Good morning! Are you doing any shopping today? I am embarrassed to admit that I already did some online shopping this morning for some of my favorite vegan skin care products, Mychelle Dermaceuticals (note: most products are vegan, a few contain beeswax so just read the ingredients before purchasing). I won’t be going to any real stores today, though, it’s too crowded!
Did you have a nice holiday yesterday? Mine was relaxed:
The most work I did was washing and chopping fruits and vegetables for my trio of salads I took to my friends’ house for dinner:
My Lemony Brown Rice & Lentil Salad was so hearty and satisfying that I did not even miss a hot dish this Thanksgiving, but it also helped that it was 75 degrees here in California yesterday:
My green salad had fresh romaine from the farmers’ market, tomato and nutritional yeast:
Here is the salad dressing recipe I used, everyone loved it and wanted to know what was in it.
Berry Walnut Dressing
1 cup frozen berries (your choice)
1/2 cup walnuts
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup white onion
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I use soy milk)
4 Medjool dates, pitted
Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
Time for dinner!
The fruit salad was the most passed-over item I brought; the allure of real sugar was just too strong for most…including me! My friends bought some Trader Joe’s coconut ice cream and, I admit, a scoop or two made it on my dessert plate with the fruit:
Overall, it was a great day and it was really fun spending time with my friends.
Although it feels more like the weekend today, it is Healthy Vegan Friday ! Here are the most clicked-upon recipes from last week:
Yes, please, to all three recipes! Be sure to add your healthy, whole food vegan recipe using the link below. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday. P.S. I am going on an adventure at the end of next week that I can’t wait to tell you about!!!