Not much to talk about in this post, dear neighbor, just a very simple winter salad where I sneak in raw vegetables for my Finicky Eater, aka my dear husband, and I figured, well, if it works for him, maybe it will work for you and your own finicky eater, children, whatever ! How is it done ? Simply by using a julienne knife to cut the not-so-well-liked vegetables, namely beet and black radish, into very thin strips. It looks pretty, and apparently is more pleasing to the taste buds than grating the vegetables, which is what I had been doing up until now. The culinary world is full of surprises, isn’t it ?
Ingredients (for 2 people)
(all my ingredients are preferably organic)
– winter greens, such as mache salad greens
– 1 small beet, (or less), uncooked
– 1 small black radish (or less)
– some pumpkin seeds (optional)
for the dressing :
1 tsp white miso paste + 1 TBSP rice vinegar + 1 TBSP sesame oil
1. Put the pumpkin seeds, if desired, in a warm pan to sightly puff and toast
2. Wash and prepare the greens.
3. Peel the beet and radish. Cut into long strips using a julienne knife.
4. Prepare the dressing by mixing miso paste first with vinegar then sesame oil.
5. Toss everything in a salad bowl, and enjoy!
Since there wasn’t much to the recipe, I decided to publish the last of my Tokyo photos. Today, dear neighbors, the theme is flowers…
After we left there were a couple of snowy days in Japan. We saw it in the news and it was a real shock to recognize all the places ! I wonder what happened to the flowers on the tree, but snow in January is better than frost in April, isn’t it ?