gnocchi or shepherd's pie. Neither of which were great for watercress. And the VegHog's watercress rolls would not solve the potato dilemma (though purple bread is exciting!)
arugula, brie and purple potato salad. My vegan salad used a creamy cashew dressing and was quite different to the one that inspired it. I had freshly shelled walnuts from a farmers market and a lime from our tree.
sourdough bread while relaxing after Sylvia had been to a school friend's party.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Street Art in Melbourne #4 She dreamt of running away
Two year ago: WW Vegan chocolate tart
Three years ago: The University of Melbourne - historic buildings and lunches
Four years ago: My ten rules for food blogging
Five years ago: The case of the disappearing tart
Six years ago: Heidi’s Chocolate Cake
Seven years ago: Creamy Green Lasagne for Beautiful Bones
Eight years ago: TGRWT #2 - It’s nuts, it’s bananas, it’s stew!
Purple potato, sweet potato and watercress salad
An original Green Gourmet Giraffe recipe inspired by Sweetest Somethings
Serves 2 -3 as a meal
4 (about 350g) purple potatoes
1 medium sweet potato
1 bunch of watercress, chopped
1 handful of walnuts
1 handful of dried cranberries
2 tbsp chives, chopped
1/4 cup raw cashews (*pre-soaked if using regular blender)
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp mild English mustard
1 small garlic clove
1/4 tsp salt flakes, or to taste
lots of ground black pepper
Peel and chop potatoes into 1cm discs and cover with salted water. Cook until tender. Bring to the boil from cold water and then reduce to simmer. It took me between15 and 20 minutes from when I started the burner on the stovetop. Drain. Repeat with sweet potato in a separate saucepan.
Meanwhile dry fry walnuts until they smell fragrant and roughly chop. Blend all ingredients for the creamy dressing until smooth. (*I did this in a high speed blender but to do it in a regular blender, the cashews should be soaked.)
Arrange watercress and cooked potatoes in a salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing. Scatter with walnuts, cranberries and chives. Toss and serve.
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