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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lunches Lately

It has been unbelievably unseasonably warm lately. I know I usually eat a lot of salads anyway but I've been enjoying some especially colorful ones. Avocados were on sale recently and they make any dish seem more summery. So here are a couple pretty salads I've been lunching and munching on:

Salad greens with bell pepper, tomato, broccoli, carrot, onion, sunflower seeds, and inspired by Lauren's awesome salads, I added raw kraut and hummus too.

Spinach, bell pepper, tomato, avocado, onion, chili. Taco salad?

Today's lunch, which I ate OUTSIDE! Trying to keep things a tiny bit in tune with the actual season, roasted butternut squash, avocado, chili, spinach, and hot sauce.
All good. That's all.


  1. Oooh pretty, colorful salads indeed! The weather has indeed been gorgeous lately which makes me happy since eating a mostly raw diet in January is a bit daunting but I think for now it'll be ok :) I'll have to take note on these salads when I need some inspiration! I totally have my window open right now.

  2. I love your salads, they're so original, and so pretty. It's unseasonably warm here too, so much so that (and seriously, we should be wearing parkas and curling up with our significant other or in lieu of that, a heating pad or a couple of cats even inside) I actually cleaned my windows today. Not, however, warm enough to eat outside, which would weird me out entirely. Different latitude, different customs...

  3. Agreed. It was like spring today. Very beautiful and imaginative salads. I'm impressed!

  4. These salads are so bright and beautiful! Do you prefer them without dressing or only on occasions? During the summer, I'll just use salsa as a dressing!

  5. Oh man, it's been super warm here too! I mean, if -5 is your idea of warm. It's amazing though. Not amazing enough to eat outside, but I don't have to wear a scarf, and in January, that's saying something. And whenever I find discount avocados I do a happy dance.

  6. VAVA, you can do it! I'm looking forward to yr version of the cleanse.

    Zoa, you cleaned rather than curl up with a loved one?? What does your dizzy cat think of this??

    Shen, thank you, although no artichokes here...

    Ingrid, I'm similar with dressings...The sauerkraut produced enough "juice" for the first salad, and for the other two I couldn't think of a dressing that wouldn't clash with beans but I was happy enough without. Salsa is a fabulous "dressing!"

    Allysia, -5 throws me off, even when I know you're talking Celsius. Brrr.

  7. These are all so pretty! Gimmie a salad with kraut ANY day and I'm a happy camper!
    I know what you mean about unseasonably warm. It feels like Spring over here, and I haven't had to use my photo/lighting box once since Winter. Yay for outdoor photos (before the rain gets here and never leaves)!

  8. Isn't it wonderful that it's been nice enough to eat outside?! I love the idea of combining butternut squash with chili.

  9. I've been on a winter salad kick lately too, thanks to the warmer temperatures. Kraut, hummus, and avocados are some of the best salad ingredients ever, in my opinion. Lauren is a stellar source of salad inspiration. Now if I only had some Bubbies :)

  10. I love that your lunches are so varied and creative, unlike the repetitive ruts I get into. They look satisfying and nutritious as well as beautiful. Wish I could just eat them right off the page. :)

  11. ATV, kraut is so great! I loved the raw bread with cheeze and kraut post you did a while back.

    malin, I found it at the local natural foods store but there's always the "make yr own" option!

    VB, it was really tasty, especially because the squash itself was kind of lackluster.

    Nikki, avocados make everything better. I know Lauren loves Bubbies but I have never seen them! I also dig on her sunburgers but am too cheap to buy them.

    Andrea, I think I'm in a perpetual salad rut, even if the salads themselves change. Your always sound great though!


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