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Mean, Green Dressing in a Pinch

This week I didn’t have a lot of room to be creative in the kitchenette of the hotel I’ve been staying at in Denver. Like a smart raw foodie, though, I did bring my Vita-Mix in the car with me.

I can live without the dehydrator, juicer, and food processor for a few weeks, but my VM? Heaven forbid!

One night, I ran out of Annie’s Green Goddess dressing which is what I always use in a pinch. So I looked around and just started throwing things into the VM.

The result was way more delicious than I had anticipated! And it made a ton.  Lasted me through about 4 days (or 8 salad beasts).

Mean, Green Dressing

1 ripe avocado

1.5 t unpasteurized white miso

2 T Braggs Aminos

2 T white sesame seeds

2-3 T agave

1/2 colored bell pepper (I used orange)

Water (I used approx. 1 cup)

  1. Put all ingredients except water into high speed blender.
  2. Add a dash of water–enough to get things wet and started in the blending process.
  3. Blend on medium while adding water to desired thickness.

Sorry for the poor quality...I've only got my iPhone here this week!

Super thick and yummy!

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First Week in Denver

Well, I’ve been in Denver for a week now.  Unfortunately (or should I say fortunately?!), the LT has been in Chicago coordinating and carrying out our move.  I’ve moved as an adult seven times…this will be my eighth since the age of 22, but the LT has never done it before so I’m a little nervous.  But, knock on wood, what’s the worst that could happen?

Anyhow, I’ve been staying in one of those extended stay hotels with a mini-fridge and kitchen so I’ve been able to keep food costs down.  Below are many of my eats: (gold star to anyone who guesses the pattern🙂

Wow! I just can't get enough of these salads...plus it's like "fast food" for raw foods!

I added some croutons because I needed some CRUNCH!

Oopsie!

I apologize for the grainy quality of most of these snaps.  I took them with my iPhone since the camera cable is packed away and will be delivered sometime after Labor Day.

In the meantime, I haven’t totally been chowing down, filling the void of the missing LT with salad.  I’ve gone out walking/running/hiking!

This is the waterfall...

...I'm standing in the middle of!

Thank you, Denver, for a great first week!

Meagan’s Seedy Salad

Hello, Loves!  I have been on a green kick this week: green smoothies, green juices, and green salads…like A LOT of green salads.  Like everyday for lunch and sometimes for dinner, too.

For some reason my body has been craving them.  My response when I look in the fridge is positively Pavlovian!

N-E-way, I thought I’d share with you a yummy, nummy recipe with you!

Seedy Salad

Seedy Salad

Makes enough for 1 person’s lunch/dinner.

4 cups (+/-) mixed greens

1/2 cup broccoli slaw

1/4 of a cucumber, thinly sliced

1 tomato, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

3 strawberries, sliced

1/8 cup raisins (if desired)

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds

 

Layer all items in order.  I like using the cucumbers to decorate around the edge of the bowl.  Somehow, just doing this makes the salad look so pretty!

Mix with whatever dressing you like, since this salad could go Asian, “Cheezey”, Vinaigrette, whatevs!

It’s so super-easy and I’m loving it right now.  And you could add or subtract whatever you like or have on hand.

Enjoy!

xoxo