Good morning! Did you have a nice weekend?
I caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen since college graduation, a mere 15 years ago (yikes!). We went to an awesome health food restaurant in Palm Springs where I got a raw taco salad. It was huge and I couldn’t eat it all, but it was delicious:
One of my goals is to start making more of the gourmet raw food, like the dehydrated crackers. Paired with simple hummus and guacamole, they transform a basic salad into a satisfying meal.
I also used the leftovers from my Amaranth Veggie Salad this weekend to make a vegetarian sushi roll. It’s so easy! I buy nori sheets at the health food store for this purpose. I prefer the flavor of the toasted ones or you can buy untoasted and just place them over your stove’s burner flame for a few seconds to toast.
I even made a short (30 second) video on how to make the roll. Don’t laugh, I am still getting used to this video thing (click here to see my very first video blog with an overview of what I bought at the farmers’ market). This time, I even showed my face! You can watch the new video by clicking here if you don’t see it below:
Here’s what the roll looked like before I wrapped it up:
I made two rolls each for Alan and me, and served them with some watermelon:
I don’t know why I even bothered putting this melon in a bowl:
Other adventures from this weekend included putting purslane into my morning green smoothie:
It’s quite mild for being very, shall we say, thick-looking. Purslane grows in California like a weed, but it’s incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids. I honestly couldn’t taste it when it was blended with my frozen fruit and dates:
Today is a busy day, I’m driving to San Diego to visit friends and family for a short overnight trip. I’ll be back on Wednesday with photos of my adventures on the road. Have a happy, healthy day!