Tuesday, March 31, 2009

it's so easy to be green, esp. when you're vegan

i'm totally preaching to the choir on this one, yes it is very important to get your green on. late plug for st. patty's day? no, i'm not really up on that holiday, but i do love me some green food. pictured above was an accidental outfit matching made by me and my boy. i love showing him off, isn't he just gnawdorable? he is such a tank. i can't believe i've turned out to be one of those mothers who love to show off their kids. then again, my spouse and i didn't know we'd be the winners of such an amazing genetic crap shoot. no worries, this child will not be entering any baby beauty contests.
now for the avocados. i love them. lovey-lovey-love-love them. what a superfood! packed with all sorts of good fat, vitamins, and flavor these emeralds are what vin likes to call "nature's cheese". true dat. pictured above is a creamy avocado dressing i made with 2 avocados, lime juice, fresh parsley (about a cup of it chopped), 2 cloves of garlic, 1/4 c. chopped onion, sea salt, and a cup or so of water. i pureed it in the blender and kept it in the container with the seed. someone told me keeping the seed in guac or a dressing will keep the avocado green. i'm not sure if that is 100% fact, but my dressing was bright green for a few days. this stuff went really well with the tabbouleh pictured below:
tabbouleh is impossible to screw up. you just take soaked bulghur-(follow the instructions!), fresh parsley, mint-(optional, i didn't have it when i made this batch) olive oil, onions, cukes, tomatoes, and anything else that floats your boat. throw in some fresh lemon juice, sea salt, and ta-da--tabbouleh! i used the avocado dressing as a topping because i like my food topped with other food, but it is most certainly not a requirement.

what are your favorite green foods?

9 comments:

pixiepine said...

I love avocados too! And fresh spinach, kiwi, broccoli...um just about all green foods!

A_and_N said...

I love avocados too! All good fats :)

And your son is super cute!

Virginia said...

i love love love avocados! my favorite fruit by far!

Chef E said...

Much of their food is vegan, I just cook with stock for more flavor and hubby has to eat meat now and then, otherwise I eat mostly raw and vegan at home...

thanks for coming over!

Bianca said...

First of all, cute kid!

There are so many awesome green foods! Avocado for sure...and kale and spinach and broccoli and brussels and cabbage and green vegan gummi bears!

Mari said...

I think adding acid to your avocado is the only way to really keep them green.

Heard that about the pit but can't remember if it's true or not. Consult Alton Brown on youtube for real answers.

jrsimon56 said...

tabouleh is friggin' amazing. loves me some fresh parsley...how cute is your little dude?!?

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