So far this week has been crazy at work with so much going on, I feel like my head is spinning driving home and it can be hard to relax when I do get home. This gorgeous sunset view from our backyard helps.
Okay, I can’t take credit for this beautiful pic. Hubby snatched the camera and snapped the blooming plum tree in the backyard between my many food shots. Spring is very near!
I finally received another shipment of hemp seeds from Amazon, I go through this 5 lb. bag about every 2 months and just use Amazon’s Subscribe & Save to automatically ship it to me considerably cheaper than what I would pay at Whole Foods.
Hemp seeds a super food for me because they’re a great source of complete protein and more of it compared to nuts. They’re a great alternative to soy and tasty in so many raw recipes. And I use them in place of cashews for a lot of raw recipes to add more protein.
Some of my favorite recipes are Protein Punch Broccoli.
These old pics make me thankful for my new camera!
For dinner, I visited another one of Gena’s recipes again – Creamy Avocado Cumin Dressing.
I love avocado, but am pretty sloppy when it comes to slicing them and making them look presentable. Not a worry with avocado based dressings when they’re just being blended! This is a great dressing with a nice cumin punch and tangy citrus flavor, it’s perfect without adding salt which I like.
Especially since I decided to chop and saute the rest of my veggie dogs to add to the salad, they do contain a lot of sodium. But they’re also a great source of quick protein and I needed to use up the opened package in my fridge.
And I found a bag of kale chips in my pantry that only has crumbs left, I figured the spicy lime flavor would be perfect with the dressing.
And my crazy, quick dinner salad was served packing sauteed vegan hot dog chunks, kale chip crumbs, spinach, avocado dressing, sprouted buckwheat groats with plenty of other veggies. Crazy, no? But it was very good with a spicy kick, creamy and crunchy textures and another nutrient powerhouse.
Okay, so the crazy combo reminded me of the Elf scene where Buddy mixes pasta, candy, Pop Tarts and maple syrup for breakfast. But we need to get a little crazy sometimes, right?
Have you ever tried hemp seeds? What’s your favorite hemp seed recipe?