It’s been a feisty week here so far, the chihuahuas seem to have spring fever. Miko has been taunting Leela more to play chase.
Leela wants nothing to do with it and turns into a growling tornado when she’s decided she’s had enough.
That’s Miko’s queue to hide under the table for a bit while she cools off and try again later.
I guess I have spring fever too even though the weather is more like summer here, in the 90s and dry. I got out Sunday for a vegan meetup thanks to the Sacramento Vegan Society, over 30 vegans took over Baagan for brunch and chat time. I’ve been many times, I will never get tired of Baagan. Everything on the menu is vegan, many raw vegan options, gluten free options, and oil free options.
I went for the Prana Bowl, the spicy tomato broth, jalapeno slices, and cashew cream smothering rice called to me and did not disappoint.
This dish has a daring level of heat, but packs a lot of flavor into a filling, gluten-free, and oil-free bowl. Thumbs up!
And I spent over 2 hours there chatting with new vegans of all ages having a lovely time. I also learned we have a new local chapter of the Vegan Spirituality Community having their first meetup soon. It seems like a great group of vegans that get together and talk about the compassionate side of the vegan lifestyle, offer support on dealing with challenges, meditation, etc. Sounds great and I’m hoping to make it to the first meetup.
Moving on to something cheesy, a new hemp seed salad dressing! This is a basic, hemp seed-based cheesy and creamy blender dressing that’s kicked up with garlic, parsley, and nutritional yeast. The texture and flavor is rich and decadent without the baggage.
Cheesy Hemp Seed Dressing
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy. Makes 4 servings.
I coated a meal salad layered with veggies and a slow cooked bean mixture for a hearty dinner.
Beautifully festive and vibrant salads are always welcome on a busy weeknight especially coated in a rich dressing.
And this salad did not disappoint in being filling.