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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Greens and Greens and Cookies

Broke fast with a smoothie:


mango, frozen banana, coconut flakes, flax seed, spinach, spirulina, ginger, and lemon. It's good to have a green breakfast again.
Lunch was leftovers of yesterday's dinner.
Dinner was missing a desired component (I bought a sweet potato to throw in, but it just wouldn't cook quickly enough) but still very tasty.


Raw kale salad with tomatoes, onion, and uncooked tempeh in a tahini-dijon dressing (equal parts tahini to mustard, water to thin).
Dessert was a cornmeal-poppyseed biscotti from VCIYCJ.


This is one of the few leftovers - I actually made these on Easter to give to my family, who I didn't end up seeing so I brought some into the city when G and I went to a Workers for a Democratic Workplace meeting at a bar. Surprisingly (?), people will eat sugary cookies as they drink beer. Whoda thunkit? Have a good weekend.

15 comments:

  1. The smoothie is a beautiful color. I have bought bottled salad dressing in the last year or so, but I really should go back to making my own; it's so easy. I like your tahini-dijon idea. My mom always gets grossed out when she sees me eating cookies and having a glass of water. Wait till I tell her about cookies and beer!

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    1. Would you wear THAT color nail polish? ;) Yeah, I'm not a fan of all the unnecessary oils and preservatives in even the most natural dressings, so I usually make my own. Cookies and water, hmm... do you dunk?

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  2. Green, indeed! The smoothie sounds fantastic! I recently heard someone using cold coffee instead of water in their green smoothie. I love coffee, and I love green smoothies - however, together? Probably won't try it unless it's a really simple combo.

    The tahini mustard dressing sounds great, and I actually have everything to make it - you've inspired me!

    I think sugary cookies go with all beverages :)

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    1. I've put coffee in my smoothies before (the Rising Sun one.) It has to be a certain kind of smoothie to work but it's not bad!

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  3. I would enjoy seeing the passionate Teamsters nibbling vegan Biscotti. Assuming they were downing pitchers of Bud or Miller Lite.

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    1. Haha I would enjoy that too. Now I'm doing quite a bit of revisionist history in my head to reimagine my co-workers all looking like burly truck drivers. 10-4 on the Bud (not lite).

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  4. Shen conjured up a great image there! I assume they dipped the biscotti in their pints.

    Actually, I used to love beer and cookies together when I was in college, but now I've graduated to more refined tastes and drink beer on its own.

    All your greenery looks so tasty!

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    1. Pinkies up!
      I can't say I've tried the cookies and beer together...sugar itself gives me bad headaches...so, like you I just stick to the beer :)

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  5. I love, love, love all green veggies, but I still can't drink green juice. I just don't get why. But today I drank beet juice, and I don't even like beets! Progress.

    Salad dressings made with tahini are my favorite — especially if they have umeboshi plums and lemon. Tahini and dijon is great, too, especially over tempeh and quinoa.

    I prefer my cookies with tea, but if beer is the beverage being quaffed, then why not? :)

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    1. Congratulations on the beet juice! That's totally progress. Did you drink it straight or mix it with something else?
      I've got to try that tahini-umeboshi dressing! Do you leave them whole or use the vinegar? I finally found a place that carries them and I'm excited.

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    2. The beet juice came already made and mixed with a bit of pineapple and lemon, but the taste was very beet-y. I don't have a juicer. I have umeboshi paste, which is easier to use, but I used to use plums. You just have a little more trouble mixing the plums if you're just using a fork. A splash of the vinegar would also impart the plum flavor, but the plums are medicinal so I like to use them.

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  6. Does uncooked tempeh have a bite to it at all? I've only had it cooked, so I'm curious.

    Why is it that some sweet potatoes take so long to bake? That's happened to me several times. Very mysterious!

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    1. A bite like bitter? It does, a bit, but I'm used to it by now. I like the bitter contrast with the sweet poatoes and carrot and the acidic tomatoes.
      A well-cooked, slow-roasted sweet potato is one of the finer things in life, so I'll be patient and wait...but it is frustrating!

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  7. All the greenery looks great and sounds delicious. Those biscotti look really perfect! I am trying to imagine what the cookie/beer combo would taste like but considering I don't like beer I'd probably just enjoy the cookie with some almond milk :)

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    1. Thanks, Vava. maybe I'll try your green pina colada concoction soon!

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