It’s been raining just a bit here, pretty much non-stop since Monday and we’re starting to see flooding in Northern California now. Thankfully not by us yet, but poor Miko has been very frustrated with the weather. We got a brief break in the rain this afternoon, hubby tried to get him out for a walk when it started up again.
Poor guy just wanted to get back inside. Hopefully we get a little break tomorrow and Friday before it rains more on the weekend and can get him out for longer walks.
Lots of rain means treadmill runs for me at the gym.
And trying to eat healthy while comfort food has been temping in the chilly weather. The soybean spaghetti miso soup with veggies was very comforting and filling. So was the marinara tofu saute with Brussels sprouts.
And a simple tofu stir fry last night and salad with steamed artichoke for lunch today.
This time of year seems to bring a lot of colds and illness, lots of people coughing, sounding like heck, and/or calling in sick at work. We need to bring out the big guns to stay healthy which for me means kale, beans, raw garlic, ginger, turmeric, and lemon juice. This salad has it all! I threw this dressing together, but it’s the perfect recipe for the winter blues.
Winter Blues Dressing
- 2 cloves of garlic
- juice of one lemon
- 1 tbsp. miso paste
- 1 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1” chunk of fresh ginger
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 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.
Perfect warming color for winter and works so well with massaged kale.
Oh goodness, and it coats so well for a creamy and comforting salad.
Enjoy a hearty, comforting, and warming winter salad with this dressing.
Hubby made his own comfort meal that looked like a work of art with Gardein Turk’y Cutlets served over air-fried hash browns and Brussels sprouts.
And gave the cutlets a thumbs up with the provided vegan gravy.