Hello, beautiful people! It has been a while since I have posted on here. After taking a mini sabbatical, I am so excited to get back into blogging – starting with this easy detox salad recipe.
I will be honest, over the last little while I was starting to lose my passion for posting on here, but taking that break has really helped me remember what I love about this whole process. There are a lot of steps involved in putting these posts together. From coming up with recipes to editing my photography to writing the actual text, I often find myself feeling stuck or frustrated. I guess what I need to remember is that everything I am doing here is just part of the learning process. I have been trying to challenge myself creatively (on here, getting back into painting, with my photography etc.) and it feels really fulfilling.
Anywho – in a serendipitous twist, I have a special update. I have a new partnership with a very cool local company called Kiki’s Delivery. You will see their name pop up a lot over the next little while, so let me explain. Kiki’s is an affordable grocery service that delivers produce and bulk foods right to your door, any day of the week. Their low overhead and farm-direct prices mean their products are really really reasonably priced. Deliveries are free for every $30.00 and only $4.95 if you’re buying less than that. I am totally thrilled to be partnering up with them! If you want to try them out, make sure to use the code “sammyboyce” to receive 15% off your first order.
Now on to the food. As you may have guessed, I am often flip-flopping around with how I eat (always vegan, and mostly healthy…ish). Lately I’ve been trying to eat lots and lots of fruits and veggies as well as have a serving or two of protien and fat at every meal (and a treat here and there for good measure). I honestly think that this is the way to go. I have lots of energy, and finally feel like I don’t have to fight with my body to stay slim. The best part? It is so. easy. I just start with a base of veggies, add in whatever I feel like (starch/protein/fats) and off I go! Let’s just say that you can expect lots of simple and delicious whole food meals to be popping up on here over the next few months.
This easy detox salad recipe is perfect if you’re looking for something light and satisfying. I personally like to balance out more indulgent meals with something that is easy on my digestion like this. I don’t know about you, but if I eat too much heavy food, I can definitely feel it after a few days. This detox salad is a great option after a little too much Halloween candy, or a big holiday meal.
This salad is super straight-forward and takes minimal prep work, which I love. You don’t even have to mix the dressing. I like adding something warm to my salads – like the baked tofu here – as it starts to get cold and dreary outside. The seeds offer tons of nutrients, along with a really satisfying crunch. And of course, avocado. Need I say more?
- 3 cups of chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 small zucchini, shredded
- 1 cup green peas
- ¼ cup roughly chopped parsley
- ½ a ripe avocado
- 6 oz medium-firm tofu (*option* to marinate before baking in a mixture of: the juice of 2 lemons, 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, 1 clove garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let marinate for a minimum 30 minutes)
- Seeds for topping (I used pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and hemp hearts)
- 2 tbsp tahini
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (use convection setting if available).
- Cube tofu. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping once.
- Add the greens and veggies to a large bowl and top with seeds.
- Next drizzle on tahini and squeeze on lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
- Toss gently and top with baked tofu before serving.
- Best when fresh, though leftovers keep (undressed) up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
I hope you like this recipe, guys! Give it a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Lots of love,
This post was sponsored by Kiki’s!