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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Today's Bowls


Applesauce with Jess' delicious date granola. I halved the amount of sweetener in the recipe, using agave syrup instead. I love that this is baked with coconut oil; it imparts a really delicious light flavor. I actually added coconut flakes on top of this bowl to maximize the flavor. The cacao nibs are also super tasty in this.

Kale salad, one of my best versions so far, if I do say so myself. Kale, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, sundried tomatoes, red onion, cherry tomatoes, nooch.

Huge, delicious, fresh chunky salad: spinach, onion, celery, carrot, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, sundried tomato, mushroom, tempeh, olives in a hummus dressing. For some reason I always doubted the idea of a hummus dressing - why would I want to water down my thick, delicious hummus? But it's great and easy. I added water, lemon juice, and black pepper.
Alcohol in lieu of dessert.


  1. Along time ago we used to eat at a Seventh Day Adventist vegan restaurant that has a fresh salad bar. One of the highlights for me was the hummus salad dressing. It was amazing! Your salad reminds me of that yummy treat.

  2. Lately, I have had these huge KALE CRAVINGS. It's all I REALLY want to eat. I guess you have them (quite often) as well? :))

  3. Yum, yum, and yum. I've been loving apple cider kale salads this week.

  4. I have yet to try cacao nibs. Should I believe the hype?

  5. Andrea, that's so cool. Good way to stretch the last of the hummus too.

    Ingrid, I'll share.

    malin, definitely! As I was eating the other day, I was like "I could eat kale forever and be so happy."

    Nikki, I only recently started with the ACV, it's great.

    Stacy, they're worth a shot. Some things they aren't great in - too bitter and hard - but if you scatter a few in here and there, they're fun. This granola, for instance - sometimes I put them in smoothies too.

  6. What delicious looking salads! I have yet to try raw kale. Do you have to massage it or something first so it's tender?

    I notice you mentioned in a previous post not knowing what Herbamare is. It's a seasoned salt that is really good. I discovered it a few years ago when it came as a free sample (just a little envelope of it) with something else my husband bought. I liked it so much that I always like to have it on hand. It's pretty expensive compared to regular salt, but it lasts a long time too.

  7. You are the salad queen!! Hummus dressing sounds very good indeed. Alcohol is my dessert of choice almost always.

  8. You *are* the salad queen. In the last year or so I've been eating far more raw and steamed vegetables than I used to, rarely have grains for supper, and I'm kind of addicted to eating that way. Funny how that works...but it does work. The more fresh you eat, the more you want. Hummus dressing is something I would do too...

    And, unlike Rose, I really only drink while I cook but so many of my meals take a good long time to prepare...and as all those raw meals are, and they *are* pretty, I won't be going totally raw for a while I think.

  9. That's the most fantastic looking salad ever! (The second one, not the first one).

  10. ms. Rachel, raw kale is wonderful. I don't really massage it, but I do mix it up pretty well with oil, salt, and an acid (apple cider vinegar or lemon juice usually) and let it sit for at least an hour to wilt. I'm kind of hands-off when it comes to over-groping my vegetables. Thanks for the dish on Herbamare! I'll keep an eye out.

    Rose, do I get a crown of broccoli?

    Zoa, yeah, grains don't sit well in my stomach in the later part of the day. It's a wonderful thing when our bodies start craving vegetables!

    malin, one of the managers at my job is named Cale! It's pronounced the same, but with a K would be better.

    Shen, thanks! Do I sense any exciting salads along with your seitan in your future??

  11. Haha! I'm putting that on my list (not having a baby YET). I'm serious! Cale...what's the female version of Cale? Caleen? No that's no good.

  12. Everything looks really great but that dinner salad looks so amazing that I'm really jealous that I'm not eating it right now! It looks delicious and I need to start putting hummus on my salads again!


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