And the salad challenge continues!
I hope everyone had a great labor day weekend with fun, quality time with family, R&R and of course catching up on your TO-DO lists. I sure did what I promised lots of R&R. I thought having a short week will make this week fly, well honestly that did not happen for me. After Wednesday life just seemed to be dragging.
So ended my last post declaring September a “Eat a Salad a day month” I am telling ya, I am pumped.
A fun Mexican inspired salad.
This tasted so good! Nothing fancy but just a good use of the leftovers.
Carrot and raisin salad,
Basically consisted thinly shaved carrots, raisins, lime juice, salt+pepper, honey and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
I don’t want to tell you about the rest of the dinner because well delicately put, it sucked! But the salad made up for it. The only problem being that the quantity wasn’t enough to fill me up.
Still did not go for grocery shopping so I improvised and ate a cold soba noodle salad with scallions, sauteed shitake mushrooms and a lovely soy ginger sauce. This was not a salad technically but hey the title says so 😉
So yummy. I topped it with some homemade crispy baked wonton chips!! Crunch..crunch!
Tuesday I went here
if you could not read it, it is Earthfare. And I went there with the hope of buying just five items and I came out with this much.
I should not be allowed in stores like Earthfare and Target. It is at moments like these that I thank that there is no TJs or WFs nearby. Let me retract that statement, that thought never crossed my mind.
I am so happy to finally have nutritional yeast and chia seeds in my pantry. They are practically seen on all blogs and I have been curious to try them for a long time now but did not since I really don’t want to get sucked into the whole blog hysteria and make a big hole in my pocket. That is probably the reason why I am always late in trying the items that are cool and the in thing that all the “leading” bloggers try and sample.
But now that I have the nutritional yeast I cannot wait to try Averie’s Cheezy doriotos dip.
I was excited to try chia seeds, I have heard they are a great source of omega 3s for vegetarians ( I am 90% vegetarian)
I sprinkled about just a tsp of chia seeds on my morning breakfast. Maple and oat waffles with banana, chia, flax and maple syrup!
And I finally got my favorite green, Arugula. Life is good 🙂
Shrimp and Quinoa on a bed of Arugula. This is my favorite go to food. Quick, easy and filling!!
Giada inspired California salad,
Well for supper today, the meal was inspired by Giada and Nigella. I made Giada’s roasted pepper salad (my addition-arugula)
Phew that was a long post!!
Q. Have you tried
Honey bunches of Oats Chia seeds yet?
Q. Tech Question: Smart phone or Regular ole’ basic phone? I have a smart phone,HTC droid. I always wanted an Iphone but due to AT &Ts spotty network I have no inclination to leave my Verizon. I mean a phone is a phone first and an app machine later.
Have a great weekend!!