My long birthday weekend is going well, I could get used to relaxing mornings to take the dogs for leisurely walks, go to the gym, drink coffee, go for runs outside, etc. It’s back to the grind tomorrow after another day of fun today and I guess that’s a good thing too. My niece made me a birthday card calling me a “salad star”.
So cute and nice to know kids really do notice the healthy eating habits of adults even if they’re not inspired by them right away. :-)
Hubby has been leaving sweet surprises too like flowers and a sweet card.
Sunday I headed to Garden to Grill with my mom and sisters for a comfort vegan brunch and it did not disappoint! Biscuit, waffles, tofu frittata, potatoes, strawberry lemon bread pudding that was amazing, etc.
Yeah, it was a splurge and I’m only allow myself to enjoy it for birthdays or after finishing a race.
Hubby also made a great vegan beans and rice dinner with veggies and steamed artichoke.
Leela has just been hanging out waiting for her next walk.
Tomatoes are in season here, super sweet and ripe at farmer’s markets. And inspired this kicky dressing with a lot of tangy flare for a colorful salad.
Kicky Tomato Dressing
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds (or sunflower seeds)
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. hot sauce
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. dill
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- dash of cayenne (optional)
- 1/4 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.
The dressing is a pretty creamy pink color with a smooth texture.
Delicious topped with smokey seasoning and sweet chunks of apple. It offers a little heat and tangy tomato flare paired with herb flavor depth.
A beautiful rainbow of nutrients for a cooling summer meal.