Well, I have made it through Meghan’s 5 Days Superfoods Challenge, and enjoyed every minute of it! I’ve come up with lots of new-to-me foods that are going to definitely be making an appearance in my regular routine.
But . . . the one Superfood that I still am not in love with: dulse.
I tried dulse (a seaweed) on my apple *shudder*, and I think I just don’t like salty apples. I could totally see myself adding this to soups and stews, so it’s not out entirely — it’s just not for apples in my world.
So, in no particular order, I present to you my top 5 Superfood meals, (that I will definitely be making again):
1) French Toast made from the Quinoa & Flax Seed Gluten-Free Bread with “Goji Berry, Cocoa Nibs & Flax Seed Sprinkles” & a bit of unsweetened dried coconut. Seriously, I want to sprinkle this over everything. My new ‘weekend treat’ brunch food. Yummmm.
2) A salad (and a few variations thereof) made for me by the wonderful boy in the house, with avocado, thinly-sliced carrot (done with a peeler), parsley, cucumber, and onion.
4) The Crispy Kamut & Chocolate Squares — way better than your average cereal snack bar, because NO marshmallows, so even us vegetarians can enjoy them. And when you add cocoa nibs and coconut, it’s official Superfood-licious.
5) The Tart & Salad Combo — my whole wheat olive oil crust with ramps (wild leeks) and stinging nettle greens was a great tart. And the boy made an awesome salad to go along with it: apple, feta, chives, avocado, cucumber & cherry tomatoes. Teamwork at its best, and most delicious.
I am so happy to have a few new staple ingredients & recipes in my repertoire. I’m sure I’ll be making these meals again and again in the coming months, and most of them are such perfect Spring/Summer food — light and filling at the same time!