Friday, July 10, 2015

Watermelon Radish-Kale Slaw with Sugar Snap Peas.

rebel without a slawzzz?
ugh. puns...
Watermelon Radish-Kale Slaw with 
Sugar Snap Peas.
i won't do what you tell me.

I don't like being told what to do. Gentle nudging, helpful suggestions, even well intentioned advice- they all kick me into a sort of adolescent, contrarian hyper drive. 
This is why I sometimes (read: oftentimes) do things completely counter to my own self interest. 
My mother could probably write an entire book on this subject; though I really, really, really hope she doesn't...
Every now and again, though, that reflexive non-compliance has some small benefits.
Among them: it makes me relatively immune to advertising, cuts down on participation in contrived food holidays, unless they're donut-related (suck it, national nutella day), and means I'll rarely do anything just because I'm supposed to. 
This has all been a overlong way of confessing that I didn't join the masses and take to the grill on the Fourth of July, I slawed instead. 
And it was defiantly glorious.

i grew this. then i ate it.
Watermelon Radish-Kale Slaw with Sugar Snap Peas

(serves 4)

1 bunch watermelon radishes (about 3-4), scrubbed and peeled
1 bunch kale (about 7-8 leaves), I used a mix of red russian and lacanato
2c sugar snap peas, washed and de-stemmed

1Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1Tbsp toasted sesame oil*
2Tsp extra virgin olive oil
1Tbsp rice vinegar
2tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4tsp ground sea salt 
1/4tsp ground black pepper