vegetarian kitchen: bark to basics

Dearest ______,

I saw my Tita Liz (a close family friend, like an aunt) post a mouth- watering dish on her Facebook wall the other day. It was, quite simply,

“Cucumber, tomatoes, and onions marinated in homemade vinaigrette”. Thumbs up.

Now have you ever wanted a pet so badly you end up dreaming that a puppy is licking your face, only to wake up with your own drool sliding down your cheek? A gross analogy, but that’s how the salad kind of made me feel. Sour- salty- crunchy haunted me as much as the Boston Terriers do in my dreams.

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What I loved about the dish was how simple it was; no annoyingly hoity- toity ingredients for a change! My taste buds are quite spartan, that I really enjoy basic eats- without the meat even. Hee.

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Aside from cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions, I added slices of green bell pepper (capsicum for some friends), and some coriander that I found inside my fridge.

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For the dressing, I mixed white vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and some sugar.

And oh my dog, it was really good. I even brought some to work:

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Love,

Karlita

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