Posts tagged ‘salad’

March 12, 2012

For the Love of Cabbage

I love cabbage.  I eat it so often that I don’t suffer from the the typical cabbage side effects.  Even if I did, I would just blame Fred.  Poor Fred gets blamed for any and every nasty smell that occurs in the house.

I found a new way to prepare cabbage last night.  Grill it!  Oh yes.  I used that contraption on the deck that I typically like to avoid.  The cabbage was so delicious.  I had a small head, so I just quartered it.  I think I will probably 8th it next time so that I can get as much grill char as possible.  Before I grilled it, I rubbed olive oil on it.  Then I just flipped it every few minutes as char started to appear or as it started to look limp.  There are so many innuendos in this paragraph; I must ignore them. 

While it did its thing on the grill, I mixed up a salad dressing.  Actually, I looked up a salad dressing this time thinking I might find one that is better than my own mental stash.  Yeah right.  I have yet to find a dressing that I haven’t had to modify the crap out of to make it delicious.  My modified dressing is below.  Sorry I don’t measure much; most are best guesses.

  • Juice of two limes
  • Olive oil, about the same amount as the lime juice
  • White wine vinegar, to taste or about a tbsp
  • Fish oil, couple dashes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Cayenne, just a little
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • Sliced serrano, to taste
  • Plenty of salt, only kosher or sea

Blend it all together.  Drizzle the dressing over the cabbage just before you serve it.  I forgot to get a photo before we dug in, but you still get the idea.

October 11, 2010

I have a confession…

I have a food confession.  I, the self proclaimed food snob, chose to dine at Olive Garden.  You have to give me a pass because we were traveling and starving.  I was craving salad and remembered commercials about endless salad and breadsticks. Here’s another confession…I liked it!  The salad and bread sticks were delicious (I ate the entire bowl that is meant for the table) and the $5.50 price tag is hard to beat.  They also had a wine tasting that afternoon which didn’t hurt.  We were visiting the bf’s family so you would assume I needed all the wine I could get my hands on.  But I actually like them, so the wine was just for my own pleasure.

I perused the rest of the menu and noticed how pricey it is.  Since when are “cheap” restaurants so expensive!  I wanted to whisper to the people next to me that they could go somewhere really good that’s not a chain and spend the same amount of money.

I doubt I will go back anytime soon.  Their ambiance isn’t really my thing.  I will always remember my $5.50 salad and free wine.

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