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Friday, February 1, 2013

HOW TO MAKE A SALAD TASTE LIKE PIZZA

I don't really know, but tonight's salad tastes like pizza.
Whatcha need: EVERYTHING.


2 chopped collard leaves, red bell pepper, zucchini, carrot, mushroom, avocado, raw sunflower seeds, onion, yr roommate's stuffed olives (this might have made it - along with the nooch), lemon juice, Braggs, nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes.
I don't even know how I fit this stuff in my stomach sometimes.
Is there anything you always must have on a salad? I think for me it's carrots. They're always around, they're cheap, they add a nice crunch, and they are a nice bit of sweetness in contrast to the usually more savory ingredients and dressing. Obviously everything is BETTER with avocado but a salad just doesn't feel right without carrots for me.
Yea, that's all for tonight. Nothing left to see here. Move along.

16 comments:

  1. I think you're right about the olives and nooch. And probably the red pepper flakes too. Pizza tasting salad is kind of a dream come true for me. I'm getting ready for dinner right now and I'm thinking salad, but I also have a giant shepherd's pie in the oven that might be too much to resist. For me, must-haves are avo and nooch. And if I have any kraut in the house no salad will be without it.

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    1. Yes, definitely on the red pepper flakes. Unfortunately no kraut here though! I would opt for the shepherd's pie if I had that around too.

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  2. Oh man a salad that tastes like pizza sounds pretty perfect. Wouldn't that be a great way to solve all of the crappy diet related health problems? I am with you, I need carrots in my salad. I also very much prefer my salads to have sun dried tomatoes in them. Avocado is always a nice bonus ;)

    Hope your elbow is doing a bit better!

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    1. Haha yea, if only we could work that into school food programs. I'm pretty sure I've seen salad pizza but never pizza salad.
      Sun dried tomatoes are so great; I really ought to buy them more often! They definitely would have added to the pizzaness.
      The elbow is...slowly improving, I think? Although I started crying at work haha and may have said the words "I just want my mom."

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  3. A pizza salad sounds awesome! I almost always have raw sunflower seeds in my salads. I love the taste and crunch of them, although I have to agree with you about carrots, too.

    I hope your elbow is feeling better. Ouch! :(

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    1. Raw sunflower seeds are so healthy and great! They're good for crunch too, along with the carrots.

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  4. Pizza salad? I'm all over that. And I'm pretty hardcore about having avos on my salad, and if there isn't any avos, then tofu. Sometimes both. I like me some hearty goodness! Oooh, and purple cabbage makes a nice pretty addition.

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    1. Tofu, yes. Something soft in the mouth. Ha. I had no protein besides the sunflower seeds in the haus, tho. Sad. Purple cabbage! I gotta get on that.

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  5. Your salad seems to have everything but pumpkin seeds. Everything needs pumpkin seeds in my opinion.

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  6. Sounds good to me! I agree that a salad must have carrots in order to truly be a salad. Yep.

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    1. Right? Let's not kid ourselves here.

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  7. Great job heisting your roommate's Stuffed Olives. The key is to only take enough so there's no noticeable difference in the amount left in the jar.

    Moving along now

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    1. You inspired me when you blatantly told me to steal their food. I only took a couple, then I wanted to make a martini.

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  8. Carrots definitely make an appearance on lots of my salads--but only if they're shredded. Big chunks of carrot don't do it for me. :) And salad in pizza form? OKAY.

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  9. I think this needs to be filed under life's survival guide. Hello, yes, salad pizza = the best!!

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