Boy oh boy. These past couple of weeks have been feeling very hot! I thought I’d share some things I’ve been doing to spruce up a plain old salad, since salads and cold things are what I’m gravitating towards nowadays. It’s really neat how the foods that are in season now have this amazing ability to refresh and quench our bodies’ thirst. Juicy peaches and watermelons, cooling cucumbers, and ruby red strawberries.
Ahem, and now back to the actual salad tips…
Recently, my two favorite ways of roasting them are using these two variations of the sweetly glazed daigakumo recipe:
Separating the greens from the stems makes it easier for cooking. Here are some ideas on how to prepare them.
This reminded me of the glorious mountains of root vegetables that Kelsey usually bakes.
Cafe Gutenberg’s Vegan Caesar Salad… I just had to have it before I leave Richmond. I asked for their recipe, alas it’s top secret and they don’t give it out. I understand. Atleast they had someone from the kitchen tell me some tips about how they prepare the tofu (it’s the best tofu I’ve ever had).
This Indian Inspired Red Lentil Rice Salad is seriously tasty. Especially if you’re in the mood for a fruitier salad with a little bit of tang from the curry yogurt dressing.
It’s definitely hot when the potluck’s theme is “Keeping Cool”. So we wore clothes that kept us cool, or we thought was cool.. and of course brought cooling foods.
Happy and cool.
At the end of a hot day my feet are tired, and I’ve got a layer of grime and dried sweat on me. It may sound unpleasant, but I like feeling the length of the day in my body. After a long day being out and about in the heat, feeling exhausted is just another cue telling me, “it’s time to relax.”
What do you do to keep cool on hot days?