Horseradish Vinaigrette And Salad

Horseradish Salad Dressing when blended. Cranberry Nasturtium Salad. Pic by M.C.

Horseradish is my latest food passion. It’s fantastic for clearing the sinuses. When I grated it, my eyes were watering. I slept really well with clear passages. Try my current favorite salad dressing.

1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup organic white wine vinegar
1/3 cup horseradish, grated
2 Tbsp. agave
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. parsley or cilantro, chopped
rainbow peppercorn to taste
1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

Yields: 10-12 servings

I use a horseradish the size of a large carrot. Peel horseradish then grate half of it to get about 1/3 cup. Mince garlic and chop parsley or cilantro. Pour oil and vinegar into a 16-ounce Mason jar then add horseradish, agave, garlic, herbs, pepper, and salt. Shake the ingredients in a 16-ounce Mason jar for a vinaigrette. If you want that nice thick salad dressing texture then blend the ingredients. Try both. Leave the dressing out on the counter since vinegar will preserve the ingredients.

Here is the Horseradish Vinaigrette not put in blender. Just shake jar before using. Pic by M.C.

Next is the latest salad I throw together. The nasturtiums grow from my neighbor’s house to my land so I usually pick one or two for my salad at lunch. The wild onions I get on my walk. Look to see what’s growing wild in vacant lots, trails, or your neighborhood. Probably most people in America have dandelions growing in their lawn. I bought large dandelion leaves and they were not nearly as tasty as the wild dandelions in my front yard. You can add the leaves and flowers to your salad as long as you don’t spray your lawn with chemicals. Spoon two tablespoons of the Horseradish Vinaigrette on your salad. If the mood suites you, squeeze some lemon on top for taste and to help digest the oil.

2-4 cups spring lettuce
1 Tbsp. dried cranberries
1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
mustard green flowers
wild onion with flowers
1-2 Nasturtiums

Yield: 1 serving

There is no need to keep to the exact recipes. Be creative!

Happy Vegan!

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Copyright 2021 Melissa Crismon

Salad Booster

Salad Booster. Pic by M.C.

Originally, I bought Salad Booster in a Cheesy flavor, tried it, and then it sat in my spice cabinet. I tried it again about a year later on salad and really liked it, but when I ran out of it, I couldn’t find it. Come to find out they don’t make the mixture anymore. Now I make Salad Booster out of necessity. It’s good on a baked potato and in stir-fry. My Salad Booster is inspired by the original recipe.

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, salted and roasted
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, salted and roasted
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. spirulina
1 tsp. Himalayan salt
2 tsp. nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. red chili flakes

Optional: 1 Tbsp. Eden’s Seaweed Gomasio
Either squeeze lemon on salad or put lemon peel in Salad Booster

Yield: Over one cup. About 16 servings.

Put all ingredients in blender. I use my Vitamix dry grain container. Pulse for about twenty seconds until you have a powdery consistency. Don’t over blend or you will end up with nut butter. I did that once and still used it. Just add some to vinaigrette salad dressing if that happens.

Make a salad, pour vinaigrette, spoon on Salad Booster—one tablespoon per person/salad, squeeze half or a whole lemon for a family sized salad, grind sea salt and pepper over bowl, and then toss. I hope you get creative and try the booster on different green salads!

8 cups Spring Mix-roughly
1 carrot, grated
2 celery sticks, chopped
3/4 canned garbanzo beans

1-2 Tbsp. agave
1 part balsamic vinegar
2 parts olive oil, extra virgin

Shake well in closed salad dressing container. You might want less vinegar than me.

Food for Thought:
It was Dec. 4, 2020, maybe around 8p.m. We had just gotten home and I had walked inside when Renaissance Man called me outside. He pointed up at the sky. There were little lights in a row perfectly spaced out. They appeared west then disappeared in the east directly above us. Were they spaceships? Or were they Santa’s reindeer? Well, there were maybe 30 tiny lights going about quietly. It was a beautiful sight.

We looked it up and found a similar picture that looked like Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink satellites. The ones we saw were spaced perfectly unlike the pictures, but still probably satellites. It was disappointing to find out they weren’t visitors from afar.

Then as I recall that same weekend, I was decorating the Christmas tree and Renaissance Man called me to the TV. He had “The Twilight Zone” The Shelter (TV Episode 1961) paused at the last scene. The jist of it was during a neighborhood party the radio announcer said unidentified flying objects were going southeast. The voice said to go to a shelter. As I recall the word, lockdown or quarantine, was used. All the people freaked out thinking a nuclear attack was coming and forced their way into the doctor’s bomb shelter. They turned on each other and one neighbor said racist things to another. Then at the end, the voice on the radio lets everybody know it was a mistake. It was just a satellite reentering the Earth’s atmosphere. The neighbor’s apologize to each other and say they will pay for the damages of the shelter. But, the doctor says, “I wonder, I wonder if anyone of us has any idea what those damages really are. Maybe one of them is finding out what we’re really like when we’re normal. We were spared a bomb tonight. And I wonder if we weren’t destroyed even without it?”

I said it was predictive programming. Renaissance Man said they didn’t have it back in the 1960s. Perhaps they were trying to soften the blow of events by making the mass population more accepting of planned events. The more I read the more it seems like the elites are just copying history or using a formula. It was one of those moments that wasn’t a coincidence.

Happy Vegan!

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Copyright 2021 Melissa Crismon