Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Grilled Asparagus with Rosemary/Oregano Sea Salt

This little vegan side dish is a fantastic way to add some greens to the dinner table, while still being economical. What I love about this particular side is that it allows for you to use either fresh or frozen veggies without any issues making the meal. It also is a great meal for the middle of winter, especially up here in New England. I miss the grill during the long winter season, so breaking out a skillet to grill indoors is a great chance for me to get the taste of summer and to know it will hopefully come again. This recipe is a simple one, so I won't ramble any more.

1 pound asparagus, rinsed and trimmed
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sea salt
herbed sea salt (Much like that used in the Spinach & Lentil Burgers, although I prefer the basil/oregano mixture for this one)
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 lemon, juiced

Put the grill/skillet on low.

Bring 3-4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the 1 tablespoon sea salt, allow to boil at a high level and add the asparagus. Now if it is frozen asparagus, allow it to sit in the water for about 30-45 seconds before turning off the heat. Otherwise, turn off the heat immediately and allow to sit for 1 minute.

Drain.

Transfer asparagus to plate, and coat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place asparagus on the grill, turning occasionally-- at least enough to cook evenly, for roughly 3 minutes.

Take asparagus off the grill, and dust with the basil/oregano sea salt, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Simple, right? Now go test it out!

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