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Red Cabbage Slaw

Good evening my loves!  How’s it going on your side?  I’m doing pretty well.

Today was a pretty typical day at work.  The only things that were atypical were my meals.  I made myself a special treat yesterday in place of my usual salad that I am pretty darn impressed with.  Introducing, Red Cabbage Slaw!

Recipe to follow here in a moment. 🙂

My second meal was the leftovers from my Vegan Caprese Salad from last night.

Still just as tasty today!

I really wanted to get a Subway sandwich when I got to the ferry terminal, but when I checked for my debit card, I realized that I’d left my wallet at home. Tragedy!  My tummy’s just gonna have to be a bit hungry until I get home.  I suppose I can wait another hour and a half… 😉

Anyway, time for my delicious recipe!

Red Cabbage Slaw

Ingredients (makes 4 side dish servings or 2 entree servings)

1/2 head red cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1/2 cup Vegenaise
1.5T agave syrup
1T canola oil
1T apple cider vinegar
1/4t sea salt

Directions

1.  Put the shredded cabbage in a large mixing bowl.

 Add the carrot to the cabbage.

2.  In a separate bowl, add the remaining ingredients.

Whisk until smooth.

3.  Add the sauce to the cabbage/carrot mix and stir until the veggies are well coated with the sauce.

This recipe is slightly sweet and all natural.  I really liked it because it gave me a huge serving of raw veggies, just like my regular salad, but having a completely different combo allowed me to get a different nutrient profile from what I normally have in my lunch salad.  I’m definitely looking forward to consuming the other half of the recipe tomorrow!

Now I am off home on the super crazy ferry (it always gets hectic on the nights that there are Mariners games).  When I get home I plan on enjoying a quick snack and then going to bed.  I am a tired girl!

Have a wonderful night!

❤ Lindsay

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Vegan Caprese Salad

Good evening!  Hope you’re all doing well tonight!

I had a pretty lazy evening around the house.  I did come up with a pretty darn good recipe, though, if I do say so myself.  I picked up some basil and tomatoes at the grocery store today, so I decided to put them to good use and veganize a caprese salad.  A typical version of the salad would include fresh mozzarella cheese, but I decided to use baked tofu instead.

Vegan Caprese Salad

Ingredients

1 block extra firm tofu
1 tomato
15 basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 400F.  Combine olive oil and minced garlic in a small container.  Slice the tofu into approximately 1/4 inch slices, and coat each slice in the oil and garlic.

2.  Place each slice in the baking pan, and cover the tofu in the remaining garlic from the mixture.  Baking for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

3.  While tofu is baking, cut the tomato into 1/4 inch slices.

4.  Once the tofu is golden brown, remove it from the oven.  On a plate, place two of the tofu slices.  Top them with a tomato slice.  Place three basil leaves on top of the tomato, and top them with another tomato slice.  Garnish with a sprig of basil. 

I ate two of these, and plan on saving the rest for my snack at work tomorrow evening.  It was amazing though.  One of my favorite things about summer is fresh, in-season tomatoes and basil.  Absolutely idyllic.  I love this vegan update of a classic dish.

Once dinner was complete, I sat back to chill out, watch a chick flick, paint my toenails, and sip on some Yogi Detox tea.

The movie was When in Rome, with Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel.


 The nail polish color of the evening was Mod-ern Girl by OPI.

The mid-movie snack was toast with vegan cream cheese.

And leftover berries from earlier.

The movie was meh, but the rest was good.  I now remember why I’m not a big fan of chick flicks.  They’re just too cheesy and ridiculous.  However, I’m about to completely contradict myself and go watch Emma in bed.  Old-school Gwyneth, and quite good.  Plus I re-read the book this past winter.  I can’t help myself.

Have a great night!

❤ Lindsay

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