21 Dec 2011

salad is superior

Your food should make you sing and dance, and want to share your joy with the world. My food does! =)

Every time I make a green smoothie, I want to take a picture of it and show it to everyone 'cause they're so beautiful, health-giving and delicious! It's the same for salads. They're always SO gorgeous and green.

So here's some pictures =) This salad had kale, some bell pepper, tomato, pecans, a little bit of tofu, and I topped it with hemp seed and dried cranberries. The dressing was just miso, water and garlic, blended. YUM!


12 comments:

Aiyanna Looney said...

I can't get hemp seeds where I live, what's a good substitute?

Emily von Euw said...

Really? Have you looked everywhere? They're becoming quite a common "health" food.
But if they really aren't available, I'd tell you to buy them online, because there's nothing like hemp seeds!
Or perhaps try walnuts, ground flax seed, or chia seeds (although chia is sometimes more obscure...)
I posted about where to buy nuts and seeds online here: http://rawfoodlove.blogspot.com/2011/11/surprise-25lbs-of-cashews.html

Aiyanna Looney said...

Sorry, I can get hemp or chia seeds in Des Moines or Iowa City (which means I have to drive :(

But I can get flax seed (go freaking figure)and walnuts here!

Emily von Euw said...

Haha ya win some, ya lose some. Hopefully hemp seeds will be available soon!

Anonymous said...

sesame seeds or poppy seeds will do.

Anonymous said...

well.ca has alot of seeds and health food products. its more of an online drugstore but prices are reasonable + cheap shipping!

Anonymous said...

Not everyone around the world can buy things online to supplement what they can not buy locally. Here in Uruguay, it is impossible to find it or order out of country. For sure there would be problems in doing the later with customs, be it in high taxes or their stupidity of what the item really is for. (planting and growing reefer would come to their minds!)

So people like Aiyanna Looney and I have to find things that will substitute nicely. Which is precisely why I ended up commenting here. I was researching a substitute... sure wish I could find a nutritional yeast one!

Lisa St. Aubin said...

Great recipe, Emily! A great substitute for raw hemp seeds are pine nuts. They taste very similar and have a common texture. Cheers!

Ally said...

I hate my darn tastebuds sometimes, I CANNOT EAT KALE!!! I could eat 10 tons of spinach but kale never works for me. Its so annoying because kale is totally nutritionally superior!!! Anyway, Emily you are amazing!!! You are just so inspiring and creative, thank you for doing what you do!!!
Love ya,
Ally
P.S. Hippies unite :-P

Unknown said...

Have you tried Lacinato kale? It's much milder and not at all tough like "salad bar decoration" kale. It's pretty easy to come these days, and super easy to grow.

Emily von Euw said...

@Unknown - Yes! It is my fave kind :) I call it dino kale.

Barbara said...

Wonderful salad! I omitted the cubes of tofu and made oven-baked tofu balls (taste like meatballs). I know, they weren't "raw" but the whole meal was really great. I'm enjoying your blog and your recipes. Recently purchased your book, Rawsome Vegan Baking. I'm a satisfied customer! Keep up the good work!