Tag Archives: raw vegan

Halloween Soft Serve

18 Oct

Taking a quick study break to post my new favorite breakfast/snack:

 

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2 frozen bananas plus 2 table spoons of spirulina blended in the Vita

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Raw “Tuna” Salad

11 Oct

Something about early fall makes me

1.) crave hearty, raw comfort food 

2.) crave cold salads and warm roasted fall vegetables

As I’ve mentioned before, I rarely eat salads in the winter months, it just never sounds good! No fresh produce, limited affordable organic greens, no appetite for cold food.

Now that fall is here, and warm weather is almost over, I am eating salads like it’s going out of style season!

If you are not into giant leafy green salads or perhaps crave something more filling, I think you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do! It is easy to make, keeps well in the fridge, and makes a perfect October afternoon picnic sammy.

Raw “Tuna” Salad

Makes about 2 1/2 cups

  • 1 cup each almonds and sunflower seeds, soaked 10-12 hours
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons kelp flakes
  • Bragg’s Amino Acids, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Enough water to keep your blender/food processor working correctly

Steps:

  1.  Blend the soaked almond and sunflower seeds in a high power blender or food processor (this is where you may need to add a few drops of water).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients in the blender on mix by hand in a large bowl.

The photograph of this creation is just a mess and does not do and justice for this awesome salad.

 But trust me, you’ll love it!

What are you doing on this Tuesday afternoon?

I’m getting ready for work (yuck) and then going out with a friend later. Had a long day at school and now I just want to relax for the next half hour!

Have a good Tuesday!

 

WIAW week 21

15 Jun

 

Breakfast

  • Tall green juice (cucumber, green apple, parsley, sprouts, lemon)
  • Iced tea

 

Lunch

  • Half of a leftover bean burrito

  • Half of a leftover espresso fudge brownie

  • Water

Dinner

  • Stir fry w/ tofu

Snacks

  • a few too many servings of pistachios

  •  8 ounces of raspberries

  • 1 mango

  • a handful of grapes

  •  chocolate 🙂

 

I haven’t been to the gym in FOREVER. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to ditch studying and get my Zumba on.
(Seeing how my studying is getting me NO WHERE…. more on that a different day?)

Holy SALAD

9 Jun

Confession: I HATE typical salads. You know, the house salads with ice burg lettuce, cold tomatoes, cucumber, and carrots. Seriously, just thinking about it makes me want to barf! How boring!

I always tell people…  “if I’m going to eat a salad, it has to be really interesting”, like this one:

Holy SALAD!

Ice burg lettuce, red cabbage, quinoa, flax seeds, sesame seeds, and chopped raw almonds.

This salad beast was amaze. It was everything I was craving and then some, I was really impressed with myself.

The dressing:

  • 1 T tahini
  • 1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T agave
  • 1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Ever since I bought this red cabbage on sale, I have been craving a sweet & nutty salad like this one.

Lately, I have been incorporating a lot more raw foods in my diet. In the colder months I do a really bad job at this so I am so ready for this challenge! I feel like drinking my green smoothies every morning leaves me craving more raw veggies throughout the day. I am NOT getting sick of drinking these yet, I don’t think it’s possible! I thought it would be good for me to drink a green smoothie for breakfast everyday for a while. I’m not sure how long yet, I want to do 30 days but I might only do 21, we’ll see how this goes!

Today, after school, Scott and I are taking a PAID trip to Whole Foods (yes, we live 45 minutes away from the nearest WFs). Basically, a (quite popular) vendor at our FM sells ridiculously good salsa but apparently isn’t a good sales rep. So, Scott told him that he knows how to get his salsa into big businesses like Whole Foods and he was totally up for it. Hopefully Whole Food is interested so my boy can make a nice chunk of the salsa profit! But more importantly, it’s all about helping each other out. One of my favorite things about working at the FM is the vendors we work with. We all look out for each other and help each other when possible, it’s cute. Boy, I wish I could say that about my day job, huh? 😉

So yes, all you southern Michiganders better buy up this salsa if it starts selling at Whole Foods!

Remind me of anything I need to pick up at Whole Foods/ Trader Joe’s!

What is your favorite homemade salad dressing?