Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What's Cooking? A Dose of Omegas

Summer is nearly upon us (ok, so it's still winter...), and the body tends to crave lighter fare. Raw food often provides a nice cooling change from heavier winter foods. Todays lunch hits home on some excellent sources of vegan omega-3 fatty acids: walnuts and flaxseed oil! And while I have made a similar concoction with Israeli couscous or barley, the wild rice (a grass) is a nice change that is a highly nutritious plant.

Super Food Wild Rice
1/2 cup wild rice, soaked 24 hours
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
3 dried figs, chopped (other dried fruit would work, as well)

1 orange, juiced
1 tbs flax oil
1 tbs orange muscat vinegar (optional)
1 tsp coarse grain mustard
pinch salt
1 tsp agave (optional)

Couple shakes cinnamon

1. Whisk together dressing ingredients until they emulsify and thicken slightly. Pour about 1/3 over the rice, walnut, date mixture. Add cinnamon. Mix. Refrigerate for at least an hour to "marinate". Enjoy over a bed of raw kale.

This is going up on Wellness Weekends and Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays!

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