In this case, it was all about making nests out of carrots and putting in mushrooms to represent the eggs. The more I thought about it, the more complicated it became.
First, I added on green beans as the grassy base for the nests. Then, instead of just carrots, I also used zucchini for a little color contrast.
And the vegetables weren't merely shredded, I used a spiral vegetable slicer that essentially turns innocent vegetables into long strands, like spaghetti.
And of course, this wasn't salad, so all of this had to be cooked. Of course. And whole green beans, carrots, zucchini and mushrooms all cook at different rates and the mushrooms were cooked with a different method. It was vegetable madness, I tell you.
And then I served it on a leaf-shaped green platter. Interesting presentation, except that the green beans are almost the same color as the platter.
At least I restrained myself from Frenching the green beans.
Because that really would have been a crazy thing to do.