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mixed greens with dulse and macadamia + lemon vinaigrette

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Full disclosure...I am a huge fan and consumer of raw foods. I avoid talking about how/what/why I eat  because I don't pretend to know what's right for you.  Given the general consensus of the moment to eat better, healthier, cleaner.....here we go......

I will spare you a long diatrabe abut the benefits of eating raw and superfoods.  I, obviously, am in a very serious relationship with the words sauté, butter, roast, grill, bake, cream....so I all I will say is check out this book.  It's one that I recommend over and over to friends because there is SO much good nutritional information.

Doesn't really matter if only end up making a shake from the book. The knowledge you will take away is pretty astounding.  HUGE PLUS: the author, Sarma Melngailis, is funny, doesn't proselytize and it reads like a good friend is telling you some really cool stuff.

This salad is an ever so slightly adapted of her personal favorite S&M Salad. She uses lime juice, no garlic.  Try it both ways.

mixed greens with dulse and macadamia + lemon vinaigrette

serves 4

1/4 c macadamia nut oil

1/3 c lemon juice

1 clove of garlic

large bowl of mixed greens, about 5-6 cups

1 handful of hemp seeds

1 large handful of dulse, torn

2-3 avocados, sliced

handful of raw almonds, roughly chopped

sea salt and pepper to taste

Whiz together the oil, lemon juice and garlic in a blender and pour over the greens, hemp, dulse and almonds. Taste for seasonings, keeping in mind that the dulse packs a lot of natural salt and brine.  Fan the avocado out on top of the greens and serve.