Sweet Asian Salad

Yummy recipe from Vegan Richa. See blog post here.

Heather’s Bitter & Sweet Asian Salad. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe

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This salad is amazingly easy to throw together and keeps well for a couple of days in the fridge, serves well hot, cold or at room temp – making it the ideal candidate for a potluck or cocktail party.
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The quinoa can easily be swapped for rice, the edamame for green peas and the purple cabbage for green cabbage. Although the purple cabbage makes this dish quite pretty.
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Gluten free, vegan & nut free – this is a dish that certainly pleases a crowd. Even the pickiest of eaters at book club went back for seconds.
Bitter & Sweet Asian Salad
serves 6-8
you will need:
2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup shelled edamame
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 medium carrot – peeled into ribbons
1 cup pineapple- cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 cup(s) shredded purple cabbage
for the dressing
juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup tamari
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tbsp organic rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp ground fresh chili paste
1 tsp of each – black & white sesame seeds
In a large bowl add quinoa through cabbage – gently tossing to mix well.
In a small bowl, add all ingredients for the dressing and whisk until emulsified.
Add the dressing to the large bowl and gently mix with a rubber spatula until dressing is evenly distributed – garnish with additional sesame seeds if desired.
Serve at room temp, cold or warm – keeps in the fridge for at least 3 days.

Food Journal Day 6

Sorry guys, no photos yet again.

Breakfast: A smoothie with banana, blueberries, spinach, coconut milk, raw honey and vanilla extract.

Lunch: A delicious salad at work of mixed baby greens, cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, walnuts, craisins, tofu, and balsamic vinaigrette. No soup today. The only options contained animal products.

Snacks: I enjoyed a bunch of grapes and a pear around 3-4pm.

Dinner: Nothing.

The deadlines were daunting and the numbers just did not want to add up. Eventually, everything was figured out, but the stress from it tied my stomach into a knot that would not allow me to eat any dinner. I also plan on trading the gym in for a relaxing, steamy hot bubble bath.

I promise, tomorrow I will elaborate on my usual workout routine as well as provide pictures of tasty food.