Last night we had steak and sweet potatoes for dinner and I wanted to add some greens. I decided against broccoli at the last minute and threw this together.
I LOVED it.... hope you do too.
Watermelon & Feta Salad
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Watermelon and Feta Salad5 mins Serves 2 Ingredients: Mixed field greens, Thinly sliced red onion, 1/2 a seedless watermelon, toasted sesame seeds
Strawberry Rocket Salad
(Feeds ONE hungry Yogi)
2-3 handfuls of arugula (or rocket as we call it Down Under)
Strawberries, sliced and quartered
1/2 avocado, cubed
Fresh blue cheese, crumbled with fork
Dressed with EVOO and balsamic dressing
Years ago I read a booked called, "French Women Don't Get Fat." It was a wonderful read and I enjoyed it immensely. One of the things I remember most from the book was a quote that said, and I'm paraphrasing here, "We should eat beautiful things, that should be presented beautifully on the plate." I couldn't agree more. Eating is an experience, and so many people forget that because they eat at their desk at work or while watching TV, and surprise surprise, they aren't thinking about the the way the food looks, how it tastes, or if they have had enough to eat.
Yin-Yang Breakfast Bowl
Two scoops of natural Greek yogurt
and topped with Australian grown Chia seed
Strawberries: One serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C, about half of your daily requirement
Papaya: offers a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C, folate, potassium, fiber and magnesium.
Natural honey: promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, and strengthens the immune system.
Chia Seeds: are the highest plant based source of Omega-3, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants. The protein contained in chia seeds is a complete protein, containing all eight amino acids.
I mentioned before that breakfast was my least favorite meal of the day, so it needs to be said that LUNCH is my favorite. Oh yes, and sandwiches are quite possibly my favorite food. You are probably thinking, "Whoa, she is so unrefined," right about now. Just hold on a tic. I'm not just a turkey and mayo on generic white sliced bread kinda girl. What gets my heart racing is a beefy sandwich, the kind that you need two hands to pick up. Multigrain bread, mounds of thick cut turkey, sprouts, avocado, cream cheese, cranberry sauce, the works..... the only thing that can beat a lunch like that is if you threw in a some potato chips- UGH.
Anyhow, you already know I love sandwiches, but I also adore salads, wraps, soup and veggie platters. I don't typically follow recipes for salads and wraps, I simply make them up with the contents of my fridge, or if I'm lucky, inspiration strikes when I'm in the produce isle at the grocery store.
Reminder: I currently live on an island off the coast of Africa. My grocery store/markets are by no means the caliber I'm used to in California, or a Whole Foods to say the least! I work with what I have, so feel free to substitute better options for you and your family, i.e.: organic options that I might not have access to.
One small bag of mixed lettuce (lettuce, carrot and purple cabbage)
One large floret of broccoli (raw), washed and cut into bite size pieces
One large avocado, sliced or cubed (your preference)
Toasted sunflower seeds
Dressing: Caesar dressing
*(If I were making a true broccoli salad I would have done an easy dressing with olive oil mayonnaise and white vinegar and a teeny dash of sugar. I wouldn't have added lettuce, the bulk would be all broccoli florets and I would have added diced red onion and raisins too! )
*The best (and unhealthiest) broccoli salad I ever made is here. Sometimes it feels so good to be bad!
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For the Love of Food
I think eating well is a form of self-respect, and that's evident in my recipes.