The dogs are having a rough week here relaxing in front of the fireplace.
And I’m still trying to up my running pace with treadmill interval workouts, but that’s been tricky this month.
Stress, anxiety, and the winter weather have me just hanging in there with my gym routine currently. But I need to get serious soon if I’m thinking about longer races this year and get creative with my longer runs trying new routes and trails.
Monday was a relaxing day, we tackled projects at home then stepped out for lunch at Vegan Plate to try another new dish. This coconut curry noodle soup was called Malaysian Laksa and it was filling and delicious.
After we ventured to Trader Joe’s because it was near by and I haven’t been in months, maybe even over a year, since we have a Sprouts so close to our house now. We loaded up on new vegan goodies to try, but I was also reminded why I stopped going – the crowds were insane! The store was so packed we couldn’t get through the isles and the checkout lines were backed up into them. I love Trader Joe’s, but the closest location is usually intolerably crowded lately.
We did find the cauliflower gnocchi in the frozen foods section and headed to Whole Foods next for more new finds where I grabbed Violife Just Like Parmesan Wedge. That plus the gnocchi and Organic Vegan Basil Pesto from Sprouts inspired a delicious dinner.
The Violife Parmesan is delicious, it shreds and tastes much like the dairy stuff. And it’s gluten free and nut free making it a winner for our next family gathering.
So that was more of a splurge meal and a salad with this dressing is not, but it is delicious loaded with whole, plant based ingredients while being lighter. You know I’m obsessed with raw ginger and raw garlic and always looking for new ways to enjoy them. This dressing works for that!
Lighter Ginger Dressing
- 2 tbsp. tahini
- 1 carrot
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1” chunk of fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp. miso paste
- 1 tsp. sriracha
- ¼ cup water, as needed
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy. Makes 4 servings.
It’s thick, very thick, which makes it awesome for coating a kale salad. And it has a warming color to brighten up winter blues.
It’s tangy with a bright ginger flavor and fun kick from garlic. A little bit of tahini goes a long way blended with sweet carrot complimenting the flavors nicely.
Brighten a winter meal with this hearty salad dressing while keeping your health goals.