Since I’m tired of whining about work, let’s just say it was another insane day with too much going on and not enough bodies. This isn’t gonna be an easy week, things aren’t lightening up anytime soon. When I know I’m gonna be under a lot of stress, I like to eat especially well since immunity tends to suffer under stress. That can be an issue with limited time and energy after a frying day, but that’s what I like about so many raw recipes – they’re quick and easier than cooking. For dinner I decided to go with a simple raw dish, Protein Punch Broccoli.
Usually chopping broccoli into neat little florets is a time-consuming art. But when its just getting thrown into a food processor, sloppily hacking away at it is kind of therapeutic.
Hemp seeds, broccoli, nutritional yeast, and garlic can’t be wrong together.
Especially when a good food processor can turn them into a smooth pate.
I paired it with a salad trying yet another new home-grown sprout – sprouted mung beans.
Sprouting these guys was an experience because for the first day and a half, it looked like they weren’t doing anything. Then boom! They started growing almost as fast as the weeds in my backyard. In 5 days they looked ready to eat. Here’s a great “How To” if you’re interested in sprouting some too. And my post on why I’m such a sprouting addict. Now, get sprouting! :-)
Anyway, I tossed the spouts into a simple salad of romaine lettuce, sauerkraut, carrots and chopped cilantro dressed with a splash of toasted sesame oil. Hacking away at a head of romaine was also therapeutic.
The result was a very green dinner with the protein broccoli pate.
Mung bean sprouts are tasty, a little nuttier than alfalfa sprouts and added a fun texture to the salad.
What’s therapeutic for you after a stressful day?