There’s nothing quite like a nice chewy shiitake! No, it’s not meat: it’s better than meat! It’s a mushroom! Big juicy shiitakes perform the role of “bacon” in these delicious BLT avocado wraps.
The nori is a brilliant and unexpected combo with the BLT flavor. The combination of nori with the kind fo tex-mex flavor of the BLT makes for a delicious kind of fusion. You can also substitute collard greens for nori, if you prefer a more leafy wrap!
Here’s a salad with summertime in mind. Sweet juicy mandarin oranges, crunchy cashews, creamy avocado and all sorts of delicious and nutritious colorful veggies! Like any good salad, this one’s got all sorts of flavors and textures mixing together into one exquisite whole.
Make sure you slice those Brussels sprouts super thin. A mandolin is a good method if you’ve got one.
For the dressing, adjust it to suit your taste! As many a refrigerator can attest, everyone has their own specific preferences when it comes to dressings. Some like i sweeter, some not so much. So adjust accordingly!
This Zucchini Seaweed Salad isn’t the first time we’ve featured an awesome recipe involving zucchini noodles, but it probably is the first time the noodles have been overshadowed. The real star of this meal is the seaweed.
For people not in the know, the concept of eating seaweed might seem a bit odd. For some of us, seaweed is just that spooky stuff you have to swim past in lakes sometimes or that green stuff that heaps up on beaches. But seaweed is actually super cool, and really good for you to boot.
People have been eating seaweed salad for a long time. It’s a staple in Japanese cuisine, and is prized not only for it’s unique salty taste, but for the broad range of micronutrients it packs. Seaweed isn’t actually a plant, but a multicellular algae. It’s a good source of B vitamins such as niacin and riboflavin (though not B12!), as well as copper, manganese, calcium and iron. Seaweed salad is a tasty, novel way to add some healthful vitamins and minerals, and it’s super simple to boot.
Thai food is awesome. Crisp, fresh, with a little bit of tang and sweetness, and always so colorful! With this refreshing take on an old favorite, you get all the characteristic taste of a great pad thai, all with wholesome raw ingredients!
The kelp noodles are probably the most intriguing aspect of this pad thai. Kelp is an awesome food, packing a broad spectrum of micronutrients like sodium, potassium and iodine which helps keep your thyroid in good order. It also contains all 9 essential amino acids, and all this in a low-calorie package.
Add to the kelp some tamari, tahini, ginger and miso, and you’re in for an exotic tasting treat. There is a fair amount of ingredients in here, but it’s all awesome stuff and it really isn’t too much work to get it all together. And the gorgeous medley of colors and flavors that you’ll be rewarded with makes the time spent chopping more than worth it. Kelp Noodle Pad Thai is a fantastic dish when you’re looking for a taste a little out of the ordinary!