Simple & Wonderful

It is almost SUMMER TIME! My favorite time of year. Summers in North Texas are hot, hot, hot and sometimes humid, so that usually makes me crave bright, fresh, mostly raw, whole foods. Here are some of my favorite (fairly easy) summer-time meals that are full of nutrients and good flavor!


LIGHT ASIAN RICE SALAD

  • Jasmine rice (1/2 frozen bag from Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • handful of radicchio
  • 1 can of corn (no salt added)
  • 1 stalk green onion (chive)
  • small bunch of cilantro (for taste)
  • 1-2 mangos
  • handful of cashews (unroasted, unsalted)
  • 1 lime

COLD ASIAN NOODLE SALAD

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  • homemade noodle sauce:
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp white rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp honey or agave
  • 1/2 stalk of green onion (chive)
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • sprinkle of black sesame seeds
  • 1 pack of soba or udon noodles (after strained, rinse with cold water)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 stalk of green onion (chive)
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • top with roasted peanuts

 


HOMEMADE VEGGIE SUSHI 

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  • sushi nori (vegan, organic)
  • white sticky rice
  • 2 limes
  • sliced mango
  • sliced bell peppers
  • ribboned kale/cabbage
  • sliced cucumbers
  • sliced green onion
  • sliced avocado
  • Whole Foods pre-made pineapple salsa
  • Kimchi Sweet & Sour sauce (no oil)
  • soy sauce (optional)

 


LOADED KALE SALAD 

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  • washed, ribboned kale
  • washed, ribboned arugula
  • shredded carrots
  • shredded radicchio
  • broccoli
  • avocado
  • diced bell pepper
  • diced red onion
  • quinoa
  • Whole Foods | No Oil dressing
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