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Saturday, March 9, 2013

ISO: Salad

I have been eating more than grains and bananas, promise:

Spinach,broccoli, carrot, sad tomatoes, raw sunflower seeds. Probably topped with miso-tahini dressing after this shot.

Spinach, tofu, carrots, bell pepper, zucchini in a hummus dressing.
 
Whole Foods bar: steamed kale, roasted sweet potatoes, lentils, sauteed mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and red onion.
Christmassy salad: spinach, broccoli, carrots, crumbled tofu, hummus dressing.

 Whole Foods standard: baby spinach, roasted sweet potato, quinoa in Braggs. Accidentally got a couple shreds of cabbage in there from an adjacent salad and the crunch was really nice. Ought to add them next time.
Broccoli, roasted beets (it's been a while - I forgot how alarming it is to pee pinkish) roasted sweet potatoes, tofu, carrots. With olive oil, Braggs, and cayenne pepper.
Pink tofu: is there anything prettier? Discuss.

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  1. The pink tofu is quite pretty. Do you make your own hummus dressing?

    So many awesome veggies. Makes me hungry for a salad!

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    1. Yep, just straight up hummus with water to thin it out. Easiest!

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  2. Lotso' Tofu and Carrots. Looks like you broke a one pound block of Tofu over the whole thing. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    1. Probably about half. And yes, I'm orange.

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  3. Love the various ways you use Tofu. The crumbled tofu looks interesting. thank you for sharing.

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    1. Haha I wish I did more inventive things with it besides eat it, but thank you.

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    2. I think if you did more inventive things with your tofu than eat it, this would be a totally different blog.

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  4. Your salads all look so beautiful and delicious as always! The pink tofu is indeed pretty and I love the abundance of carrots. I need to try adding some roasted sweet potatoes to my salad, it sounds delicious! See, there you go being my salad inspiration again!

    Thanks again for the issue of Marmalade Umlaut! I really enjoyed reading it!

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    1. Roasted anything is so delicious and perfect in a salad. I love the sweetness and the texture it adds.
      Glad you liked the zine

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  5. Yum! All of these salads are very inspiring. Adding beets sounds like a great idea! I need to try to make a miso tahini dressing. I've been feeling the broccoli love lately, so it looks good in your meals, too!

    Just got my issue today! I LOVE it! I loved your writer's voice and wittiness, not to mention your artistry. :)

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    1. Yes, the miso tahini dressing is most definitely my favorite. So creamy.
      And thanks again for yr kind words!

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  6. I do like tofu and I actually have two small blocks in my fridge. I like to steam and then top with soy sauce and cilantro. I also enjoy tempeh and yes, like you, I'm addicted to WF's salad buffet, but oh so expensive!

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    1. steamed tofu! I've never heard of that, but it's interesting. I love the topping ideas.

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  7. Your food all looks so colourful and pretty! :) I definitely need to add some more 'rainbow' to my lunches and dinners. I've never peed pinkish before! I think I might have to eat more beetroot...haha. I wish we had a wholefoods here! Apparently there are some in the UK now but none in Norfolk....yet :) x

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    1. I need tomatoes! That's a real rainbow.

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  8. Your salads look a lot more adventurous than mine have been this week! I have to remember to find some squash or sweet taters to add to salads, so good. And raw cabbage is a mainstay when I eat salads, it's sooo good, and right now there are these tiny single-serving cabbages at the farmer's market, they're freaking adorable.

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    1. I try to make things a little more intersting sometimes. Salad after same salad gets tiring. Single serve cabbages sound SO adorable!! I want to find one of those!

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  9. I'm impressed that you always manage to get such variety into your home-packed salads. I was lucky to throw dinner leftovers into a container in the morning. I really can't think about food early in the morning — it has to practically make itself if I'm to eat it.

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    1. Oh, I pack mine the night before! I can't think in the mornings either!

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  10. Those are some great salads! The mix of sweet potato in there is brilliant, and the one with lentils also is a great idea. I love roasted beets but since they make such a mess i toss into my juicer more often... Doesnt seem to have the same, ahem, colorful output as when eaten whole.
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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    1. I kinda like the mess beets make. I think it's pretty! Plus if they're roasted in foil, it's pretty self contained. But I'm basically making excuses because I'm sad I don't have a juicer.

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  11. Crivens! I read somewhere that the more colourful veggies and fruit are, the better it is for you. In which case you must be so healthy, you must have super powers right about now! I'd happily eat anyone of those fellas.

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    1. Yes my super power is the ability to follow every salad with plenty of chocolate no matter how full I am.

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  12. Nope, nothing better than pink tofu. As long as it doesn't taste too much like beets (seriously, will I ever grow up and get over my dislike of beets?).

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    1. Haha! It's kinda understandable. Roasting them helps mellow em out.

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