Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Kind diet invades my plate once again

Recent eats:

Pressed salad from The Kind Diet, brown rice with hummus and sesame seeds. Yummy dinner!
Heres the recipe for the pressed salad:

5-6 leaves napa cabbage
3 red radishes, thinly sliced (I didnt have any so I added some red onion instead)
3 whole scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 orange or apple, thinly sliced and peeled
1 1/2 tbsp umeboshi vinegar
1 tbsp rice vinegar or balsamic
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
Comine all the veggies and fruit in a mixing bowl. Add the vinegar and massage the vegetables with your bare hands until they begin to wilt and release some of the liquid. This may take a few minutes. The massaged veggies should feel very wet by the end. Form into a mound and place a plate on top of the vegetables, and put something heavy like a kettle filled with water or a juice jug on the plate to weigh the salad down. Press for 20-30 minutes. Drain off the excess liquid, give the salad a good squeeze with your hands. If it tastes too salty, rinse it under cold water, then squeeze again. Add the seeds and toss, then serve. Yum!

My dad asked me to pack his lunch today, so I made him 2 mini burritos with 2 mini ezekiel tortillas, leftover refried beans and brown rice, some pressed salad, and a little tahini dressing. This was technically another recipe from the kind diet, the Clean mean burritos. I didn't have tofu to make the tofu sour cream, but I think these still count. Hope he likes it!! I also packed some carrot sticks, 2 small rice krispy treats, and a few almonds.
I am planning on making some soup with the black eyed peas I soaked and cooked yesterday, maybe just with onions, carrots, and a miso base? I dont know its getting to be soup weather, in my opinion :D
Talk to you guys later!


  1. Looks very yummy...I haven't tried the pressed salads yet because I try to stay away from salt. :( I love hummus though! I make it all the time! :)

  2. The pressed salad was surprisingly NOT salty, which I found nice. Thanks for visiting! Yes the only thing with hummus is that it turns out different EVERY TIME you make it which is annoying.

  3. And may I add that the lunch Olivia made for me was delicious!