7/20/11

perfectly balanced

ever since i read the man who ate everything, i've been convinced that vegetables make me sick.

i know.
i know.

they are "good" for you. so what is the problem?

the vegetables are delicious going down, but well, let's just say that during digestion they make my stomach feel very unladylike. (anyone else with that problem?)

nevertheless vegetables are all i feel like eating these days. below is a recipe for my new favorite salad combination, adapted from a recipe by skye gyngell, an english chef and the author of the book my favorite ingredients. it is worth the indigestion.

for some reason i've always been under the impression that the british are out of their depth in the kitchen. i'm not sure where that idea comes from, but the fact that sheep's stomach and mushy peas are considered fine dinning might have something to do with it.

in any event. i was wrong. at least one english chef is nailing it in the kitchen. and her book is probably one of the most charming cookbooks i've seen in a while.

so here is our salad (skye's and mine). you should probably try it. tonight if you know what is good for you.
red grapefruit
(sectioned)
pistachios
(coarsely chopped)
avocado
(cubed)
aged romano
(sliced paper thin)
mixed greens

toss and serve with a simple french vinaigrette for a scrumptious summer lunch.
skye includes prosciutto in her recipe. i didn't because i take great pleasure in trying to force my meat loving husband to eat vegetarian food. nice wife eh?

4 comments:

Mike said...

what?? the original had prosciutto? I feel robbed.

Mercedes said...

wait. what?!?1 you read by blog?!?

nerak said...

maybe someday, if i go grocery shopping*, i'll buy these ingredients. looks divine.

*literally, it has been probably 2 months...

Louise Plummer said...

Fruit, yes. Vegetables, no. French macarons, yes, yes, yes. Thank you for that wonderful gift of cookies (the top of the food chain as far as I'm concerned).

I featured them on my blog today.

Kisses.