. I went in there ostensibly to pick up a couple carrots for dinner tonight (because somehow the carrots in the huge farmer's market right outside my office were somehow not good enough) and walked out with yet more almond milk (on sale for $2 each!), hemp milk and nutritional yeast. I hear the yeast makes for a flavorful topping for salads and such, so I'm hoping it might be another tasty salt alternative.
All in the name of health!
Now, if Gena's version is "raw," then we'd have to call my version "rawng." I made a few modifications, thereby un-raw-ing it.
In an effort to use up some stuff in my freezer, I decided to make the recipe using frozen cauliflower and asparagus. I steamed those veggies lightly so they would maintain a little crunch, as opposed to being soggy from thawing. I did use raw carrots, as you saw above, because I wanted the dish to have some legit raw crunch to it as well.
...And maybe because I accidentally used the last of my frozen carrots in my oatmeal yesterday.
Unfortunately, I overestimated the amount of cauliflower I actually had, so the dish ended up being light on cauliflower and consequently heavy on carrots, since I decided to use both of them anyway. I had enough asparagus to add more, but...then I didn't. My bad. I omitted the parsley because homey don't play that herb. And for the dressing, I cut the prescribed 3 tbsp EVOO down to 2 since I was making less volume than the recipe called for.
All said and done...
Awesome. I had the first bite and my taste buds screamed for walnuts, so I obliged, and 'twas delicious. I had intended to save half to take to the office for Friday's lunch but that's not so much happening after all. :) Another successful Radventure! Huzzah!
And now for two orders of business that have been brought to my attention:
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2. The Stonyfield Summer Sampling schedule: your chance to try some Stonyfield Farm products, ask questions and chat with some farm homeys!