Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Will Run For Kale Salad With Creamy Garlic Dressing (and pumpernickel croutons too!)





Some of us run for kale.  Others run for dog treats and puddles.  It hard not to love running when you have a bouvier who splashes his way through puddles like they are the best thing that's ever happened to him.  The key however is not getting dragged into the puddle alongside the bouvier who thinks that he's a water buffalo.

Tonight Hank ran for puddles & I ran for kale.  Happy fall running!



This salad dressing will make you want to eat kale.  Lots & lots of kale.  Unless of course you are allergic to cashews & hate kale.  

Kale Salad With Creamy Garlic Dressing
(serves 4)

Salad

bunch of kale (or romaine lettuce)
1/2 cup sliced cremi mushrooms
  1-2 T sliced red onion
creamy garlic dressing
pumpernickel croutons


1.Toss as much or little of each ingredient as your wish  together in a large bowl. 2. Put your elbows out.  3.  Enjoy. 


Dressing
(1 cup)

1/2 cup soaked cashews (at least an hour)
1-2 cloves local garlic (depending on whether or not you need to talk to anyone during the day)
1/4 C nutritional yeast
1/4 C parmesan cheese (or use an additional 1/4 C nutritional yeast and add a little more salt)
1/4 C olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 - 3/4 C water
*2 tsp dulse
salt & pepper to taste
chipotle powder to taste
1-2 tsp dry mustard powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 T hemp hearts

Combine all ingredients in your blender & blend until desired consistency is reached.

* dried reddish-brown seaweed.  You can usually find it in the seafood section of the grocery store.

Pumpernickel Croutons

4 slices pumpernickel bread cut into cubes
1 T olive oil
1T melted butter
1 tsp of mixed herbs (e.g oregano, basil)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine olive oil, melted butter & herbs.  Toss pumpernickel cubes with olive oil mixture.  Place bread cubes on your baking stone and bake until crispy.  Allow to cool slightly before adding to salad.