When you want to be decadent and healthy at the same time!
I have been trying to cut down on grains lately and follow the specific carbohydrate diet a little more. This salad is really filling due to the almond butter dressing sweetened with dates and delicious tartness of the balsamic. I actually have a mediocre balsamic currently and it still tasted amazing, but if you have a higher quality one, all the better!
1/2 cup almond butter
1 garlic clove
3 Tbsp balsamic dressing
1 tsp grainy mustard
1/2 cup water
Juice of half a lime or lemon
Blend in blender , adding water until happy with consistency
Roast squash and cauliflower in the oven at 400 degrees C for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Wash and dry a bunch of lettuce, I found it easier to add the dressing to the veggies separately and mix, then add to the lettuce and mix, then combine together and voila!
I could eat tabbouleh salad every day for the rest of eternity. George Carlin did a stand up bit about death and how whatever you think your afterlife is going to be, it will be. My afterlife is me constantly munching tabbouleh salad. This pleasing five minute masterpiece is all you’ll ever need:
Juice of half a lemon (around 2 Tablespoons) 1/4 cup olive oil Cucumber (about 1 cup) Tomato (around 2 or 3 depending on size) Green onion (1 or 2) Parsley (1 bunch, rinsed and stems removed) Mint (1 Tablespoon)
Salt and pepper to taste
(recipe can easily be doubled)
Usually tabbouleh calls for bulgur wheat but I omit it, you could also use quinoa or hemp hearts. Usually I cut the tomato and cucumber into really small pieces but I sometimes leave it in larger chunks. A good trick for the best tasting tabbouleh is cutting the parsley really small. Go on a chopping spree. Here is a more traditional style but using quinoa:
The flavours of this soup are delicate yet complex. It is soothing, healthy, fresh and nourishing. Most of the time is spent soaking and rinsing the peas.
Moroccan Split Pea Soup
Yellow Split Peas (soak at least 4 hours, rinse until water is clear)
Coconut Oil or butter
Sauté onions in coconut oil until translucent, add garlic sauté another minute. Add harissa spices, stir to combine, then add split peas and mix really well. Add vegetable stock and lid, turn burner to low and simmer for 30 mins.
After peas are cooked: Add fresh lemon juice and honey and adjust spices. (Optional: Use blender on 3/4 of mixture to make creamy paste) Add fresh carrots and peas, simmer a few minutes until soften. Ladle into bowls with fresh spinach (cut in ribbons) and 1 tsp. of chopped fresh mint. Stir and enjoy!