I’ve been in denial about it for the last 2 days, but I can’t ignore it anymore … I’ve got a cold. It started with a scratchy throat Saturday and blew up into a full snot fest today with ear pressure, runny nose and sore throat. I guess I should be thankful it’s taken this long for me to catch one considering the amount of germs I’ve been exposed to the last few months. And that I didn’t catch one right before my half marathon two weeks ago. But it didn’t help my busy day at work and oh, what a busy day! I got the joy of training a new employee which is one of my least favorite things to do because I have to be “on” all day and ready for the constant flow of questions. Not easy when my voice just gave up in the afternoon and I started sounding like a honking goose.
Instead of craving hot soup for dinner, I was craving veggies, lots of veggies for dinner. And curry. So I grabbed one of my favorite raw books for an intense curry dressing recipe, Kristen Suzanne’s hemp recipe book.
The curry hemp sauce recipe in this book was meant for sliced carrots, but with plenty of curry, creamy pureed hemp seeds, ginger and garlic – I just love it as a salad dressing. And for some reason, curry, ginger and garlic just seemed like cold super foods to me. The sauce is simple, just toss ingredients into a blender and let it rip.
I used a pitted date in the recipe in place of the agave nectar because it makes the sauce thicker and slightly sweeter.
And I threw in another super food ingredient for my “get well” salad, sprouted buckwheat groats.
Check out this gooey monster!
I had to make sure every veggie was coated!
It made a very filling dinner salad with kick and comforting creaminess. If you’re a hemp seed fan or just starting to get familiar with them, I recommend picking up Kristen’s book. For the price, it packs a lot of great hemp seed recipes that are fast while being a smaller, lighter book that’s easy to flip through and find something good without feeling overwhelmed. As much as I love bigger raw recipe books, I can start feeling overwhelmed just looking for a fast recipe I can prepare right away on a weeknight. That’s rarely the case with Kristen’s books.
Do you have a favorite fast recipe book?