Some of my friends make fun of me for talking about death — not in a morbid way; I’m just curious to know how an entire industry can take over our important decisions. When it comes to final preparations, I want to make sure that I’m in control. Forget those expensive wooden boxes. I’ll take this burial suit seeded with mushrooms for a cleaner, greener departure. (Listen to creator-artist Jae Rhim Lee on TED Radio Hour: Rethinking Death or watch her TED Talk.)
Until then, I’m thrilled to be alive and to be telling you about this Paper-Thin Carrot Salad. Savour its creamy, tangy cheddar, slightly bitter greens, crispy slivers of earthy carrot and sweet, sweet apple. It’s drop dead delicious.
Paper-Thin Carrot Salad
- 3 small carrots, sliced paper-thin (yields 1 cup)
- 1/4 Honeycrisp apple, sliced paper-thin
- 1 handful arugula or watercress, chopped
- 1 T finely chopped sweet onion
- 2 T crumbled cheddar
- 1 T each roasted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
- 1 T sherry vinegar
- 1 t olive oil
- sea salt and freshly grated black pepper
- a few squirts of Frank’s Hot Sauce
Combine all ingredients and divide into 2 portions.
- Remember Bugs Bunny? He endorsed carrots in a big way.
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- A big thank you to Microplane for providing an Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Blade and a Cut Resistant Glove for review. The slicer feels like a toy, and it’s fun like a toy, but don’t be fooled. It’s mighty sharp.