Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Food blogging is great. So many foods to try. So many flavors. But really, I don't always eat like that. Sometimes, what I eat isn't really that blog-able. Or is it? I was recently reminded of how much I liked very simple salads when I stopped off at Super-A Foods. I usually try to get my fruits and vegetables at the Farmers' Market - Alhambra to support the independent farmers, but every once in a while I need to hit a chain store for something. I had forgotten how cheap Super-A produce can be. Two heads of iceberg lettuce for $1. Five bunches of radishes for $1. Carrots, I don't remember how much but they're almost always cheap.
So after chopping up half of a head of lettuce (25 cents), slicing 3 radishes (6 cents), and shaving slices off 1 carrot (pennies really), added a few drizzles of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and I had enough salad for three meals. That's less than 10 cents a meal! Who can beat that for cheap eats?
What are your some of your favorite simple salads?
If this is too bland for you, some of my other salad recipes:
Croutons with Garlic and Seasoning
Fava and Garbanzo Bean Salad
Four Color Carrot Salad
Goi Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Salad)
Goi Xoai Xanh (Vietnamese Green Mango Salad)
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Hibiscus Leaf and Pomegranate Mixed Greens Salad
Insalata Caprese (Italian Capri Salad - Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella)
1 year ago today, old-fashioned mochi (Japanese rice cakes) pounded by hand at Fugetsu-Do Sweet Shop, the oldest business in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo and possibly the inventor of the Chinese fortune cookie.