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Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Well, I sprained my ankle. We have a fair amount of food in the house so I don't need to worry about grocery shopping yet. It happened Thursday night and it's luckily not too bad. I'm in the midst of a four-day weekend now and the worst is just that I'm going absolutely stir-crazy. Hobbling off the couch to the kitchen is annoying enough. Oh well.
Maybe I'll try to make it to the store tomorrow and maybe make a decent meal today but here are some photos of food I made in the last couple of weeks that I've just been hanging onto:

                   Kale salad with tomatoes, sprouts, mushrooms, hummus, and hemp seeds.

                            Kale salad with tomatoes, olives, and tempeh dusted with nooch

Dates stuffed with salt-kissed vanilla sunflower seed butter. A totally decadent breakfast. I'm not trying to tease you all, the stuff is just really good. And like I said, sunflower seeds are lower in fat than other nuts! Fear not. This was a great way to balance the salty seed butter with the sometimes too-sweet dates. And now that I think about it, it reminds me of these two incredible-sounding raw salted caramel dips from One Arab Vegan and My New Roots.
And the most delicious photo yet, my ankle:

Anyway, enjoy the day guys!

32 comments:

  1. Ouch! That looks painful — are you sure it's just a sprain?

    More sunflower butter teasing — now I'll have to go get some sunflower seeds, since I couldn't find any in the pantry. Seeing it in the dates was just too much.

    Yes, to sunflower seed dressing. You just have to thin it with lemon juice and water, and maybe add some extras if you want, like garlic.

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    1. Fortunately, yes. I got a couple x-rays but I have previous ankle injuries so maybe it looks a little worse.
      Thanks! I will have to try that dressing recipe for sure!

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  2. Oh, your poor ankle. But good looking foods, especially the stuffed dates. I love dates stuffed with just about any nut butter. So yum. Hope you're hobble-free soon!

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    1. Yes to dates! They are a little too tasty and easy to make though...

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  3. Oh dear, not a sprained ankle! That's too bad. Sitting here with my sprained wrist, I can really empathize. :-(

    The kale salads are beautiful - I love bowls of greens - and the dates sound healthy, but look decadently delicious.

    I hope your ankle heals soon. Good luck!

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    1. We are falling apart as a collective blogger whole! Yowch. You heal up quickly too!

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  4. OMG that looks so painful! I'm sorry that are in pain! Take care of it and I hope you have a very speedy recovery!

    The meals are gorgeous as always. The kale salad looks really tasty! I've never tried dates with nut butter and that sounds like the perfect combination. I really want to try that sunflower butter!

    Feel better!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! The kale salad was extra good this time around. If yr trying to get into raw kale salads the best I can recommend is chopping it fine, using lots of vinegar (or lemon juice) and tossing it really well - I don't massage mine, rather put a top on the salad bowl and shake it really hard. It's kinda fun!

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  5. Ouch!! i'm so sorry you sprained your ankle! Being laid up is no fun at all! i hope it's a quick recovery:) i'm drooling over your dates and vanilla nut butter!! happy sunday!!

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm hoping it's all over with soon too.

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  6. ouchie!

    I made your hummus mustard dressing the other day. I loved it. Creamy and delicious, thanks for the idea.

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    1. Oh, I'm glad to hear you liked it! It's pretty adaptable too, with herbs etc.

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  7. Ack, that stinks that you sprained your ankle! I hope it doesn't take too long to heal & I know all too well how stir crazy an injury can make you. At least you're eating well!

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    1. Yes, you would know! If only kale went straight to the sprain.

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  8. I'm pretty sure we all would've believed you that you have a sprained ankle. At least I would have. Documentation of said injury totally unnecessary. Great looking grub, fugly ankle.

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    1. Ha, I guess the documentation was more for my sake. But now hopefully you feel really sorry for me and send me chocolates.

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    2. I would, but we don't want your butt getting any bigger from all the laying around.

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  9. Ah! It looks so uncomfortable, I'm sure you're ready to be back at 100%! Sending you lots of healing thoughts. . .

    On a happy note, your meals are looking spectacular (as always, my salad role model).

    Please tell G that he is required to wait on you, hand and foot, for as long as you require. I demand it! :)

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    1. SO READY, yes! And it's only been four days... maybe the meals will be more interesting though, if I don't feel like cooking for myself.

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  10. :O! Maud! Don't push yourself to do too much, especially when your ankle looks that painful! But I do understand how frustrating it is to have to hang around and not do much with an injury. Sending you some healing vibes! :)

    Grub looks awesome, as usual! And those sunflower stuffed dates are just a complete tease for me. Why must I be cursed with this date allergy!!?

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    1. Haha I've been trying to lay off as much as possible these last few days but there are only so many books I can read and Netflix streaming videos I can watch.
      That really is a bummer about yr date allergy. I can see prunes working in recipes most of the time but stuffing them, hmm...maybe prunes would be good with a slightly sweet cashew cream? Chocolate? Chocolate usually helps :)

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    2. Oh I know! I usually have to resort to the kids section of Netflix when I'm sick (I've watched so many of the instant one's already that I have no other choice). But still, healing is important woman! :)

      Prunes are only good for certain things I think. They turn my food like a black-ish purple colour, which is freaky. But yes! They work great in chocolate. Chocolate goes with everyyything.

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  11. Your food doesn't look like it suffered any from your injury! You've got your regular bowls, greens, veggies, veg protein, AND a special seed butter, are you SURE that's your ankle? ;-)

    Sunflower butter, I've been sitting on making that, so, I'll probably actually get to it now!

    Feel better soon!!
    XOXO

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    1. Not yet it hasn't... Thanks for the well wishes :)

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  12. Oh god! That's brutal. What did you do to yourself? Your ankle looks like you have a couple ping pong balls under your skin...shudder-worthy. Hope you recover fast! I should stuff some dates too, I've got a big vat of 'em at home.

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    1. Ha! I, uh, stepped in a pothole whilst gallivanting about with a friend.
      A whole vat of dates! I can picture it now...sounds dreamy.

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    2. I smell lawsuit against the city. Cha-ching!

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    3. I've stepped into potholes as well. At least you have an swollen ankle to show for it & not just the embarrassment of seemingly dipping below sea level and (thankfully) bobbing back up.

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  13. Oh dear, that looks painful! I hope you're well on your way to being mended...all that healthy vegan food you eat will help you heal faster!

    I love the look and sound of those kale salads! Thanks for reminding me how great mushrooms are in salad...I've been diggin' on that action lately.

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  14. You're definitely not supposed to store your ping pong ball inside your ankle. I hope you feel better soon :-(

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  15. Yiiiikes!! I hope you heal up soon! I love the nut butter/date combo...I would eat that any day over other sweets or even chocolate.

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