We eat a lot of salads around here. Sometimes we just want something light and healthy, sometimes we are trying to use up all the leftover veggies we have in the fridge- either way, we are always looking for ways to make our salads healthier and more interesting. Mr. Beet and I used to buy those pre-packaged salad toppers, but as delicious as they are, they are also super expensive, especially when buying it often.
I just decided to start making my own and last week I casually mentioned it in the blog and some of you asked me for what I added to it. What I love is the simplicity of it- in the past we would just add things one by one to our salads but now I just have to open one jar of my homemade mix. Why had I never thought of this sooner?
This is so easy. It’s a big money saver. And a time saver. And YOU control the ingredients.
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And now on to What I Ate Wednesday. Since we returned home from our Christmas trip to Indiana I have been constantly in the kitchen. Between trying to develop recipes for Sunday Supper events (a new group I just joined) and having cooking assignments for my cooking class, I feel like my kitchen and I have become one. Mr. Beet has probably never eaten such a variety of cooking experiments, failures and mishaps, but there have been a few successes too.
The first of which was this Vegan Lentil Breakfast Gravy. Biscuits and gravy was always one of my favorite hearty breakfasts back when I ate meat- so now I have this non-meat version. (This will be my Meatless Monday recipe next Monday on the blog!)
Salad, again?!? Why yes…but it is better with Beauty and the Beets salad toppers!
After spending all day in the kitchen playing with food and recipes, Mr. Beet decided I needed to take a break and took me out to dinner. (Or he was no longer enjoying being my guinea pig) We went to this place near downtown Orlando called Market on South- an all-Vegan market and restaurant. I loved my pulled Jackfruit BBQ sandwich with a side of Brussels sprouts.
Have I ever told you how much I love Brussels sprouts?
And then for dessert, I splurged and ordered this Chocolate Chip Bourbon Yolo. While it was 100% meat and dairy-free, I am betting there was probably still enough sugar to power a rocket to the moon..but boy was it delicious. And so worth the extra 3-10 miles I owe to the treadmill now.
So what about you….
What is a guilty treat you would run extra miles for?
What would you add to your own salad toppers?
One last thing –> Many of you asked for the recipe for the salad we made in the Forks Over Knives cooking class that I posted about during last week’s What I Ate Wednesday. Here it is- enjoy!