Early Bird Smoothie
Outpost Natural Foods
Give avocados and peanut butter a whirl in your blender jar for a unique flavor combination that will kick start your morning and give you that extra boost of energy to get you through a busy day.
1 avocado, ripe
1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeded
2 limes, juiced
4 tablespoons smooth or crunchy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups apple juice
1 cup milk, any
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Throw it all in the blender and blend until smooth.
2. Garnish with a dash of paprika and a cilantro leaf.
Cucumber Salad with Peanuts and Cilantro on page 52 of this NY Times bestselling vegan potty mouth cookbook is the salad I need right now.
Springtime has me with cucumbers and spinach. This Asian inspired salad is hearty and tasty.
Easy to whip up; shake dressing up in a jar and hold until ready. Chop cucumbers and onions. Add in cilantro and spinach.
I like with some red pepper flakes in my salad. My neighbor thought it was just fine as is.
This book has recipes that are simpler than their original book; for me it's been hit or miss (I don't mind more complicated recipes!). This one is a hit that I will put into my veg rotation.
1. Make the dressing: Pour the vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce, maple syrup and oils into a jar and shake the shit out of it.
2. Make the salad: In a large bowl, toss together the spinach, cucumbers, red onion, and cilantro. Pour in the dressing and toss everything together. Sprinkle in the peanuts, salt, pepper then taste and add more salt or whateverthefuck you think it's missing.
The challenge for today was by far my favorite from this list!... I love sushi so today's How to Make a Deconstructed Vegan Sushi Bowl lesson made me very happy. Again I didn't go with the microwave, I sauteed tempeh, broccoli and edamame in a little coconut oil and soy sauce. Layered that on top of a bed of kale, topped with avocado and cucumber. Then sprinkled with the seaweed snack and my gomasio! Such a simple smart meal I will definitely add to my rotation!
I'm on a mission to get through the rows of cookbooks I have and either use them or find them a new home.
Browsing through "Vegetarian Planet 350 Big Flavor Recipes for Out-of-This-World Food Every Day" by Didi Emmons I came across an interesting potato salad.
It's refreshing blend of corn, potatoes and sweet potatoes dressed in s cliantro vinegratte with a suprising ingredient, cucumbers. I think this book is a keeper!
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