Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 25: Rosicrucian Ladies Who Lunch

Get your Cosmo-Conception on! At some unknown point, the Rosicrucian Fellowship issued a supplement to their New Age Vegetarian Cookbook, titled Salads and Vegetarian Menus. The 10th printing is dated 1996, but it clearly dates to many years before. The salad recipes are just the sort of thing you would serve when inviting the ladies over for lunch and gossip, if said ladies were vegetarian esotericists!

We tried the Cabbage, Apple, and Ripe Olive Salad:

1 c shredded cabbage (I was generous with this)
2 red apples, chopped
1/4 c chopped black olives
1/4 c French dressing (see below)

Mix together, and artfully arrange on lettuce leaves. For a garnish, stuff whole black olives (I used the canned kind to be true to the period) with soy cream cheeze.

French Dressing:

1/3 c water
1/4 c fresh lemon juice
3 T olive oil
a squirt or two of agave
celery salt to taste
"sufficient catsup to complete the seasoning" (not much)

Combine all dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake until emulsified.

While this salad seems like an odd combination, it's quite pleasant and I would make it again.


panda with cookie said...

One day I hope to be a lady that lunches.

Bianca said...

Me! Panda, you and JohnP and Poopie and I should be ladies (and a dude) who lunch together!

JohnP said...

Bianca, I'm willing to be an honorary lady for such a lunch!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

This title has me giggling.