Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Salad Bar

I promised myself I would go back to eating salads after Thanksgiving . . . I mean after Christmas. No wait, we have one more party to go. I'll eat salad after on the First of 2007. I promise.

Anyhow, here's a few salad recipes Mom and I gathered for her cookbook, Come and Dine. Mind you these are not your ordinary ice berg lettuce. No, we get more creative than that. Nothing wrong with a good ice berg salad with a few veggies and croutons, but we're talking extraordinary here. Take a look, we worked hard on these . . .

Here's a salad from Japan with almonds, top ramen, and rice vinegar.

You'll like this one from Indonesia (correct pronunctiation not required) called Rujak Kankung. This one might be a little spicy but you could always keep the chilies out and enjoy the tofu and tamarind juice.

Well, let's not stop there. I think you all should try a Black Bean Salad with some fresh corn, pepper, wine vinegar, olive oil and beans, of course. Or enjoy a personal favorite--Cabbage Salad with sesame seeds, some butter and soya sauce.

Salad Bar is still open: Mandaran Salad for you? How about a Salad with the most weirdest ingredients combo--baby spinach with yogurt. Go ahead, get some. It's amazing. And here's one more for the taste buds: it's a layered Fruit Salad with grapes, kiwis and some orange juice.


Janey Loree said...

Hi Gatekeeper, I have promised myself that I would eat better in 2007, so I will be back to check out these salad recipes. The salad from Japan is already bekoning me!

C. H. Green said...

I'm back on salads now too. I;ll have to try some of those. especially that mandarin one. I'll have to come back when I can read more of your posts.

The GateKeeper said...

Oy, thanks you guys. Honestly these salads are terrific. I've got to lose 60 lbs. I've got to stick it out this year.