We don’t make enough carrot salad

An antioxidant-rich diet is all about putting color onto your plate.  Gabriel Cousens gets it right in Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine.  The title says it all.

Today, we’re getting extra beta-carotene – vitamin A – with carrots.  Dill weed packs an extra cancer-fighting punch with antioxidants like eugenol and limonene.  Cranberry (yum – polyphenols) and lemon (mmm…flavonoids) are bursting at the seems with antioxidants.  Eat em up!

This salad takes a good it of manual labor…and it is very rewarding. (Really though, it’s simple 😉 )

Normally a salad like this serves two or three people, or even more as just a side salad.  I think I just might polish it off by myself – it’s a carrot kind of day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup dill weed
  • 1/2 cup sliced or whole filberts (hazelnuts)
  • Handful of dried or fresh whole cranberries
  • Splash of fresh squeezed lemon juice or vinegar
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Himalayan rock salt to taste

Procedure:

  • Grate the two carrots (this is the hard manual labour part).grated carrots
  • Add the cranberries and a splash of lemon juice.
  • chopped dill and sliced filberts
  • Chop the dill weed.
  • filberts, dill weed, cranberries, carrotsAdd this and the hazelnuts to the salad, drizzling with olive oil and sprinkiing with salt.
  • Now stir your beautiful creation and serve.

And for dessert…

(Tip: I like to have my dessert first.  If it’s fruit – it sits in my tummy better.)

Fresh Homemade Apple Sauce

  • Chopped and cored apples (use whatever quanitity you desire)
  • Unpaseurized honey or agave nectar (again, use to taste)
  • A good dash of cinammon (I like mine extra cinammon-y)

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until you get a good smooth consistency.  Spoon into bowls and enjoy!  I garnished mine with some fresh cranberries and a slice of lemon.

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