I thought I was having an epiphany. I was thinking what a great idea it is to write your own obituary and how I could create a website, kind of like an on-line safety deposit, just for autobiographical obituaries. There are already over 2 million sites related to writing your own obit and a few that will store them. Perhaps mine can include recipes to share from beyond?
This Asian Zucchini Salad recipe combines flavourless grape seed oil with super-smokey sesame seed oil. If you sprout your own mung beans, give yourself 4-5 days head start.
Asian Zucchini Salad
- 4 medium zucchini, finely grated, all the liquid removed
- 2-3 c sprouted mung beans (click here for sprouting instructions)
- 2/3 c fennel, thinly sliced (or substitute celery)
- 1/2 c chopped coriander
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 c roasted peanuts
- 1/4 c toasted sunflower seeds
- 1/8 c toasted sesame seeds
- 1/4 c toasted pumpkin seeds
- 2-3 T grape seed oil (adjust to your taste)
- 3-5 T unseasoned rice vinegar, the one with the green cap and label (adjust to your taste)
- 2 t sesame oil
- 11/2 t sea salt
Toast seeds and peanuts in a 350F oven until they brown a little. In a small bowl, mix the oils, vinegar and salt. Taste to adjust for acidity.
Combine the green ingredients just before serving. Mix zucchini, sprouts, scallions, fennel and coriander in a medium-large bowl. Toss well, but gently, with the dressing. Arrange on a large platter. Scatter the nuts and seeds on top for a lovely presentation. Just before the first person digs in, gently fold in the nuts and seeds to mix them in with the other ingredients.
- If you still have zucchini to cook, have a look at these Zucchini Fritters from Jeanettes Healthy Living.
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- Thanks to Anne, the splendid chef from Centre Tara, for divulging the ingredients to this wonderful dish.
- Thanks to the Richardson gang for tasting and liking Asian Zucchini Salad. I hope the Shri yoga group will let me know if it holds a candle to Anne’s version.
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