Monday, July 7, 2008

Vivid Dreams & Asian Cucumber Salad


Last night I had the most vivid dream. I want to share it with you because I believe it was one of those visionary dreams that will have lasting effect upon me from this point forward. I am such a visual person and although I'd love to try to paint a picture of what I dreamed of in words, I think I'll have to create a drawing of what I saw in my dream before I can share it with you here on the blog. It's worth the wait and I'll enjoy your input once I post it. Stay tuned.

Tonight I made an encore performance of a salad that I made during our time away this past holiday weekend. It's a modified version of a recent recipe in VegNews Magazine, but as usual, I've added my own twist. It's really delicious and I hope you'll enjoy!

Asian Cucumber Salad

3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp Nama Shoyu or wheat free Tamari
1 Tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
1 clove fresh minced garlic
1 Tbsp fresh mint, roughly chopped
1 tsp+ seeded, minced, jalapeño pepper
2 large cucumbers, sliced lengthwise on a mandoline or with a sharp knife to about 1/8 inch thickness
1/4 cup raw peanuts, chopped

In a small bowl, mix lime juice, nama shoyu, maple syrup, garlic, mint, and jalapeño. Add cucumber ribbons and peanuts, tossing gently. Serve within one hour.

6 comments:

deaintheraw said...

Gosh Penni the salad looks amazing, this salad is exactly the kind of stuff I crave these days..i will definately make this, thanks for the recipe.
hugs xo Dea

Angela said...

I look forward to hearing about your dream> You have a deep spiritual side and I am sure what you experienced in your dream was quite profound. And I bet your salad is quite yummy too.
My countdown to Texas has begun. I only have a few weeks. I hope we cross paths a few more times before then. (And then there is Raw Spirit Fest!)

Wendi Dee said...

Ooh! I am soooo looking forward to hearing about your dreams. Dreams have always fascinated me, and I never doubt the messages we can receive during dreamtime. We are able to access our higher selves so much easier during dreams.

I loved that song you selected for your blog entry. It wasn't only visually beautiful, the song/sound is still repeating in my head. I loved how they were standing in the field singing, too, like so many singers do in Hindi movies.

Lots of love to you, Penni!

Wendi
XOXOXO

HiHoRosie said...

Yummy salad! Thanks for sharing.

LolaBloom said...

MMMMM, that looks G.O.O.D! Thank you for sharing yet another tasty recipe!

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

Thanks for the recipe. I wanna try this one. I like to get a lot of cucumbers in my diet cause they are soooo good for my skin!
XO
Pixy Lisa