I have been a boring person this week bogged down with work and maybe a little cranky from the stress and heat. Thankfully this week is almost over and it won’t be so hot next week and hopefully quieter at work. The pups will love an opportunity to get outside more.
When we get triple digit heat for many days in a row like this, hot meals just aren’t appetizing. It has been all about large salads this week for lunch and dinner and I picked up a fun ingredient at Whole Foods to treat myself with – Sonoma Brinery Raw Sauerkraut.
I went traditional because it mixes easily with a variety of salad blends and dressings. It was delicious with carrot ginger dressing and chickpeas in a meal salad.
And surprisingly good with Hampton Creek’s Caesar Dressing in a hearty white bean salad.
Yeah, I’ve also been on a bean kick this week using a variety of them in salads and trying to replace more processed vegan proteins in my diet with them. That’s very easy to do now since they’re perfect for cool salads. A can of Whole Foods organic spicy black beans was delicious in this hearty salad.
I know, kind of boring this week with tons of salad. But hot weather is the perfect time to get in more fresh fruits and veggies. And happy Friday eve!