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Sesame Ginger Salad

June 11, 2016

 

When I retire, I'm going to spend hours (days?) in the kitchen concocting and creating all the things I only dream of having time to cook now.  Healthy food, all lovingly handcrafted (ha!) with ingredients grown right in my backyard.  Vegetables at every meal, and nothing from a box.  My skin will glow with the radiance that only comes from a life lived akin to Little House on the Prairie meets Martha Stewart.  

 

Right?  

 

Someday?  

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There are a couple obvious flaws in this plan....

1. By the time I retire, I'll be too old & decrepit to care about cooking

2.  All of the mouths I love to feed will be raised and gone

3. I need a dream that can become my reality, NOW!  

 

And what is my reality now?  Laundry, 12 hour shifts at the hospital, baseball games, rock climbing class, youth group, emergency grocery trips for class parties, homework, more laundry, field trips to chaperone, chickens, goats, dogs, cats, rabbits needing fed.  

 

And oh, the kids are hungry too.

 

 

That frozen box of orange chicken sounds very enticing all of a sudden.  Add some broccoli and sit back with a smile, proud to have put dinner on the table instead of going through the drive-thru.  Little victories.  

 

I'm not too proud for shortcuts, and you shouldn't be either.  Which is why, when we found the tofu featured in this salad, we jumped for joy!  (or at least smiled a lot).  


Nasoya tofu is organic, non-gmo, and several varieties come pre-seasoned and baked!!  A complete protein that is ready to serve?  

 

Yes please!  

 

 

We created this salad to show you just how simple it can be to prepare a fresh, homemade, healthy meal EVEN when you've got to be a million places at once.  

Better yet, we are giving you the opportunity to win free Nasoya product (there are many more than just tofu) so you can taste, for yourself, how delicious convenience can be.  

 

And...  because we love you,  we're spicing up the deal:  we are also giving away a copy of The Whole Life Nutrition cookbook, by Alissa Segersten & Tom Malterre. It's our go-to authority for all things whole food.  

 

Free tofu (or any Nasoya product) + an awesome cookbook?  

 

Yep, you're worth it.  

 

 

Here's how to be entered into our giveaway: 

  1. Click on the pop up on our blog home page. 

  2. OR head over to our Facebook page and click on the pinned post, captioned "ENTER to WIN".  

  3. Sign Up - You're Done! How easy is that?

  4. Don't forget to leave us your comments on Facebook or right here on the blog!

We hope that this super simple recipe, and the convenience of every Nasoya product, inspire you to make your kitchen dreams a reality!  

Sesame Ginger Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of red leaf lettuce, chopped (about 5 cups)

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1 orange, sliced

  • 1 medium carrot, grated

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup cashews, toasted

  • 1 package of Sesame Ginger Tofu, cubed

Instructions:

1. Place all the vegetables and tofu into a large salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine.

 

Orange Ginger Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 1/2 a lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

1. Place all dressing ingredients in a screw top jar or small bowl. Shake or whisk to combine.

*Thank you to Wild Hare Organic Farm for many of the local & seasonal produce

we are able to use in our recipes.

 

*Thank you to Nasoya for giving us the coupons to use in our giveaway.

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