All posts tagged: salad

Rainbow Sushi Salad

It’s finally time for cooling salads once again. Not that I ever really stopped making salads, per se…but the veggies are fresh, the farmer’s markets are open, and the temps are sweat-inducing. I like it. I like it a lot. This salad is inspired not only by my massive shipment of Ironbound Island seaweed, but also by a dusty box of nori snack sheets hanging out in my pantry. When you have 2 lbs of seaweed laying around your house, you need to take action (fyi: seaweed weights nil, so 2 lbs covers like half my kitchen table). For this recipe, I used the nori sheets, as they are the classic sushi seaweed, but this post is a reminder for me to get to munchin’ on the rest of those sea veggies. I’m thinking a seaweed salad may be in the works…*cue mischievous smile* Seaweed, or sea vegetables as they are more endearingly called, are filled with antioxidants, calcium, and vitamins (see here for more detailed nutrition information). They are also a fantastic source of …

Springing Forward and Looking Back: 10 Years as a Vegetarian

Starting this March, I have been a vegetarian for 10 years. 10 whole years. A decade, people. That’s a very large chunk of time. So while we spring forward, and capture an extra hour of end-of-day light, I will also be looking back for a few moments, to digest this anniversary of sorts. One of the questions I get most frequently, and most vegetarians get most frequently is, “So, why did you become a vegetarian?” As much as I would love to say my reasons for being a vegetarian now when asked that, the reason I started is almost laughable. It happened in 8th grade science class. The lights were dim, and we were watching a movie on the effects of salmonella. There was a man with a British accent menacingly narrating (making the entire thing so much more terrifying, in my opinion), and scenes of a guy eating a pink┬ápiece of chicken, dotted with blood (which also did not add to the appeal of the film). A few eery hours later, time-lapsed with some …