Friday, January 25, 2013

what i am eating #13

I love cooking and eating, and I especially love looking at pictures of food!  If you love food as much as I do, please add your food pictures/recipes/food related posts to the linky below.  All you have to do is link back to this blog post.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is eating this week!



I have been trying to incorporate a lot more raw vegetables into our diets as of late.  Obviously, with the juicing and the green smoothies we are getting our fair share, but it is also good to have something to munch on during the day.  My recent go to snack is something that my mom used to make.  It is raw broccoli and cauliflower that is marinated in a vinaigrette.  Although, I don't typically wait long for it to marinate before I start eating it.  It is nice because after you dress it you can eat it immediately, and then eat it for the next several days as well.

It is incredibly easy to make.  All you need to do is cut fresh broccoli and cauliflower into florets (keep the broccoli stems for juicing if you are juicing!), and then put whatever vinaigrette or italian dressing you prefer over it.  I make my own dressings, and what I have been doing recently is using raw apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes and dill.  I don't measure, and I probably use more vinegar than most people would, but it is delicious!

And the benefits of cruciferous vegetables are outstanding.  They have been shown to reduce cancer risk, and also help cardiovascular health.  This "salad" is a perfect way to get more of these types of veggies into your diet.  It is something that my kids enjoy snacking on as well.  They enjoy playing with the "little trees."  Any food that my kids think is fun, they tend to eat more of!

Link up what you are eating below!

9 comments:

  1. I can’t think of eating it because the beauty of it. It’s so beautiful and I bet it taste great too.

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  2. Isn't it amazing how much flavor a simple homemade vinagrette has?!

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  3. I love this link-up! If you have healthy recipes, ladies, make sure to link them up to my Fitness Friday linky as well! We are always looking for healthy recipes, fitness motivation, and goal setting. Thanks for the invite, Heather.

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  4. Thanks for hosting again this week!
    I shared the "Benefits of Eating Oysters" - now you have a reason to eat them!

    There is nothing like fresh hot bread right out of the oven - I also shared a tutorial on Whole Wheat Bread - Sprouted or Soaked

    You are all welcome to link your nourishing recipes and healthy living posts on Thursdays at Tasty Traditions.

    Have a great week!
    http://myculturedpalate.com/blog/2013/01/22/whole-wheat-bread-sprouted-or-soaked/

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  5. What a great link up! I love all the great recipes - so excited to try yours and that berry jam! Yum!

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  6. What a great idea. I have been following your series since you started it. What fun to make it a link up party. Thanks.

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  7. Sounds yummy! I always save my broccoli stems for juicing - they are great! At your request, I linked up my post on tapping our maple trees :) Hopefully we will boil down the sap soon so I can get a taste of the final product!

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  8. Hi Heather - thanks for inviting me to join your linky party :). Have a great weekend!!

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  9. Morning all, I'm popping up a link to my Slow Cooker Beef in Red Wine & Mustard. Hope you enjoy!
    Thanks for the invite Heather
    Janie x

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