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Asparagus Shiitake Salad w/ Creamy Sesame Dressing
2 medium beets, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 pound fresh asparagus, cut 2" on diagonal
1 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman's VegiZest or other no salt soup base seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1/2 cup water chestnuts, sliced
4 cups watercress sprigs
2 cups mung bean sprouts
Creamy Sesame Dressing
1 cup soy milk
2/3 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted
2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Riesling Raisin Vinegar or seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon raw cashew butter
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
7 pitted dates, or to taste, soaked in water 30 minutes (reserve soaked water)
1/2 clove garlic
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted
Lay beets in a baking pan and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue roasting until tender. You may need to add more water to keep beets from drying out. Meanwhile, water sauté' mushrooms over high heat for about 7 minutes, using only enough water to keep from scorching. When mushrooms are tender and juicy add asparagus and water sauté' until slightly tender, but still has crunch. Toss in VegiZest and garlic powder. Remove from heat and toss with bell pepper and water chestnuts. Blend all dressing ingredients, except for the 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, until smooth and creamy. Stir in remaining sesame seeds. Use soaking water from dates to thin if needed. Place watercress on plate & then pile vegetable mixture on top. Drizzle dressing over all and top with a pile of bean sprouts. Arrange roasted beets around the sides. Serves 4.

Assorted Mixed Greens and Chopped Fresh Fruit w/ Orange Cashew Dressing
15 ounces or 10 cups assorted mixed greens
2 cups fresh fruit , coarsely chopped
Orange Cashew Dressing
2 oranges, peeled and seeded
2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Blood Orange Vinegar
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
Blend all dressing ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add lemon juice, if desired. Toss with mixed greens and fruit. Add some orange juice to thin, if necessary. If trying to lose weight, substitute 12 raw cashews for the 1/2 cup. Dressing will be thinner, but still tastes good. Serves 2.
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Maureen - May 6, 2007 12:48 PM

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