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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Keep It Simple, Salad!

When I first became a vegan, I hated salads.  Of course, the salads I was thinking of were the ones with iceberg lettuce and a single sliver of a sad, pale tomato.

My, how times have changed.

These days, my go-to meal is a salad.  Salads usually make an appearance as my lunches and as the first course of my dinners.  A colleague recently commented that although he always sees me eating a salad at lunch, no two salads are ever the same.  Variety is the key to enjoying salads and I've got a list of ingredients for you to mix and match in creating your perfect salad:

  • hemp seeds
  • dulse flakes
  • cherry tomatoes
  • mixed greens
  • romaine lettuce
  • basil leaves
  • spinach leaves
  • red/yellow/green peppers
  • apple slices
  • pear slices
  • avocado
  • mandarin orange slices
  • cucumbers
  • grated carrots
  • grated beets
  • candied or raw nuts (almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts etc.)

Any combination (or all) of the above ingredients tossed with an oil and vinegar dressing can make a quick and easy meal that is so not your everyday, boring salad.


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