In honor of the new food pyramid which was very much influenced by THE POWER PLATE by PCRM, I decided to enjoy a salad that had it all : FRUIT, VEGETABLES, GRAINS, AND LEGUMES. And boy was it delicious!
I have also been playing around with oil-free dressings and decided to try one from Rip Esselstyn's ("He is such a stud", to quote Veteran Mommy) which is found in his book "The Engine 2 Diet".
Choice of Greens (I used Green Leaf)
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup beans (I actually did a mix of kidney and black)
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 a red pepper, chopped
2 strawberries, sliced
E2 Basics Dressing:
2 TBS nutritional yeast
1 TBS tamari (or soy sauce)
1 TBS mustard (I prefer stone-ground)
Juice from 1 lemon, lime, or oragnge
1 TBS agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup
1 TBS wheat germ
Whisk the ingredients together in a bowl. Store leftover in the refrigerator.