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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cleanseyish

Trying to cut back on / eliminate wheat, soy, nuts lately - as well as exercising more, drinking less.

                                   breakfast t'other day: sweet pistachio bites and a banana

best salad ever - pretty much every vegetable in the fridge: chard, sweet potatoes, tomato, avocado, mushrooms, zucchini - in a hummus dressing. G stopped me from adding sauerkraut

 Here he is "approving" the side strata with the sniff test. Disregard his facial disgust, it was a good salad.

 This salad I DID put kraut on: spinach, red pepper, sweet potato, and radioactive yellow kraut

Curry kraut! From a local fermented foods-crazy company. Cumin, chili peppers, and turmeric flavor it

This was tonight's dinner: composed salad with spinach, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, tomato, raw sunflower seeds, and green olives topped with raw zucchini hummus and Two moms in the Raw tomato-basil sea crackers.

27 comments:

  1. You are the queen of salads! I'm always inspired to eat more of them after reading your posts.

    I love kraut, but Mike starts gagging if he smells it, so I don't keep it around the house very often.

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    1. Thank you molly :) One of these day's you'll have to take yourself out and eat a ton of kraut.

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  2. You've got some awesome kraut option in your parts! I love the raw hummus dinner plate; looks so fresh and satisfying!

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    1. We do, actually! It's pretty cool but I'd like to try making my own again.

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  3. The pistachio bites look amazing! G's photo is too funny - ha! Great looking salads. Zucchini hummus?!

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    1. Ingrid, basically sub a zucchini for the chick peas; it's lighter and creamier, but you'd never suspect it's made from a zuke. Really good!

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    2. What Abby said! This is very similar to the recipe I used:
      http://makeeverydayraw.blogspot.com/2007/06/zucchini-hummus.html
      It's a little runny at first but it firms up a bit in the fridge.

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  4. I am with Molly, you are by far the salad queen! These look so awesome, I especially love the side strata shot :) As always they are colorful and vibrant and just beautiful to look and I'm sure even better to eat. I've seen those crackers at Whole Foods, how did you like them? The pistachio bites looks really yummy too, did you make those? If so is there a chance we could get the recipe? lol ;)

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    1. I like the crackers a lot but they are damn expensive. They're also kind of fragile so I like crumbling them on top of things rather than dipping. The pistachio bites came from a health food store but I would love to try making my hand at them. I'll keep you posted. I know they included cashews, sunflower seeds, pistachios, pineapple, tofu, figs, vanilla extract, agave... (probably some other stuff)

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  5. After having house guests for 3 days, I need to do a cleanse again too!

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    1. The things we do for house guests!

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  6. I love zucchini hummus, but since getting my spiralizer I never seem to have any leftover. Must remedy soon!

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    1. I have been holding off on zucchini anything until it's really the season but I couldn't help myself with these.

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  7. Oh, I definitely think you should incorporate G's nose in future posts as a gauge on how good your dishes are. I know I would look forward to it!

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    1. I will bring it up with the royal sniffer!

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  8. Your meals are always so inspiring--all those fresh veggies & fruits, love it!

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  9. YUMMMMMY!!! You are a big inspiration on my mostly raw journey :-) Where did you get the pistachio bars?

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    1. The pistachio bites came from a local health food store but I would like to try to make my own.

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  10. That hummus plate looks divine. You're seriously putting my current diet to shame... I've been subsisting mostly on pie crust scraps and frosting lately. I'd sure love to clean up my own eating habits for summer. Though I'd never stop eating sweets and such, it sucks to feel so bogged down with crap.

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    1. Summer sort of seems to offer up its own reasons for eating healthily without even trying, so you will be okay on that front, I think. Though there are quite a good number of summer fruit pies to be made.... :)

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  11. That is a tasty looking salad. Yum. :)

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  12. Molly is right — you are the salad queen. The salad with hummus dressing looks so good. We used to frequent a 7th Day Adventist restaurant (back when they had a monopoly on vegan restaurants) with a salad bar that had hummus dressing. It was one of my favorite things there, besides the potato salad. And the burgers. But, are you sure you want someone's nose that close to your lunch? :)

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    1. I love hummus dressing! It's so easy too. And, no, I did NOT want that nose in my meal but my hands were occupied with the camera!

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  13. You are definitely the Queen of Salads. I really admire your ingenuity.

    Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes & Avocados. Together at last.

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    1. It really was a true menage a trois love

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