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I did not have much in the way of fresh food (like NONE) in the house tonight, owing to the fact that, until Thursday, I expected to be on the Master Cleanse for another 3 – 4 weeks.

Still, I was responsible for making a dinner that my SAD diet room-mate would gladly eat. Hmn… Creativity needed>
I do have a number of bags full of vegetables I have dehydrated over the winter, and some leftovers from the summer, so…..

  • I dug out my last little bit of wakame (about 1/2 C) and soaked it.
  • I soaked about 1/2 handful of dehydrated turnip.
  • I ground up about a handful of dehydrated red bell pepper slices.
  • I finely chopped 1/2 onion.
  • I also soaked @ 1/2 C of dehydrated parsnips.
  • I combined the wakame with the turnip and the bell pepper powder, and added some garlic powder, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar.
  • To the parsnips, I added some olive oil and a little black pepper.

That was dinner. I found the wakame salad very filling and satisfying (such an interesting word – you know when you eat something and you *feel* like it is what you needed)
The parsnips were good… like rice…

I am going to take the leftovers to work tomorrow for lunch.



One of my New Year’s Resolutions will be to make sure to keep wakame on hand at all times.

Last night, I was faced with leftover “slaw” (I had two kinds: cabbage and onions with various inspired herbs and olive oil and apple cider vinegar; and cabbage with olive oil and Thai curry paste. Both kinds had been food processed to a consistency of about applesauce size pieces)

In the cabinet, I found a mostly empty packet of wakame, and was suddenly inspired. I popped the wakame in a bowl with water to the top, and waited. Then I wrung it out and threw it in a bowl with the slaws, some more inspired herb, and some more olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Amazingly, I had a winner!!!! (my non-raw room-mate asked for seconds even after the amount I had given her was half the planned meal).  I will include more wakame, and keep it on hand for when I don’t know what to make with leftovers.

This will definitely go into my bag of tricks.