This past weekend was weird. I was OFF. I couldn't really tell you WHY I was OFF I was just...OFF! One of the things that happened hasn't happened to me in 20 years. Apparently I had an asthma attack. Scared the crap out of me. Just when I think I have won a personal battle something else seems to pop up! My sleep is getting better. I was able to FINALLY sleep in bed - haven't done that in YEARS so that is pretty awesome! I was able to get many of my aches and pains under control - so I'm thrilled about that! Next up I am going to try and lose a couple of pounds - I think! Between getting a bit lazy and going with convenience items and winter weather and not moving around much I have gained more than I am comfortable with. So that's my next mini goal. I will be doing more salads, soups, RAW Foods, etc. I think I gained weight because I wasn't preparing almost 100% of my own foods and dropped back into vegan convenience items - as well as NOT doing as many RAW FOODS like I was prior to last year.
Anyhow...today the only photo I have to share with you is the one you see above! Not overly exciting but it's a Cashew Cilantro Dip that I made for the Broccoli Potato Fries I found a while back. They were pretty YUMMY and they almost tasted CHEESY but they were clearly marked VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE!
Cashew Cilantro Dip & Salad Dressing
1 C Cashews
1/2 C Water
2 T Lemon Juice
1/4 C Cilantro
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 t Wildtree Garlic Galore (or Minced Garlic)
1 Powerful Squirt of Dijon Mustard
Pinch Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Optional Sprinkle on top Smoked Paprika
Everything in the high speed blender. It was a little thin but after refrigerating for a while it thickens naturally. This is also a great Salad Dressing, too!
I had a few kitchen fails over the weekend, too, or else I would have posted more. I am not giving up on the cracker appetizer! I am going to experiment with them more and if I can get them to where I want them I will post about them at a later date!