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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Salad & Smoothie Days of Summer

For those who are curious, here's a glimpse of what I've been eating for the last week.

This is a quick lunch I packed: salted & shelled edamame, sliced radishes, and homemade potato salad (recipe from Veganomicon). This was my first time making vegan potato salad (I had a lot of potatoes I wanted to use up, so this seemed to be the obvious solution), and I was very pleased! Dill is awesome.

Even though I less-than-halved the recipe, this made PLENTY of potato salad.

This is a really beautiful salad I enjoyed at home (don't mind the totally out-of-season bowl it's in). The fresh tomatoes we received from a family friend were HEAVENLY. Unfortunately, they're all gone now.

The more colorful the food, the better. And I've been all about roasted chickpeas this past week, especially with nutritional yeast.

I got back on the smoothie bandwagon this past week, as well.

This was made with unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, 1 banana, and some frozen blueberries. Spinach would have been a great addition, if I had some on hand at the time. (Spinach is awesome in smoothies.)

We were given a large amount of jasmine rice recently, which I prefer to cook in vegetable broth instead of water. I also enjoy coconut-curry rice.

Here you see jasmine rice with coconut milk, vegetable broth, and curry & cumin powder. This is all in a rice cooker (which is a wonderful device!), so I just fill the liquid to the appropriate line. In this case, it was one whole can of coconut milk, with vegetable broth bringing it up to the fill line, and then the spices to taste. It may not look pretty now, but the results are delicious.

This is great with just a light drizzle of tamari, Bragg's, Nama Shoyu, or soy sauce. I ate this with a rather plain stir-fry of just fried tofu and bell peppers. (I'd been in the process of cleaning out the pantries and freezer before grocery shopping, hence the modest additions to the rice.) But hey, it tastes good!

And one last smoothie. This one is practically identical to the previous smoothie, except it also has strawberries, and I used unsweetened chocolate almond milk instead of plain.

What's in your favorite salad or smoothie? What have you been eating lately? Not pictured in this entry are COUNTLESS salads of mixed lettuces and sunflower seeds with Annie's Goddess dressing. So simple, but SO GOOD.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, that coconut curry rice looks absolutely perfect.

    Love the new header!

    Amber Shea