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9/17/14 12:25 A

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Me again :) I picked up a new recipe book at the library, "salad samurai" by Terry Hope Romero (one half of Veganomicon, Vegan cupcakes take over the world, etc). I know some of her earlier books were very popular with the g* crowd so I was wondering if anyone else had had a chance to check it out? I have heard great reviews about this book and a quick flip through had some very delicious looking salads! Many of them do look very substantial and have a lot of dressing, so I think I'm going to also have to do a little bit of closer scrutiny/number crunching and figure out if they require modification to qualify for my regular meal rotations. I did do some quick mental math on one and realized it was probably actually a pretty reasonably number of calories for a main dish...hopefully there will be more pleasant surprises in store!

Another cookbook I've been enjoying lately is Super Natural Every Day, which has some great vegetarian dishes. The author is the same woman who writes the 101 cookbooks blog, which also has a great collection of recipes (varying degrees of diet-friendliness though).

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9/16/14 4:31 P

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What healthy stuff are you cooking up lately? Share the recipe here!

I've been getting much more into salads lately. One I'm really enjoying for lunch is a kale salad with sesame dressing. I had it today and it's definitely a dish that gets me excited about vegetables! Recipe below:

The dressing is a 1:1:2 ratio of sesame oil, tamari or soy sauce, and rice vinegar. I usually make 1/2 c. at a time, which is juuuuuust enough for 4 salads.

For the actual salad, I use

~150 g raw kale, sliced as thinly as I have patience for
1 oz nuts (today I used some almonds I had soaked and then dried with soy sauce and kelp flakes).
2 hard boiled eggs or 3/4 c. chickpeas, or half of each of those (i.e., 1 egg and a generous 1/3 c. chickpeas).

Other vegetables: red onion or red bell pepper work well if you have them.

To prepare, I add 2 tbsp of dressing to the kale, then work it in using my hands. Toss all the other ingredients in after, and enjoy!



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