Like me, the pups are tired of politics and have been acting a little rattled all evening.
I think even Smokey is a little clingy following hubby and I around.
I’m choosing to focus on vibrant salads instead because gorgeous, fresh veggies always makes things better. Especially when coated with a kicky and creamy tahini based dressing.
Tahini Cilantro Dressing
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 large clove of raw garlic
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- ⅓ cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- ¼ 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 2 to 4 servings.
Tahini is such an amazing dressing ingredient – creamy, rich, and blends with so many flavors. It does so especially well with cilantro and raw garlic in this dressing adding a fresh herb kick that could work as a dip too. But it worked very well coating this meal salad with cabbage, chickpeas, and greens.
Dessert was also fabulous, I have a deep appreciation for nut butters and chocolate and adding both to smoothies. I was excited to try Nocciolata Dairy Free vegan chocolate hazelnut spread.
Oh my, just look at this silky and chocolaty perfection.
Okay, maybe this is boring – but my vehicle of choice for the first taste was a spoon. But I decided on apple slices instead.
It’s delicious! It has a rich creamy and chocolate flavor without being too sweet, it has a satisfyingly thick and smooth texture, hearty without being oily. And it spreads in a silky smooth layer that would be perfect for a breakfast wrap with banana slices. But the rich chocolate flavor is also great in pre-run smoothies blended with banana. I am looking forward to trying Nocciolata Dairy Free in more desserts and treats coming soon! It’s not cheap, when are high quality organic foods? But worth it for a splurge treat.