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So – I made an eggplant curry the other day & it came out sorta bitter & yucky and, despite trying to sakvage it, I failed. But, I had already made some brown rice to go with it & it needed a home.
I get deliveries from Farm Fresh to You and this week’s box had three ears of corn in it. I typically avoid corn because the vast majority of it is GMO – but this corn came from a local farm – so I deemed it safe.
I recently bought myself some ORGANIC strawberries & spinach – and I stress organic because of information like this (from HERE):
The following “Dirty Dozen Plus” had the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions – or to grow them organically yourself:
- Sweet bell peppers
- Nectarines (imported)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Snap peas (imported)
Plus these which may contain organophosphate insecticides, which EWG characterizes as “highly toxic” and of special concern:
- Hot peppers
- Blueberries (domestic)
Armed with these things, some leftover gorgonzola crumbles & some Beyond Meat chicken strips – I made this salad. Then I shoved a bunch of it into a mason jar & brought it to work for lunch! PS – any “hair” you might think you see in the salad is just corn silk. Whew!
I made the dressing from those two ingredients, Dijon & some S&P. If you cannot find white balsamic – white wine vinegar will do.
White Balsamic & Dijon Vinaigrette
3 TBS white balsamic vinegar
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS Dijon
Shake that shit up in a jar.
Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Fresh Corn, Chicken, Brown Rice & Gorgonzola (Vegan or Vegetarian)
Serves 2 as a main course
INGREDIENTS (flexible according to your tastes)
1/2 lb raw, organic spinach – chopped
1 cup organic strawberries – sliced
9 oz vegan chicken – thawed
1 ear fresh corn – kernels cut off
2 cups cooked brown rice
Gorgonzola crumbles (or vegan alternative or other cheese of choice like feta or goat) – optional
Cilantro – chopped – optional
Treat a pan with cooking spray or oil & sear the chicken strips. Set aside.
Then basically, just toss everything together & then toss with the dressing.
Easy & gorgeous.