Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lightning Sholay Sallet Drizzled with Beat Radio, Motorboater and Occult Detective Club

On the East Side of Gainesville there is a salad (and pizza) worth traveling for. Trust me, we have. Our latest trek, a minor one compared to most, was sixty miles straight across Route 24 dodging small towns soliciting boiled peanuts and Domino's pizza drivers. This time, as I savored the salad, I began envisioning my own version. Friday, after work, I brought those visions to life.

Lightning Sholay Sallet
(printable version)

For the salad:
-30 ounces mixed greens
-6 baby carrots, grated
-2 tomatoes, diced
-1 cucumber, halved and cut thinly
-1/2 apple, sliced thinly
-sliced almonds
-sunflower seeds
-Parmesan Cheese

For the dressing:
-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1/4 cup agave nectar (or slightly less)
-1 teaspoon soy sauce

1. In a large salad bowl. Mix the greens, tomatoes, cucumber, baby carrots, almonds and sunflower seeds.

2. Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing. Spoon about a tablespoon amount into the salad and mix well. Store the rest of the dressing.

3. Layer the apple slices on top of the salad and cover with Parmesan cheese. Guzzle it down like an SUV does gas.

Last week Beat Radio put out a new/old single as they remixed their song "Beautiful One." The track uses synths, drums, guitars and a glockenspiel to create a lovely pop song that will bring any romantic to their knees. Its perfect for a salad of this stature. Check out more of Beat Radio's music here.

Speaking of romance how about Motorboater (that's love no?). Their new track "Left Limb" is a space rock jaunt that makes me wanna dance with genetically engineered Russian midget pilots that accidentally crash landed in New Mexico. "Left Limb" is from the bands new record Sport (due out on June 21st) which you can pre-order here.

Motorboater-Left Limb via Soundspike

"C'Mon Levi" by Occult Detective Club has been around the blogs for a couple months. I kept it in my back pocket waiting for the right meal to break it out with. The song is brash, in your face, punk rock that pays homage to the New York punk scene (both past and present). The song knows its place, there is nothing unique or different about it, but it is damn good at what it does. "C'Mon Levi" is from the Crimes which was released in February.

Occult Detective Club-C'Mon Levi