What are some of your favourite summer foods?
Fresh? ~ Raw? ~ BBQ’d? ~ Frozen?
Salads? ~ Watermelon? ~ Ice Cream?
For me, besides last month’s recipe for potato salad, it’s anything that comes fresh from the garden. Mmmmm……
Cucumbers ~ Lettuces ~ Radishes ~ Peas ~Tomatoes ~ Herbs ~ Watermelons
Our first job was to take care of our food, because God knew it was important for us to learn to feed ourselves.
“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15 NIV
~~~Yeah for gardens, oh how they must have tasted!~~~
While making my lunch the other day, I was pleasantly surprised at what happened right in the mixing bowl. I was just making the salad, but I ended up with salad and dressing.
Natural chemistry right in front of my eyes! Try it for yourself it’s delicious!
All Ready Dressed Salad
3 inches cucumber – shredded
1 tsp ginger – shredded
1 med tomato – bite size pieces
1 avocado – bite size pieces
½ stalk celery – chopped small
1 cup greens – chopped very small
(I used pea sprouts, some or all cilantro would be great too)
5 olives – cut in half
¼ cup beans – any type
Mix everything together in a large bowl to eat now or take it with you.
These ingredients blend so well, they create their own dressing!
If you like, you can add 1 tsp of lemon juice and oil for a finishing touch.
This easy salad covers all food groups, and the tahini on the rice cakes was the perfect accompaniment. I know you’ll want it again and again. I did!
So until next time…
Tip # 11: Garden fresh tastes the best!
Check out other Easy Vegan Salad Recipes by Deb Powell!
My 15 year food journey has caused my taste buds to come alive and to anticipate new foods. I have lost weight, corrected health issues, and I’ve learned how important diet really is. Reading everything I could get my hands on truly opened my eyes to the evils of the food industry and how it is making us overweight and sick. I am in my 50’s and I am healthy, I take no medication, and I look more than 10 years younger than I am (so everyone says). The healthier we are now, the healthier we’ll be in our later years.
I came to be vegan one step at a time by gradually eliminating foods. Starting with; sea food, then meat, foul and fish, then eggs and dairy, all the while cutting out most processed foods, and totally eliminating pop. Then I went mostly raw, learned about juicing and smoothies, cut out most sugars, and I am now gluten free.
What’s left you ask? Mmmm….. I saved the best for last: lots and lots of vegetables with sides of legumes and grains, nuts and seeds, and fruit. I never go hungry.
There are many people living healthy vegan lifestyles today and they have created ways of making healthy alternatives for just about any food you could want.