Green Eats – The Manly Salad

I believe that the common salad is misunderstood. I also believe that if and when you ever eat a salad that is truly worthy of being called a salad, you will come to see the light as well. Give this one a try, it is a simple, tasty salad that should help to open your eyes/

What you will need:

  • 5oz Spring Greens Mix
  • 3 strips thick cut bacon
  • Trader Joes Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1 5oz skirt steak
  • 3oz Asparagus
  • 1 red bell pepper

Begin by frying up the bacon in a large skillet; while the bacon is cooking, prepare your steak with a bit of olive oil, and your favorite seasonings(at least salt and pepper). For skirt steak, you will need to grill it at a very high heat for a short amount of time, no more than 5 minutes on each side should do. Once the steak is done, let it rest on a cutting board for the same amount of time you had it on the grill, this will allow the juices to cool and not immediately leave the meat when you cut it.

Once the bacon has finished cooking, place it on a paper towel laden plate to let the grease run off.  Blot up about 90% of the bacon grease with paper towels and dispose. Season the asparagus with a bit of lemon juice and ground black pepper, and throw it in the remainder of the bacon grease. Once the Asparagus is completed cooking, move it along with the steak, bacon, and bell pepper on a cutting board. Chop all items on the board to quarter size, leaving the steak bits slightly larger.

Get a large salad bowl out, and place the spring greens mix in, followed by all the chopped items, toss well, and finish it off with the sunflower seeds, and dressing. Easier than pie!

Have you ever tried Ghost Train Haze? It’s recommended as this weeks pairing, and should keep you alert and ready to go! The primary flavors that will appear are citrus, sweet, and earthy.


“This. Is. Madness. Seriously. I was first intrigued by this train long before I ever saw it in a dispensary – it won the 2014 Cannabis cup; and, unlike 2015, in which Denver was NOT represented, this strain is a native to Colorado. It’s somewhat difficult to find as I’ve only seen it in one dispensary, and it is rarely cheap from what I have seen from other places. It’s entirely worth it. Read on. The first whiff of this bud is like taking a bite out of some ghost pepper hot sauce when all you’ve ever had was jalapeno. It’s spicy, almost fiery – it has a very exotic, spicy, and floral scent that is completely unique. It’s also strong enough to fill up a room, especially after you break it apart for the first time. The nugs are very dense, and the color of the flower ranges from a light, lime green to almost purple in some lines. It’s dense, and it definitely feels like an indica at first. When smoked, it has a very strong, harsh flavor. I have been smoking cannabis for a very long time, and few strains can make me cough consistently. GTH does a pretty adequate job of that. It hits hard, and it hits fast. On my first hit, I was dancing to awful TV commercial music. By the second, I felt like I was almost apart of the music. By the third, everything started bending and almost meshing together as one. Very heady stuff – in fact, probably one of the strongest hitting head highs I’ve ever experienced. It should be noted: I would not recommend this to ANY newcomer to cannabis. This strain is frankly way too strong for you to handle it. If you have experience with cannabis, and you consider yourself to be a connoisseur of sativas – then this, my friends, is your holy grail. Enjoy.”

Yeah, you may need to eat this salad for dinner. I’m not as certain after reading this that you will be entirely functional after consumption. Until next week, stay on the ghost train…

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