Instead of a post filled with photos of food we like a whole lot. I am stuck on one delicious salad, we often go to whole foods just to devour it and then my cousin made it in the summertime – and then I literally dreamnt of it for weeks. Eventually I decided to make it myself with some tweaks. Oh and I added kelp noodles, my friend told me all about these super noodles and I finally bought them. Cheese Whiz, the only thing that is stupid about them is how long it took me to buy them. They are great in everything, add an extra crunch and are so crazy healthy and cleansing (no more detail then that needed, this is a post about food). So keep in mind, I am not a food blogger or a recipe maker (nor do I claim or aspire to be) – I just simply like to share the things we love and sometimes food fits into that love list.
BROCCOLI SALAD WITH EXTRA CRUNCH
- 2 broccoli crowns (or 3)
- 1/4 red onion
- handful of sunflower seeds
- handful of dried cranberries
- cooked chopped bacon or tempeh bacon or coconut bacon (optional)
- 1 heaping table spoon veganaise (no soy version)
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons cane sugar
- kelp noodles
- whisk together: veganaise, apple cider vinegar, cane sugar, salt and pepper.
- wash and cut broccoli into small bit sized pieces, toss with sunflower seeds, red onion, dried cranberries and bacon (or facon bacon).
- pour dressing over top and mix. cover and put in fridge for 30 mins, or so.
- before eating mix a handful of (washed and cut) kelp noodles with each serving.
SO KELP NOODLES, HEY? You can buy them at specialty food or health food stores. They aren’t really like noodles at all, more like a crunchy sorta tasteless vegetable in a noodle shape – which means they taste good in everything, since they don’t over power any flavors. They are gluten free, contain no fat, cholesterol, protein, or sugar – and are usually just 10 calories per serving, basically they add some extra substance without all the carbs and such. They are super high in nutrients, because kelp is super like that. So far I have tried them in salads, but I am excited to test them out as noodles in some pasta, maybe even soup and I’m sure they would be great in fresh spring rolls. I might not have sold them as well as I should, so just trust me and give them a try. Also this salad, but be careful you might just eat the whole thing.
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