Here is my favorite flower presentation from last week's Bouquets to Art at the DeYoung art museum. This kimono was created entirely from plant material. The arrangement transported me to a place deep within a dark forest. I could well have slipped of the shoes the artist created and placed to the left of the kimono, just above the calming pond. I want to gaze into that pond alone in quietude of the forest. There I would find the peace that has been so elusive to me of late. Here are a few more pictures from the exhibit.
I must confess that I included these flower pictures to distract from the awful pictures I shot of my broccoli salad. I was so hungry and wet and cold when I made the salad and I was so pleased with the way the flavors came together that I rushed the photography. I did not check the photos until the salad had been eaten. The salad was delicious. I now feel comforted despite the wind and the rain which refuse to go away.
I used cold broccoli left from yesterday's lunch mixed with protein contributing seeds, (I have been tracking my calories and it turns out I get only 18% protein at best. I have been told this is not enough) I mixed olive oil mayo thinned with greek yogurt, miso and naturally fermented soy sauce for flavor and beneficial bacteria. I added meyer lemon juice for kick. I ate my salad along with a warm cup of jasmine green tea. The following recipe will revive one tired, damp soul satisfyingly.
1 cup cooked broccoli, chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 generous teaspoon raw sunflower seeds
1 generous teaspoon sesame seeds
2 teaspoons olive oil mayo
2 teaspoons nonfat greek yogurt
1 teaspoon white miso
1 teaspoon tahini
juice of half a meyer lemon
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Whisk dressing ingredients together in serving bowl.
Add broccoli and seeds.
Sit down, eat and enjoy the warmth inside.