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February 20, 2011

What To Do When You Have Loads of Buckwheat Lettuce

My trays of buckwheat generously gave me another full crop! The two crops combined are quite a lot of greens for one person to eat (my parents aren't very interested). So, what then do I do with all of these greens? Find as many different ways to consume them as possible.

1.) Make a sandwich: Toast some Ezekiel bread (or any other whole grain bread). While the bread is toasting mix together cashew butter, miso, and stone ground mustard, in a 3:2:1 ratio. The food processor works best for this, and you're going to want to make extra, if you want to make a killer salad dressing with it later. Spread the cashew-miso mixture pretty thickly on both sides, and then layer buckwheat lettuce, kale, and sliced tomato on one of the pieces of toast. Put the other piece of toast on top and you have yourself a huge messy sandwich!

2.) Make a salad: This makes a HUGE salad. Just warning you.

lots of buckwheat greens
a small handful of sunflower seeds
nutritional yeast
leftover cashew-miso-mustard dressing
1 tbls olive oil
1 tbls apple cider vinegar
1/4 avocado
1 large carrot, shredded

Put greens, avocado, as much nutritional yeast as you would like, and about 1/3 of the shredded carrot, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.

Wisk leftover dressing (there was a bit less than 1/4 cup left) with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Pour the dressing onto the greens and other things in the large bowl, and mix well.
Put the contents of the bowl on a plate, and put a handful of the shredded carrot on top of the salad, to make it look pretty. Then dust with nutritional yeast.
Give the leftover carrot to your dog, so that he can get some beta carotene. Or save it for yourself.

*I didn't add any, but I think that some powdered or fresh ginger would really accent this salad.

Look at him, just waiting for our picnic outside!

The finished product. Accented by my dad's pink post-it notes.

And now off to start that term paper...the one that's due in two days.

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