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Salad Week: the Warm Market Fresh Salad

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I thought i would start off salad week a little early (sunday), just because i had to cook some food today and for once i didn’t forget my SD card in the office. So everything was right there in front of my eyes.

I’ve already explained my beef with how salad is perceived  by people, usually as an appetizers or as something so healthy that you can smother with lots of unhealthy sauces and still not feel guilty.

I wanted to prove a point by going to a market (Legaspi), very hungry, with the sole purposes to buying ingredients for a salad. Now,, you may think “ok i don’t care about that detail”. Well, to be honest, when you are really hungry the last thing you want to buy is leaves and vegetables, full knowing that you have barbecue pits, cheesecakes and whole roast pigs staring right back at you.

So here is what i ended up buying: wild arugula, wild blueberries, sweet potatoes, sweet white corn, radishes, canadian back bacon. curry ciabatta and baby carrots.

Now on to my second point. Food is not complicated. I tossed the arugula (2 handfuls) and wild blueberries (4 tbsp) with some olive oil (2tbsp) and balasamic (1tbsp), salt and pepper. Mixed the whole thing.

Seared my grated white corn (from 1 cob), 1 peeled and sliced sweet potato, and 4 cleaned bay carrots with some salt and pepper and a squirt of lemon juice. Until cooked

Fried my back bacon in an awesome cast iron pan (the only way how). And then plated the whole thing together on a bed of sliced avocadoes (2pcs)

There, 3 points proven.

1. Salad can be a meal.

2. Simple is healthy.

3. Sometimes you just have to listen to the ingredients.

Expect more salad posts this week!!!

Happy Sunday.

10 COMMENTS

    1. jerome rubico August 11, 2013 at 5:50 am

      Hi Erwan,

      This is great ! Ill try to make this today.

      Have a question, how do you make a greek rocket salad (Roka Salata)? I have a favorite in a popular Greek restaurant in Shangrila and I end up eating there 3 to 4 times a week because of the salad and it gets to be expensive. I was thinking if i can make the salad on my own I wouldn’t have to eat out all the time.

      Thank you,

      Jerome-

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    1. Maria Louisa Saulog Cervania August 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Again, you must be in my head… My husband, Jon, said we should integrate more salad in our weekday dinners — from the guy who asked if the lettuce on a hamburger or the the tomato sauce on a pizza counts as his daily allowance of fruits and vegetables :O. Anyways, for the past three weeks, we have had Thursday Night Salad Dinners. It has been great — modified Niçoise (with chicken), Spinach with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onion+Fig Balsamic and Bacon-Infused Olive Oil, Grilled Flanked Steak+Corn on Mixed Greens — but, I need more ideas! Thank goodness for your Salad Week! It will get me through the next 7 weeks :) Warm Market Fresh Salad…you are up next… Jerome’s request above sounds awesome! And, is a Kale Salad in the mix? Looking forward to the rest of the week!

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      1. Erwan August 14, 2013 at 6:27 am

        Haha awesome thanks! Kale is so hard to find here locally unfortunately :(

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    1. naki August 12, 2013 at 5:15 am

      I love the salad when im eating steak and fried ita okay if i just add olive oil to my salad to make more special dinner with my friends and my love ones

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      1. Mila M. Silang August 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

        I started reading your blogs just today, when I saw your interview at ANC with Karen. I am also health conscious person and I am very choosy of what I eat. I hope you can pursue of having a food show that touches all about food. Congrats Erwan for your chosen advocacy of helping people understand the value of staying fit and healthy. Keep up your good job !

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      1. Mila M. Silang August 20, 2013 at 8:34 am

        Hi Erwan,
        I started reading your blogs just today, when I saw your interview at ANC with Karen. I am also health conscious person and I am very choosy of what I eat. I hope you can pursue of having a food show that touches all about food. Congrats Erwan for your chosen advocacy of helping people understand the value of staying fit and healthy. Keep up your good job !

        Mila

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    1. Anne September 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Hi Erwan! Any video for this?

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    1. Alexandria September 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      You can find Kale at Healthy Option. They have a weekly delivery but in limited amount so I would suggest that you do what I do — call in and reserve! They also have it in Salcedo Market :)

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      1. Erwan September 25, 2013 at 5:52 am

        from time to time yes!

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