Tomorrow is Friday and thank goodness, I’m looking forward to a little fun this weekend! Sunday I went for a lovely 6-mile run and met some new friends along the way.
With the drought, it’s still goat grazing season here trying to minimize dry grass with all the wildfire warnings – scary, ugly times. But these guys are adorable and came right up to the fence to greet me.
I also tried a package of Trader Joe’s Vegan Soy Chorizo. Apparently this product was vegetarian for awhile, disappeared for awhile, and came back as a vegan product. I grabbed it to try something new and I liked the simple ingredient list.
I sauteed it with chopped kale and broccoli with a little water for a simple dinner and it was great! The soy chorizo was loaded with enough spice and flavor to carry the veggies and I could have added more veggies!
I also kept it simple this week with another oil free stir fry with chopped tempeh, broccoli, bell pepper, and more kale.
I just used a little water, sriracha sauce, and tamari. Yum.
I did get a little creative with a feisty sweet curry dressing that uses banana to add a creamy texture and a playful sweetness. I adapted it from a curry dressing I found online awhile back that was kind of a train wreck with mayonnaise, yogurt, and syrup to achieve a sweat creamy texture. Why when a banana can do it simpler, cheaper, and much healthier?
Banana Curry Dressing
1 banana, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. curry powder
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/2 cup water, as needed
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy. Makes 4 servings.
The texture is light and creamy, perfect for coating a spinach salad.
The flavor has kick, a tangy and sweet curry kick.
It was perfect on a spinach meal salad with chopped tempeh and apple.