SALAD!! Salad salad salad.
When I look at the word long enough I lose recognition of it being attached to salad-the-thing and then it starts to creep me out. Similar to when I stare at someone’s face for too long then everything on the face quickly looks alien and scary. You too?? IT’S A THING. The dissociative-word thing is orthographic incredulity, a “phenomenon in which repetition (or staring at it too long) causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning.” I found this in my extensive research, which involved clicking on the first link listed on a poorly executed Google search. Yay useless information.
In relation to my hobby of face-staring, there was this study that made me laugh. 50% of these things are experiences I’ve coped with when staring at Dan’s face for too long. He probably doesn’t know I do this but he will now!
The participants in the eye-staring group said they’d had a compelling experience unlike anything they’d felt before…On the strange-face questionnaire, 90 per cent of the eye-staring group agreed that they’d seen some deformed facial traits, 75 per cent said they’d seen a monster, 50 per cent said they saw aspects of their own face in their partner’s face, and 15 per cent said they’d seen a relative’s face.
It goes on to say that “staring into another person’s eyes might be the most effective dissociation-inducing exercise yet.”
Ok, tangent complete, back to the Asian Chopped Salad recipe you desperately came here for.
I tried this new dressing and it is delicious. In my effort to eat more vegetables, I thought it would go well on the retro-ness of a massaged kale salad. Kale seems to be waning in the trendy super-food sphere. Now it’s Kalettes and tater tots. I added in a few other things I like in salads. Hearty pumpkin seeds and edamame! Crunchy cabbage and carrots! And the sweetness of dried cranberries. You can add or subtract the add-ins however you like.
Also, if you want to make your own dressing this one looks pretty good.