I decided since I wanted something mexican-y. I made a festive mexican salad. Mhmm, and it was good. The salad contains, Kale, spinach, black beans, grilled corn, chopped red onion, jalapeno cashew cheeze, and avocado. and always cayenne pepper ;)
A few tips on making whatever salad you want next time- taste just a bit better. First off no salad is a good salad, for me, without Kale. It's the best of the best when it comes to greens. Spinach as well. So I usually always have spinach and kale mixed together for my 'salad' mix. I have learned how to make the best tasting kale for a salad. All you need is a food processor! ;) Just put 3 heaping handfuls of kale into a food processor and pulse it 3-4 x. In this process it massages the kale by shredding it- making the kale taste so much better, not as crispy and hard, and it's in little pieces so its not just huge chunks of lettuce when you eat your salad. It's also really good to do this so you can eat kale raw, instead of steaming it with other items. I like it so much better this way for a side with dinner, than steamed. Raw is always best, too! :) You don't lose those very important natural enzymes and nutrients, as you do when you cook them.
The whole thing about creating food- to me, is having patience. Making sure you create exactly what you want. Let your ideas run wild, and yes, you can make that. It can be done, you just have to do it!
I've been thinking recently, how short life is. Obviously- we always know this. Some of us chose to not think about it, others think to much about it. Whatever your case may be... Life is happening, right now. regardless if you want to join in or not. I've recently realized this through starting my new job for one, they have helped me become aware of so many things I had never put my attention on before. And for the most part- made me finally see, that this life isn't about being vegan, eating meat, having red hair, having strait hair, wanting to be skinny when your overweight- wanting different teeth, wanting to be tan, want to be shorter, want to be married, don't want to be getting married, how much money you don't have- etc. etc. etc. The point of ALLL OF this is. Is where are you right now? In your life- what are your thoughts on your current lifestyle. Are you just ok with what is? Or are you truly deep down inside, you being the only one who knows the answer- not actually ok. Whatever your answer- this means you need to make a change. Something huge needs to happen for you. I feel as though people who settle, or block out certain things are only holding the doors closed of something that could be much bigger, much better for you. You just have to have the courage to open those doors and let go of them. So many times were holding onto something from so far back that we never healed from. Maybe we know were better, yes, from that situation.But you never really healed from it. Never got your final word in on that. I suggest if this is you- whenever you get a chance, to be alone, sit there and think about whatever that is, that you hate thinking of. Put your attention on that issue. And close your eyes and breathe. Then after you have for a few breaths. Think about how you feel , and then stop. Look at yourself in the mirror if you'd like to reassure your self more, whatever it takes, but make sure you telly ourself afterwards. Everything is ok now, that period of time or situation is over. And I am where I am right now in this moment. You are here. You are open to change, to challenges. You are strong. You are all these things and more. And you are letting go of the past. and focusing on the now, and letting the future come in. Please allow yourself this. You deserve it!
Have a great Monday!
(Jalapeno Cashew Cheeze on Veg burger.)
Jalapeno Cilantro Cashew Cheeze
1 cup soaked cashews
1-2 tsp salt
4 cloves of garlic
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
handful of cilantro
*blend in food processor.... till clumpy.
*then add water 1/4 to 1/2 cup or more depending on which consistency you'd like, either a thick sauce or thin dressing.