It’s the middle of October and I’m still eating salads. What else is new, right? Okay, I do eat fall appropriate food too. I’ve actually been making lots of fall/winter recipes lately (!!) that will reach you during November and December and I’m pretty excited about them. But, you know, I do love my salads. No matter what the temperature is. This one is especially delicious because it’s made of all my favorite things and it’s
drowned drizzled with garlicky cashew dressing aka the best dressing ever. It’s also quite spicy so that kind of makes it appropriate for fall. Sort of. Either way, does anyone really care? Salads are always a good idea so let’s go eat some kale together.
Can we please give it up for delicious creamy vegan dressings (that aren’t made of vegetable oil)?!! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to start making my own cashew dressing! Nonetheless, it’s safe to say that it’s my latest and greatest obsession. I admit, I say that about a lot of things. Speaking of which, I’ve been obsessed with anything and everything chai-spiced so you can probably expect a lot of chai-spiced desserts, breakfasts, and/or drinks in the upcoming weeks or months. Although, there probably won’t be any chai spice cashew dressing. Or should there be a chai spiced cashew dressing…? I mean, chai-spiced chocolate cashew sauce??? On oatmeal? Or as a dip? OR I could make it thicker in the form of a cheesecake?? Oh man, I admit I’ve got a problem.
It’s been one hell of a week you guys. And it’s not even Friday yet. I have SO much to tell you. But first, let’s talk about how delicious this Goji Schizandra Green Smoothie is. I’ve been pretty much obsessed with this Goji & Schizandra tincture by Dragon Herbs I bought recently. You can read all about the drops here on their website if you’re interested. They have sooooo many benefits. I don’t actually like goji berries by themselves that much and Schizandra isn’t my favorite either due to its very specific taste. BUT I was so pleasantly surprised with the taste of these drops! They taste like those liquor sour cherry chocolates if you know what I’m talking about. I’m not even kidding, they’re so delicious I add them to pretty much every smoothie I make.
FYI this post isn’t sponsored in any way, I just get super excited about products I love and enjoy.
Baked oatmeal used to be my go-to breakfast for quite some time about a year ago. I started eating it around the time I started this blog (march/may) and instantly fell in love. At that time my diet wasn’t as clean as it is now so you can be sure I melted a good quarter of a dark chocolate bar. It definitely was a dessert for breakfast and it was oh-so-delicious.
Then I discovered that regular oatmeal is just as tasty and I started cheating on baked oatmeal with creamy oatmeal and green smoothies. Now that I’m rediscovering the amazingness that baked oatmeal is, I need to share it with you. You’re gonna love this recipe. Blackberry baked oatmeal with raw chocolate sauce — sounds incredible, right? I think the pictures speak for themselves.
Yep, all those things are upon us and I’m pretty excited about it. I know that in spring, I kept talking about how much I love summer, sunny, days, and fresh food, and while that’s still totally true, fall holds a special place in my heart.
Speaking of things that hold a special place in my heart — pasta is definitely one of those. Duh.
If you’re craving even more pasta dishes, you can check out my other three pasta recipes I posted in the past: Brown Rice Pasta with Creamy Cilantro Sauce, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pasta, and Tomato Spaghetti with Vegetables, Beans, and Pine Nuts.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t obsessed with homemade almond milk. It makes every oatmeal or smoothie just so much better (and by better I mean super creamy and absolutely heavenly). Making almond milk at home isn’t even that hard — it’s only a matter of soaking, blending, and straining and it’s oh so worth the effort.
This is the second post of my How To series and funnily enough, the first one was also all about almonds. Check out How to Make Almond Butter here. It’s honestly the best tasting almond butter ever!
If you love smoothie bowls, raise your hand! I hope you did because I have an amazing one to share with you today. It’s full of amazing nutrient dense foods with the addition of chlorophyll (and protein!!) rich spirulina. Hence the name — Superfood Spirulina Green Smoothie. Let’s dive in and hopefully also dig in ASAP!
If you haven’t heard of Reishi before, you need to try it, it’s amazing! Reishi is a type of a mushroom. No, not the one you’d make for dinner in a pan on the stove — it’s a tree mushroom and it’s great as a tea or added to smoothies. Most importantly it goes really well with chocolate and I do love everything that goes well with chocolate.
This smoothie should be called pure happiness in a bowl or something like that because it’s one of the best smoothies I’ve ever tasted and it’s become a new go-to smoothie for me. You’ll love it, it’s full of berries, chocolate, and other amazing superfoods and herbs.
Kale chips are officially my new obsession. It’s not that I didn’t know or like kale chips before, it’s because kale chips aren’t sold here and kale is also pretty hard to come by (as crazy as it may sound to you Americans). That’s why I get so happy whenever I come across kale here because it’s so rare. The only variety that’s available here is curly kale so I don’t really use it for salads as it’s impossible to chew. Instead, I add it to smoothies and more importantly make loads and loads of kale chips!