Avocado Dressing & Curry Chickpeas

by Sasha on March 2, 2011


Fresh papaya, a sprout salad with avocado dressing and a curry chickpea dish. That is what you will get here today. Oh yes and a few pictures of products that I bought today at the health food store. Love sharing new finds and old goodies too.

I had a busy day running around doing errands so I wanted to make sure that my diet supports me as much as possible. Sometimes it’s hard as last night I had about 4 hours of sleep. So I really needed to pack in some nutrient rich foods.(hence the shopping trip)

Shopping at the health food store’s is one of my favorite things to do. That why I used to work for one. I can spend hours there if time permitted. I just love looking at all the new products and picking up fresh produce. Today I got to go with my sister, who is also a health foodie who you will surely see here guest blogging.

This is what we picked up.

Pack of mixed sprouts, organic Thai coconut, coco-loco chocolate coconut spread, bag of sprouted buckwheat, kombucha tea and pea sprouts. I also picked up a small bottle of freshly made kale, carrot ginger juice. (oops drank that on the way home…yummy)

and this…..


Organic papaya. Let me tell you it was AMAZING. I was going to do a smoothie but just decided to cut it up and well all ate it. Don’t you just love papaya? It is so good for you and your digestive system.

Then for our evening meal I was in a big rush so I threw together some pea sprouts and some of the mixed sprouts. The mixed sprouts had clover, alfalfa, broccoli and kamut sprouts. I shredded some daikon and cut up some red peppers. Then I used this great avocado dressing that I made last night. It is taken from Raw Glow which is a great raw food book. It has a lot of amazing pictures and great recipes. I adapted mine a little bit.

Ingredients
1 Avocado
1 cup of fresh orange juice
1 tbs red onion
lime juice
honey or agave
salt
pepper
and additional hot peppers if you like

Blend it all up and that is it. Oh yes you can add olive oil or flax oil which will cut the lime if you want. To be honest I forgot the olive oil and made it without and didn’t really miss it.


Pour over salad and enjoy. This keeps in the fridge for a couple of days.

I also made an easy curry chickpeas with rice.

Ingredients

chick peas
1/2 can of organic coconut milk
2-3 spoons of curry
3 sprigs of thyme
3 cloves of garlic
some water.
1 tbs coconut oil
1 scallion
2 chili’s (optional but a must for me)

Heat all of the above ingredients in a dutch pot if you have one or a just a regular pot. Heat slightly and then that is it. You can use this on top of brown rice if you like or on it’s own. Very quick and easy meal. Sometimes I add raw kale on top.

Lastly some herbal tea and time to reflect….

I will be talking about making tea and what your tea can do for you as far as your health in the next little bit. Stay tuned for some very exciting things to come.

I also signed up for a yoga class today so I am really excited about this. I think it is so important to nurture your mind, body and soul. Tell me how are you nurturing yourself these days ?

PS. If you are interested in taking the yoga class with us just let me know.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

kelli March 3, 2011 at 2:10 am

everything looks great! i'm looking forward to your tea posts. i'm nurturing myself with lots of raw foods and plenty of rest.=)

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Erin March 3, 2011 at 2:55 am

Yes, Yoga is an essential in this household. I started with just getting some DVD's as I didn't always have time to get out to a class. I try to do it at least 3-4 times a week. It makes such a difference in how you feel. A good friend of mine also has been doing it for a couple years and is looking to get her instructor certification, so she has been a great help!

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Sandra March 3, 2011 at 4:26 am

Beautiful, healthy and delicious all on one! Can't get better than that! Yum!

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Lacia March 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm

That salad looks so yummy! I love sprouts! And the dressing….mmmm….definitely getting added to my (very long) "to-make" list.

Which health food store did you hit?

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Stefanie March 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm

All of your food looks so nutritious and delicious! The papaya looks like perfection!! 🙂

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Sasha March 4, 2011 at 12:02 am

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Lacia I go to Fiddlehead's. I used to work there and love it there, especially the Bruce Street location. That's where I got all the stuff above.

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Catherine March 5, 2011 at 12:07 am

This looks so healthy and delicious, Sasha!
I love the coconut flavorings! Yummy!
Blessings, Catherine~

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