I need to set the record straight. I hate this whole culture of using technology to inform all and sundry every time you blow your nose. I’m not one of those. Nor will I ever be. But not one, not two, but several of you have asked me to tell you what I generally eat. And I just enjoyed my dinner so very much that I had to share it while it was still fresh in my memory.
For some strange reason, I seem to be in a bit of a seaweed mood today (I do believe in listening to your cravings, as they generally always tend to mean something. Maybe my iodine levels are low?)
Following on from my nori-wrapped sandwich this afternoon, I’ve just had 3 tofu sausages (I can’t tell you the specific name of them, as I got rid of the packaging when I cooked the first lot the other week, and just stored them in another bag in my freezer). I then chopped up a salad of baby gem lettuce, spring onion, tomato, watercress, rocket, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. I then added a little dulse (sea vegetable, available from Clearspring) and my favourite, arame, also from same said people.
The dressing is the real icing on the cake here, and one that everyone can enjoy on ANY salad. It’s from a recipe I’ve adapted only slightly, originally courtesy of Kate Wood, aka Kate Magic, Raw Food Queen of England: 1 large bunch basil; 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (From your local health food shop. Contrary to the erroneous beliefs of certain staff of Holland & Barrett, it’s NOT the same as brewer’s yeast); 1 tbsp agave nectar (health food shop/some national supermarkets); 1-2 tsp cider vinegar; 2 cloves garlic or 2 tsp garlic granules; 1-2 tsp tamari (gluten-free soy sauce). Get your hand blender (not got one? you’re missing out, deffo) or put in a food processor (downfall: more washing up) and break everything down to a liquid.
I’ve kept the soaked, leftover sea veg separately, likewise the dressing, as if you put it all in with the salad, it will be a soggy heap tomorrow and no good for your lunch box. So add as you go. And, more importantly, give it a go!