Another Potluck for WIAW

It’s Wednesday, so happy What I Ate Wednesday!


 I had my usual smoothie to go for breakfast which consisted of a scoop of Garden Of Life’s Plain Raw Protein powder, a banana, an orange, chunk of fresh ginger and beet, carrots, kale, and cinnamon.

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For lunch I went to a work baby shower/pot luck that I wasn’t entirely looking forward too. But I knew the co-worker well enough that not-going seemed rude and there were a lot of guys at this shower and no silly games. I threw together a chilled Dijon dill pasta salad last night using organic wheat pasta. I’m not usually a make-pasta-at-home type gal, but I had an extra package in the pantry from hubby’s birthday weekend and it seemed like an appropriate spring potluck choice.

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There was actually a decent vegan selection between my pasta salad, corn chips, a black bean corn mixture, and a strawberry-walnut salad, my plate was very pretty. There was also way too much food at this potluck with tons of not vegan-friendly options also, so I have a lot of leftover pasta salad to do something with.

When I got home from work, I was starved and snacked on some Bare Fruit Apple Chips while preparing dinner for three hungry dogs.

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Skipper let me know I could hurry up and serve his V-Dog!

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After a weekend of rich eating and a stressful week so far, it’s all about salad and lots of veggies this week! And I experimented with a new salad dressing for a dinner salad that was a success. I’m a huge ginger fan, I love throwing raw chunks into my smoothies and using it in raw recipes. I also adore Asian ginger dressings and created a creamier version using hemp seeds for a smoother and heartier texture.

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The color is a light and vibrant orange, perfect for spring.

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And it blended into a kale salad nicely adding flare.

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The dressing has a strong and tangy Asian gingery flavor balanced with sweet and savory from the sesame oil and carrot.

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I’m already looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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Comments

  1. says

    I think this was the other post I tried last week! Figured I would re-comment tho :)
    Everything looks awesome – as always! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! I have one of the same travel/shaker cups! Nice!