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Salad of Worldly Desires

1/2 head of purple cabbage
about 1 hand full of lace lettuce
3 romaine tomatoes
Black olives (to taste, about 15)
1/2 purple onion
1 Eggplant
3 Tbl. of Olive oil
1 or 2 (depending on how much you like garlic) cloves of garlic

Cut your eggplant diagonally into 1/2 inch strips. Take the oil and place in a pan over medium high heat.When the oil is hot add eggplant and garlic into the oil. You are going to want to just brown the eggplant a little. Take out and drain on napkins and place in the fridge. Make sure to wash your lettuce well. Gather the purple cabbage in your hand on a cutting board and cut into thin horizontal pieces. Do the same to the lace lettuce. Cut the tomatoes in vertical slices. Start right under the green stalk and bring your knife through to the end. Repeat with all of the tomatoes. cut the olives and the onion any old way you please. Take the eggplant and line the bottom of the plate with it. Layer the cabbage and the lettuce on top of the eggplant in the middle of the plate. Place the olives and the onions on top of the lettuce so it looks like a pile. Take your tomatoes and with your fingers fan them out without breaking them from the stalk. Add one or two on the edge of the pile and your done! try the dressing below as a topper! Its great!

Dressing of Worldly Desires
1 C. Oil, Pref. Olive
1 1/2 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1 egg
3/4 C. Parmesan Cheese
3 drops of red food coloring

Take the Worcestershire sauce, garlic, egg and food coloring and mix together vigorously! Add the oil and the cheese, mix as roughly as your little hands can until mixed well. Place in fridge for 30 min, or until chilled, Mix once again and pour onto salad.

from A Mystical Grove