Green Slime Panzanella
My session with Eric this afternoon was INTENSE. The guy knows how to work someone, that’s for sure. Afterwards, an old man (maybe 50ish?) who very much resembled Jeff Foxworthy talked to me for a long time in the sauna about his volunteer work at the local martial arts studio. Our conversation included gems like “The body is a machine,” “No pain, no gain,” and “Bow to your sensei.” Awesome.
When we got home, we relaxed for a bit, and then got started on some dinner.
This was one of those dishes that started off as a hodge-podge, but ended up awesome!
Last night, we enjoyed some sunflower seed wheat bread from a local State College bakery, Gemelli’s. We had about a third of the loaf leftover, so we decided to make some panzanella for dinner tonight.
Into a bowl went:
Beautiful PURPLE corn:
Plus a chopped tomato (bought from an Amish farmer!) and a can of drained chickpeas.
For the dressing, we didn’t have basil, but I thought spinach would work just as well. In my vita-mix, I blended a big handful of spinach, 1/4 cup (give or take) of olive oil, the juice of a lemon, some sea salt, one garlic clove, and a bit of water…all of this turned into:
…this delicious dressing! It was really garlicky, which I love. Delicious!
Pouring the slime over the salad reminded me of You Can’t Do That On Television.
Salad, post “sliming”:
It may look like it’s been covered in slime, but this salad was SO tasty! We were both really pleased with how it came together. I loved how the bread really soaked up the green dressing.
This afternoon, I ordered something really fun for…my August challenge!
Yeah, remember when I used to do challenges?
I kind of took a break from them for the summer, but in August, I’m going to get back on board…my August challenge is going to be tough, but I’m actually really excited about it! I’ll unveil in a few days…I’m sure the suspense is killing you.
We’re about to watch True Blood—we just got the first season on DVD! So excited!
See you tomorrow!