Happy October! If I haven’t said it already… ohmygoodness, I love fall. I’m not necessary a fan of the snow, but I love the changing of the seasons, indulging in warm soups, and spending time indoors with a mug of matcha and cuddling with my loves. Speaking of… Here are some of the cutest photos from recent forays and adventures near Boulder, CO.
I’m a very busy person nowadays with business/accounting school (6-10 Monday-Thursday, omg) and 3+ jobs to juggle. However, I will always make time to be with my family and enjoy the simple things in life. Of course, being on-the-go also limits the amount of tasty vegan fare I can make in the comfort of my own kitchen. Because I have a sensitive gut, that means my go-to staples are:
- veggie soups & stews
- and salads
That’s it. I’m pretty damn boring. Fortunately, I LOVE the food I eat. The main staples I keep on hand are sweet potatoes, pea pasta, steamable broccoli and cauliflower, tahini, nutritional yeast, and apple cider vinegar. I feel like I can make so many dishes with these basic, simple, tasty, and easy-to-digest ingredients. Throw in some quinoa or oats and I’m sold!
The reason I’m sharing this is that these components typically make it into my hearty to-go salad which keeps me full when I have to be in-between jobs. That’s saying something because I function well on moderate protein but don’t like to eat animal products (I’m not necessarily against it, I just don’t prefer it for my body). Because I love this salad so much, I figured I would write up a quick recipe so you can make your own.
If you’re short on time but want to be your healthiest and run optimally because you’re nourished, I highly recommend the following salad.Print
Mandy’s Go-To Hearty (Vegan) Salad
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: Healthy
- Diet: Vegan
- 3 cups mixed greens
- 1 cup cookie pea pasta
- 2 cups roasted cauliflower with coconut oil
- 1.5 cups baked sweet potato
- 2 tbsp roasted sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1.5 Tbsp tahini
- Dash sea salt
- Dash cayenne
- Dash of Italian herbs
- Prepare all salad ingredients
- Toss together in a large bowl
- Combine dressing ingredients and drizzle over
- Toss, eat, enjoy!
Keywords: salad recipes, healthy salads, vegan salad recipes, green recipes,
I’m not sure if anyone else will like this staple, but it is currently my main food obsession. So, eat up and let me know your thoughts in the comments.