02-14-2010, 05:37 PM
Hi everyone! I'm finding myself in a situation where I need to lay off all things sweet for a bit. That's right, no sweet fruit, no agave syrup, no honey, no dates, no bananas, none of that.
So what's your favorite savory dish and how do you make it?! I need inspiration to help me get through this time.
I'll get the ball rolling:
I take a big handful of dried arame seaweed, soak it till its soft, drain the water and then add:
salt and pepper
thyme, basil, oregano
nutritional yeast (optional, but it gives it a nice parmesan flavor)
02-14-2010, 06:02 PM
just had some tomatoes with basil pesto
02-14-2010, 10:21 PM
Here are some of mine, which are often "go-to" meals when I don't feel like doing much(helps to have some stuff made ahead though):
- black sesame seed-red pepper crackers with mashed avocado spread(lime juice, salt+pepper)with halved cherry tomatoes, and a handful of mixed greens
- Indian cauliflower rice(has ground-up cashews, curry powder, salt, lemon juice and mint leaves, raisins optional)inside a collard wrap or on top of some of those greens.
- cauliflower tabbouleh(cauliflower, lots of parsley, mint leaves, salt+lots of pepper, olive oil and lemon juice, raisins optional but they really are awesome in this). Again, one can eat this straight out of the container, or wrap it up in collard leaf with tomatoes and more greens if one wants.
- zucchini hummus, cherry tomatoes, olives, greens, splashed with lemon juice, wrapped up in collard leaf
- zucchini shreds with olive oil, salt, hot sauce, and nutritional yeast. It's almost like ramen noodles, for when one is in that mode. I've made it with "angel hair" delicata squash too and it's yummy!
- a "not tuna" salad inside a tomato, or with greens
- shredded red and green cabbage, mint leaves with red pepper-curry dressing, along with mixed greens. This satisfies the pan-Asian craving. Same dressing could go with the zucchini or other squash noodles too.
Like I say, if one has some stuff made up ahead, like a dressing, a spread, some pre-shredded veggies, some crackers, and some collard leaves to use as wrappers, one can have a fast easy meal without caving into junk. All savory too, which I need as balance to my fruit and smoothies(although these are increasingly green as I put a lot of greens in them). As you can see, I get in a bunch of greens with these combos!
02-15-2010, 10:06 AM
My new favs are a not tuna salad to wrap in lettuce leaves and a turmeric cashew coconut meat dip for veggies or sweet potato chips.
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