Okay. As promised, I have a little something to share with you. A gem, if you will. And I'll get to it in just a sec. But first I have some questions for you. Do you not completely adore a giant, fresh, organic salad for lunch? Or dinner for that matter? Do you miss opportunities to indulge in the green leafy category simply because you HATE spending time washing, drying, and ripping lettuce into bite size pieces? I hear you loud and clear homies. Loud. And. Clear. So, I'm going to show you a little trick-a-roonie...
Behold, the salad bin.
Now, don't laugh when I say this but, the salad bin concept has changed my life drastically. No really, it has! I used to open my fridge and stare at the lettuce I bought several days ago. Wanting to eat it. Intending to eat it. But knowing full well that unless it spontaneously jumped out of the produce drawer and danced it's way through the washing/drying/chopping process while spraying little bursts of glitter into the air, it was most likely going to die a long slow slimy death in the bottom of my fridge. Those days? Are over. I prepare greens only once every 5-6 days and there they stay. Washed, dried, chopped, and ready to become my meal any time I choose. Like yesterday for instance, when I busted this out for lunch in like 3 minutes flat.
Some people might be thinking to themselves, how rabbit-like and girly to eat such a thing for lunch. And to those people I would say, Wanna compare nutrients??? And the dressing. OH the dressing! The recipe for this dressing is the culinary gem I was talking about earlier. How I adore Omar and his brilliance. This recipe came from his raw food class Jenny and I attended a few weeks ago. I haven't gone a single day without it.
Omar's Basic Raw Dressing
2 c. macadamia nuts
enough water to cover
3 cloves fresh garlic (I like more)
1/4 cup gluten-free tamari
juice of 1 lemon
Throw all ingredients in a blender (a powerful one) and blend. Adjust ingredients to taste.