Sunday, August 23, 2009

Salad Challenge Week 2

Well Leng's two week salad challenge is over and I ate salad 13 out of 14 days. Overall it's been awesome! And it's made making dinner a lot less stressful. Though with all the summer fruit and salads I've been eating I think I've been getting a bit of produce overload. So here are the salads I ate over the last week. Almost every salad we ate this week had green beans in it - can you tell that green beans are my vegetable obsession this year? I don't think I even really liked them last year. They're just so gorgeous!

On Sunday I didn't get to have an official salad because we went hiking and had a picnic lunch, then went to my mom and stepdad's for dinner. I did however have a burrito which I will just call a salad wrap since it had all the right ingredients! With lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese and a spinach pesto wrap. Mmm love burritos.


Monday's salad we made one of my all time favourite dishes, french barley salad which I ate over romaine lettuce.


Tuesday's salad was romaine lettuce, mushrooms, green beans, honey flax crackers and this super delicious tofu beer sausage.


Wednesday's salad was romaine lettuce, snap peas, strawberries, sunflower seeds, hungarian pepper (which I got because I've never seen it before but it just tastes like green pepper), sol veggie burger, and garlic rolls.


Thursday's salad was yummy with romaine lettuce, cheese tortellini, sauteed green beans and mushrooms with herbs and garlic, and then drizzled with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper. I loved the balsamic vinegar with the tortellini.

Friday unfortunately I wasn't able to have a salad. I didn't think I'd be able to bring a salad to work for lunch (unless I used a giant container) and we went out for a family dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

Saturday's salad was the most exciting because I finally got to try out the salad bar and hot food bar at Whole Foods, which I've seen on other people's blogs. However, the things I tried (which was practically everything) weren't that great so now at least I can stop drooling over all the different salads and tofus that they have in their deli section. There were a lot of grain salads (quinoa, farro and others), tofu (curry, one with peppers, and a pesto one), macaroni and cheese (of course I had to try that), potato salad, etc.


Sunday's salad was really simple with romaine lettuce, blue jay pepper (purple on the outside but tastes like a green pepper), snap peas and green beans, with a balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and parmesan dressing. I've eaten a bit too much this weekend so I wasn't even hungry for dinner thus I didn't bother adding a grain.

11 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I'm always amazed by the array of salad varieties!! Delish!!

veggievixen said...

yum! i love all your salads. and green beans are sooooo delicious. glad that salads have made your dinners simpler & less stressful. and delicious!!!

in the prepared foods section of whole foods (not the salad bar, but the place where people serve you) there is vegan general tso's chicken which is SO GOOD. if you see it definitely try it.

Grace said...

i'm sorry, tofu beer sausage? that just sounds like all kinds of awesome. great, colorful salads!

CookiePie said...

WOW - 13 out of 14 days? That is really impressive!! I love all the salads too -- you really made the most of the challenge!

Hannah said...

I'm all over this concept... Congrats on sticking with it so well! I'd love to do my own salad challenge now.

Rose&Thorn said...

you have opened my eyes to the potential of salad - I can't wait to start experimenting!

lengslog said...

Hungarian Barley Salad sounds and looks delish. Nothing wrong with having green beans in multiple salads. I think I had the carrot/jicama shreds in almost all of mine. haha. Yeah Whole Foods isn't all that great. I mean I enjoy eating it, but only if I'm in a hurry and there are no other options. Thanks for doing the challenge with me and other readers!

mimi said...

all your salads look great!! i was wanting to do all (or at least most) of mark bittman's salads, this is inspiration!

Deborah said...

They all look amazing!!

mimi said...

thanks for visiting my blog, i'm sure you could use that sauce on vegetarian meals too. mark bitten did a "101 salads" article and they all sound great. i've done a few just haven't been able to blog about them yet - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22mlist.html

The Food Librarian said...

You rock! These all look delicious and healthy.