How’s your weekend going so far? Off to a good start I hope. I’m happy to put this long 4-day work week behind me even though this will be a busy weekend with a raw class, family dinner, shopping and hopefully loading my dehydrator with goodies. Yesterday’s lunch salad was another leftover mutant.
Spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, carrot ribbons and cold leftovers from the curried lentil quinoa dish with a little toasted sesame oil for dressing – a great filling combo if I do say so myself.
I also received another shipment of 5 lbs. of hemp seeds from Amazon.
Whew, I’ve been out for the last two days! I separated out a pound of it to go into the fridge for instant use and the rest into an OXO freezer container to stash in the freezer.
Hemp seeds are a huge part of my diet currently with all the recipes I use them in from creamy sauces and dressing, breads and crackers to just sprinkling them on salads. I also use them in place of cashews in a lot of recipes just because they’re a better source of protein and easier to deal with not requiring soaking. Currently I go through about 5 lbs. every 2 months, but that’s probably going to change after trying Gena’s Hemp Bliss!
Yum! I skipped adding the lecithin because I don’t mind a little separation and found the mylk was thick enough without it. It’s currently my new favorite mylk because it has a great flavor that could easily go sweet or savory, requires no pre-soaking or the use of a nut milk bag, so it’s much quicker and simpler to make. Plus, I know this is not raw, but it’s great in hot coffee.
Looks like a frothy cappuccino, doesn’t it? Fresh whipped seed mylk straight from the Vita-Mix is great in coffee! If you haven’t tried her hemp bliss yet – do it! By far the easiest way to create homemade raw vegan mylk.
While I was playing in the kitchen, I got experimenting with a new hummus recipe too that I’m still perfecting.
It uses soaked chickpeas and combines my love of spicy fruit flavors. I testing this batch on family for further opinions this weekend, but I like having a container of fresh hummus in the fridge for quick weekend lunches, snacks or fast hors d’oeuvres if friends drop by.
Anyway, hubby and I stepped out to our favorite local sushi place for dinner last night were I got my usual splurge vegan dinner of edamame and veggie tempura.
Greasy tempora is an addicting splurge food for me, probably my comfort food stemming from happy memories of family tempura nights where we sat around a deep fryer while my parents served fresh pieces around.