Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Moroccan-Spiced Carrot & Cauliflower Salad

This fresh, flavorful salad is a lovely side dish on its own or can be a tasty addition to a bed of greens.  The ingredients are few, the preparation is simple, but the flavor is BIG. 

3 large carrots
1 head cauliflower
2 lemons
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon parsley
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
10-15 grinds of fresh black pepper

1. Shred carrots (I used my food processor with the shredding attachment & it took less than a minute.)
2. Remove the stalk & cut cauliflower into small florets.  Combine in a large bowl with shredded carrots.
3. In a separate bowl combine the juice from the lemons, olive oil, & spices.  Whisk or use an immersion blender to combine well.
4. Pour dressing over carrots & cauliflower.  Stir until all pieces are coated in the dressing.
5. Store in a resealable container & allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, though it will taste great for several days after preparing. 

Time for a Do-Over

Sometimes, even when we know better, we do things that are not in our best interest. We let old, unhealthy habits slip back in. It is not a malicious act, we aren’t purposely trying to harm ourselves...but we get lazy, we let down our guard, we go back to old “comfortable” ways.

When I started my health & fitness journey years ago a huge hurdle for me was eliminating my late night snacking habit. I was eating mindlessly, binging on empty-calorie carbs, satisfying my sweet tooth.

Recently I have found myself slipping back into some of those old eating habits & when I went to put on my skinny jeans the other day the reality of my actions hit me like a ton of bricks. I felt like a stuffed sausage.

Time to get back to what I know is best for me. Time to eliminate unhealthy habits, again. Time to feel my best once again.

Time for a FRESH START.

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