Sunday, August 28, 2011

Best Broccoli, DIY Almond Milk and Butter

I should have waited one more meal before my last post because this version of my Sushi Salmon salad blows all others out of the water!
Sashimi Super Salad
  • Wild Sockeye Salmon for Sushi
  • Steamed Crookneck Squash w/ Sesame Oil (Leftover)
  • Herb Salad Mix
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Seaweed
  • Quinoa
  • Cashews
  • Shredded Coconut and Sesame Seeds
  • Minced Ginger, Flax, Lemon, Temari
This time the salmon was off the hook. Combine that with the other quality ingredients, mainly farmer's market crookneck squash, and some amazing flavor from the best add ins and dressing.  I bought a small jar of minced ginger and could not be more pleased, and the nuts/seeds/coconut were all time.
 This meal was also the debut of a bunch of turkey breast I grilled in the oven w/ Coconut Oil, herbs and spices (different on each portion), AND my first time homemade Almond Butter!
  •  Turkey w/ Dried Basil
  • Turkey w/ TJ's Everyday
  • Sweet Potato Homemade AB/Coconut Butter
  • Steamed Squash and Romanesco Broccoli w/ Coconut Butter/Hummus
  • Sugar Snap Peas and Seaweed
I have so many almonds thanks to Julia Violich, my coach (co-director of Violich Farms), so I decided to not buy Almond Milk and Almond Butter this time.  Both so easy! I even successfully used a blender.  I went untoasted nuts on the butter and added a tad of the almond milk after for a bit more liquidy/creamy texture, and a bit of stevia in the milk. So easy, cheap, and can't wait to try flavoring as well as use my abundances of nuts (cashews, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, pecans etc) with vanilla/cinnamon/dates and more! I highly recommend trying both out.
Post workout protein breakfast pudding cereal. All the best textures and flavors:
  • Quinoa Leftover
  • Homemade Almond Milk!
  • Hazelnuts
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Vanilla Plant Protein
  • Cacao Powder
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut Butter
  • Cinnamon
Romanesco Broccoli is the bomb. It doesn't taste much different but it looks rad! Definitely one of my farmer's markets highlights.
  • Romanesco Broccoli, Carrot, Cucumber (steamed)
  • Hummus, Sunflower Seeds
  • Kale Saute (Olive Oil, Garlic Gold, Pepper, Rainbow Gomasio, Macadamia Nuts)
  • Quinoa w/ Bragg's 24 Herbs
  • Chicken w/ Everyday Seasoning
I loved the macadamia nuts toasted with the kale sauté and delicious herbs and hummus with the chicken, quinoa, and veggies goes quite well.
  • First of the Chicken w/ TJ's Everyday Seasoning
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Mixed Greens (w/ raw chard again)
  • Carrot
  • Squash Leftovers
  • Flax Oil, Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar, Pepper
Just a Hhalthy clean grilled chicken breast salad with some leftover steamed veggies and more of the best heirloom green tomato, and some yummy Brazil Nuts!


  1. I discovered your blog the other day and it is AMAZING! All the food you make is so inventive and appealing! I bookmarked it. Will be a regular follower. I've made my own almond milk in the past (tasty!), and I made homemade almond butter today after this post and it is so tasty! Although next time I think I will try it in the blender because I think my blender is more powerful than my mini food processor but we'll see!!

    Anyway, great blog! Looking forward to more posts, and to checking out your previous posts!


  2. Thanks! Using a blender is not actually ideal, patience and continuous scraping down is key. And adding some of your almond milk at the end makes it instantly creamy and yummy

  3. Oh that's a good idea; I'll try that next time!



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