After a weekend of debauchery -- Chinese take-out, pints of beer, fatty pork ribs, Spanish wines and hours of network television -- it was time for a cleansing dinner. To scrub the pipes. To detox the soul while reorganizing the vegetable bin. The Ranger likes to call this dish, a weekly special at our table, "colon blow." And sure enough...
The veggies are all steamed or raw, never sauteed, and we try to use what's in season, local, organic blah, blah, blah. Really, we just toss in whatevers on the verge at the bottom of the frig., but nothing too science-experimenty. Remember what your mom said, "Shit in, shit out." Even though that's kinda the point.
This is what we had on hand:
Granny Smith Apple
Prunes (oh yeah, baby)
Toss with freshly cooked brown rice (the leftover stuff from Chinese take-out is too dry), add the following dressing and you've got the key to world peace. Think how much nicer Bush would be if he had a bit more roughage in his diet. Even Mrs. Clinton...bet she hasn't seen the business side of a snow pea in awhile. The leftovers always end up at Ranger Station where the other rangers gather with happy forks and dig in. "Yo, this hippie food ain't half bad."
1/3 c. Tamari
2 T. Olive Oil
1/4 c. Rice Wine Vinegar
Sesame Oil, a light drizzle
2 t. Honey
1 inch Ginger, peeled and minced
1 large clove Garlic, minced
zest and juice of 1 Meyer Lemon
Cayenne to taste
Blend in a small cuisinart and taste. Adjust as needed. Let's thank Su for pulling a version of this dressing recipe off of 101 cookbooks.
Sorry, no photo. Too pooped.