Last night I fixed a salad. Tony and I both wanted something fairly light, so a salad was the winner. I used Romaine lettuce and added carrots, broccoli, sunflower seeds, almonds, oven roasted roma tomatoes, strawberries and some dried french onions. I also had a side of some homemade dill pickles. These were a little on the tart side for me. I think I will have to tweak the recipe. For my salad dressing I tried my hand at making my own this time.
I used some fresh strawberries, fresh sweet basil, orange juice and agave nectar. I put all these in a blender and kept adding the orange juice and agave a little at a time until I got it to the consistency and sweetness that I wanted. It turned out good, especially for my first try. I was thinking about the dressing this morning and thought about adding some balsamic vinegar to it the next time. It had a real fresh taste to it. I’ve always used dried basil when cooking, but WOW at the difference in the taste when you use fresh.
I also want to thank everyone for their feedback on my smoothie with kale. I was going to try it this morning with some different fruit, but I chickened out. Instead I used spinach for my greens, a frozen fruit blend of peaches, pineapples, strawberries, and mangos, 1 very ripe banana, 2 tbs of hemp seeds, 1 tbs of chia seeds and rice milk. I have to say, the smoothie was MUCH better! :o) I was in a hurry this morning, so I just used my cell phone to take the picture.
Thanks again for everyone's feedback! I always enjoy reading your comments! :o )