Veggie Bowl

img_9302Some people find it hard to get a salad together. What vegetables do you use? What tastes nice combined with what? I actually think that all veggies can go together. This is why I like to make colourful salads. Eat the rainbow! It’s also important to make a salad filling. So what I always do is: I cut up lots of yummy, colourful (mostly) raw veggies, add beans, avocado and mix it up. Most of the time I like to eat salads like this for lunch. In fact, this is basically my lunch every day. I love it and I can really enjoy digging into a huge bowl of crunchy yummy tasting veggies, mixed up with a simple dressing. I just love vegetables. I know, I’m a lucky vegan! To just give you an idea of what my salads look like and to help you make your own, I’m giving you an example today. I hope you like it just as much as I do!

img_9310VEGGIE BOWL

Serves: 1

veggies
-1/2 cup black beans
-1 (big) handful lettuce (any)
-1 (big handful spinach
-1/4 cucumber (sliced)
-1/4 bell pepper (sliced)
-1 cup red cabbage (chopped)
-1 (large) tomato (chopped)
-1/2 avocado (chopped)
-1 spring onion (chopped)
dressing
-1 tbs sesame seeds oil
-1 tbs lemon juice
-1 tsp balsamic vinegar
-1/2 tsp chilli flakes
-salt/pepper (to taste)

-Mix all veggies in a bowl.
-Put the ingredients for the dressing in a shaker and shake well.
-Pour over the dressing and mix up well, until everything is nicely covered.

Are you just as lucky as me and do you love vegetables a lot? What do you normally have for lunch? Or are you going to try this recipe now? Please let me know when you’ve tried it. You can do this in a comment below.. or you can tag me or use #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X

Dress Appropriate

13288788_1157047297672705_121811961_oAlmost all my lunches are big salads. And they’re almost all raw. That’s how I get more than enough nice yummy veggies into my body. Most of the time I just mix everything I can find together and that’s what I call lunch. Haha! Now I do have a favourite dressing what makes everything taste nice. So if you’re not so good with eating your raw veggies, this might be the solution to that! I like it so much, that I almost want to drink it. Only that would be crazy. You must know that I never was such a dressing/sauce person before. I’d like to eat everything plain, so I can taste the true falvour. But lately I got a bit more into it and found out that a nice sauce or dressing can actually really add to the taste. What means that all the natural flavours all together make a perfect mix. Don’t smother it with sugary, fatty sauces.. that wouldn’t be appropriate and respectful for all those lovely crunchy veggies. Here is my favourite(let’s sat ‘the best’) dressing for any salad:

DRESS APPROPRIATE 

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2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic (mashed)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp himalayan salt
1/2 tsp turmeric

-Simply put it all together in a jar(with lid) and shake, shake, shake!
-You can keep it in the fridge for a few days.


And just in case you’d like to try it exactly as the picture shows(it’s basically what my salads look like in general), here is the recipe fot the salad too!

SIMPLY SALAD

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150 gr lettuce/spinach
1/2 cucumber (chopped)
10 cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
1 carrot (chopped)
12 sugar snaps (chopped)
4 baby corns (chopped finely)
1/4 red onion (chopped)
1 spring onion (chopped finely)
1 avocado (chopped)
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds

-Mix everything together in a big bowl and add the ‘Dress Appropriate’ dressing (recipe up there ^).
-Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.

Are you going to try this recipe? I would love to hear that, so please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X