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 Post subject: Salad Samurai, front to back
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:21 pm 
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Spring has sprung and I've decided to eat at least one huge salad every day. To avoid the rut that I usually fall into I'm making it my goal to try 2-3 salads from Salad Samurai per week. I made a few recipes when the book first came out and I loved all of them, so this seems like good project for me. Feel free to join in and post here!

I started with the spring herb salad with maple orange tempeh nibbles, the first salad in the book. Wow. This was so good! I used an herb salad mix that already had parsley and dill in it.
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Xocolatl wrote:
Spring has sprung and I've decided to eat at least one huge salad every day. To avoid the rut that I usually fall into I'm making it my goal to try 2-3 salads from Salad Samurai per week. I made a few recipes when the book first came out and I loved all of them, so this seems like good project for me. Feel free to join in and post here!

I started with the spring herb salad with maple orange tempeh nibbles, the first salad in the book. Wow. This was so good! I used an herb salad mix that already had parsley and dill in it.
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Yes, I need this one for this weekend. Looks so good and my BF loves Tempeh!


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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That is such a great salad! I look forward to seeing more of your photos.

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I look forward to more, too!


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That is a super pretty salad. I can't wait to see all your pics.

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I am so excited that you are doing this!
What a beautiful salad to start us off with!


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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Hell YESSS!!! One of my favourite threads already. The photo is beautiful :O


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Ohhhh yeahhh !!! I'm really excited about this post. Your picture is gorgeous.

Actually I was supposed to eat that salad yesterday, but plans changed. Now, with your comments and picture I can't wait to try it :)


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mmm... i am waiting till stuff really is full on & in season to pull out this book once again!

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Yeah, MMC, I was a little iffy on using strawberries the first week they're in season, but they were surprisingly good.

Today was the deviled kale Caesar. I used lacinto kale chiffonade instead of turn curly kale. I was surprised by the dressing, in a good way. I can't figure out if it tastes like nacho cheese sauce or thousand island dressing. It could probably be used for both with a little doctoring.
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Everything looks so pretty together in this salad: the red onions against the greens, the pale dressing on the dark greens, the perfect cube shape of the croutons. I'm intrigued by the flavor combinations too.


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I just heated the salad dressing with some chopped jalapeños and chili powder and sure enough...nacho sauce. Have I mentioned I love this book? I never would have thought of pickled onions on a salad but they were perfect with the kale.

RO, these are the croutons. They're the best thing ever.
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Oh that's one of my favourites! Have to make it again soon. Beautiful photo again <3


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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i love this thread. now i need salad!

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They both look really good, I'll be following this thread!

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More please!


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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Good timing, LFL!

I've been slacking and making boring lunches but today I made the strawberry spinach salad with orange poppy seed dressing, only I used butter lettuce instead of spinach. I threw in some raspberries, too. I loved this one just as much as the first two!

The next one in the book is a blueberry tamari greens bowl, which looks a little blah to me. I may skip over it and go on to the grilled kale with spicy lentils.


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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I thought the Blueberry Tamari Bowl was fantastic! I wouldn't skip it - it's become my go to salad!

I love your posts, you are inspiring me to go beyond the few awesome ones that I love. Like the Seared Chickpea Farro one Mmmmmmm!

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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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Xocolatl wrote:
Good timing, LFL!


LOL! That salad looks gorgeous. I have to get this book, so I can start eating this healthfully. Xocolatl, do you find the salads filling enough to make a whole dinner, or do you have to make some accompanying dishes?


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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Thanks, Tofulish! I'll try it. I think it's just the name. Seeing "blueberry" next to "tamari" seems so unappealing.

LFL, I came here to post the latest salad and saw your post only 20 minutes earlier which made me think, oh, great...now it looks like I read that and ran to the kitchen to make the damn salad!

I think if you ate the serving sizes given in the book, they may not be that filling. I end up eating more like the full recipe amount of the fruit and vegetable part (most recipes are 2-3 servings) and closer to the one-serving amount for the proteins. I make some very filling nut and seed whole grain dinner rolls every week and I usually have one or two with my salad, so I'm always full after.


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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Xocolatl wrote:
LFL, I came here to post the latest salad and saw your post only 20 minutes earlier which made me think, oh, great...now it looks like I read that and ran to the kitchen to make the damn salad!

I think if you ate the serving sizes given in the book, they may not be that filling. I end up eating more like the full recipe amount of the fruit and vegetable part (most recipes are 2-3 servings) and closer to the one-serving amount for the proteins. I make some very filling nut and seed whole grain dinner rolls every week and I usually have one or two with my salad, so I'm always full after.


I figured our coinciding posts were just coincidental! Your pretty pictures have sold me on this book. I plan to make that spring herb salad with the orange tempeh this week.


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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Yay! You won't be disappointed, LFL. I think I'll make the blueberry tamari one tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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Tofulish was right. The Blueberry Tamari Bowl is so much better than it sounds. I did decrease the tamari, though. The only bad part is that I tripled the almond recipe so I'd have them on hand for a while and I overcooked $30 of almonds. Grrr.
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WOW. That just went on the list for what to make next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Salad Samurai, front to back
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Wow!!
these salads are killing me!
I have made stuff from this book but nothing comes close to looking like yours.

I need to step up my salad game.


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