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February 16, 2012

Salad in a Jar


That's different.


From Well Vegan:


Over the years we have experimented with countless ways to bring a salad to work without it getting soggy or having tiny little containers of dressing popping open and destroying lunch bags โ€” that's the worst.

My husband came across this idea at lifehacker and it actually works!

Apparently, if stacked correctly, these little salads can last up to 4 days.

So here's the magical stacking order from bottom up:

1. Dressing

2. Hearty items: tomatoes, beans, onions, carrots

3. Then lighter bits: quinoa, sunflower seeds, mushrooms

4. Lettuce or spinach

Just don't get crazy on the way into work and forget you have a GLASS jar in your bag โ€” i.e. no breakdancing or skateboarding. When you're ready to eat, just shake and enjoy!

[via Bureau of Betterment and The Daily Buzz]

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Etymologists have determined that vegan (dim. of vegetarian) is derived from the old Norse for, "lousy hunter, worse fisherman, and too dumb to steal an egg."

This of us with incisors, canines, premolars and molars and who are aware of the evolution of dentition understand that "omnivore" is a survival trait.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Feb 16, 2012 4:34:31 PM

Now we're talking. Just hold the chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, corn, strawberries & oranges and cram it full of Romaine and spinach and sunflower seeds & nuts and I'm in transportable-salad heaven.

Posted by: Flautist | Feb 16, 2012 2:52:52 PM

Considering this idea comes from a vegan blog, eggs wouldn't be a problem in their dressing, but it is something to remember for those of us who do consumeth of the flesh of animals.

Posted by: Mary Sue | Feb 16, 2012 2:48:51 PM

Nice concept. I would doubt that the quality of the salad would survive more than a few hours. Spinach and Romaine lettuce are the longest survivors (and Romaine can stay crisp for four or five days in a proper chill chest).

It may well not be obvious to the general food consumer that many, many, many prepared dressings contain eggs. Unless your homemade salad-in-a-jar is constantly kept below 40f you run a substantial risk of bacterial bloom in your dressing that contains egg.

Some of us remember the days of family picnics where egg salad and other mayonnaise-based salads were literal food poisoning bombs for the unaware. Mayonnaise is emulsified egg yoke and oil.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Feb 16, 2012 1:15:16 PM

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