Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mixed Greens and Strawberry Salad with Maple-Walnut Vinaigrette

This recipe will make one large dinner salad or two to four side salads. For a dinner salad, consider adding diced grilled chicken or crumbled bacon and a boiled egg.

2 T. olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts
2 T. apple cider vinegar
2 T. maple syrup
3 cups mixed leafy greens or lettuce
1/2 avocado, cubed
6 strawberries, halved

Lightly brown walnuts in the olive oil over low hear. Remove walnuts and turn off the heat. Salt.
Whisk in the vinegar and maple syrup quickly. Spoon 1/3 of this dressing onto the serving platter. Then stir the walnuts into the remaining dressing just enough to coat them.
Arrange lettuce or mixed leafy greens onto the platter. Place the cubed avocado in the center. Then arrange the strawberry halves. Spoon the remaining maple-walnut vinaigrette over the salad.

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