Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A benchmark. And a Kale Tahini Salad.

Happy 100th post! This is a pretty big deal and I feel like it is perfectly timed with something fantastic: a new job! I might be inclined to change the name of this blog now... though I've grown pretty attached the long and painfully bland name that I started with: What I Do When I Don't Have a Job. I'm open to suggestions.

Even thought this seems like an occasion for a fancy post, I have nothing fancy to share. But, recently, I did learn about the benefits of including more raw foods in my diet after watching the documentary Food Matters. To sum it up, let's eat more salads and make our bodies feel better. I'll start today with this salad.
Kale Tahini Salad

Lemon Tahini Dressing:
1.5 T tahini (Mine isn't raw, but it's what I had and I'm not even worried about it)
1 lemon, juiced
~1/2 T soy sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 t olive oil (or more if you want, whatevs.)
sea salt, to taste

Salad stuff:
Kale, carrot, red cabbage, almonds and probably walnuts

I mixed the dressing together and then tossed it with the salad stuff and let it sit for 10 minutes. The flavors of the dressing come together in this time and also kind of soften the raw veggies. Vinegar and citrus do a good job of "cooking" vegetable without heat, too. Weird, right?

Another photo close-up:
 Oh, and in other news, Bree and I adopted this cute dog just the other day. Not a big deal. Introducing Tiffin!
He actually does have ears even though you can't see them in either of these pictures.


Nanci said...

Love it!

kristi d. said...

This is great! I love Kale and it's so good for you. I'm going to try this out :-)