So, last night after enjoying a side dish of perhaps the best darned kidney-friendly salad I have made yet, Pascal suggested that I make a blog post with the recipe for anyone else out there suffering from chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, or just wanting to treat their kidneys to bit of a dinner date.
I joked the other day about just loving, "eating scientifically", since learning of my illness and together we coined the phrase, "Scientific Salads", which I rather like.
Every ingredient in this salad is low or med potassium and together, IMNSHO, they combine into a very delightful raw foody experience. I'm munching on some now as I just did the photoshoot and simply could not resist after seeing it look so tempting, plated happily in the sunlight.
"Kidney Date Night Salad"
(If you can get all ingredients from the organic store, or your own garden--all the better!)
1/3 of a chopped red cabbage
1/2 of a chopped broccoli head
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 large carrots, chopped
1 large turnip chopped
2 Pink Lady apples peeled & chopped
1 english cucumber, de-seeded, peeled and chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1/3 head of cauliflower, chopped
1 handful of chives, chopped
2 tbspsl of mint chopped
I can't wait for the Spring to bring back my giant Mint garden!
(All of these Scientific Salads will feed me for days, btw.)
The Scientific Dressing:
2 tablespoons of EV Olive Oil
2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
Juice of one lime
4 tablespoons of Mrs Dash spice mix
Just a few turns of the pepper grinder
1/4 teaspoon of French Fleur de Sel
I often hit it with a splash of apple cider vinegar or lemon or lime juice when serving, just to zing it up last minute-like.
And I just realized that doing this salad in the food processor would not only be waaay less labor-intensive, (as wow, was my choppin' arm feeling it after this darned near 2 kilo salad was a wrap!), but it would look pretty snazzy too in very fine bits.
Et voilahhhh... If you decide to give it a whirl, please take a mo and leave me a comment as I love the feedback.