I needed to pick up a couple of ingredients at Whole Foods on Cambie Street in Vancouver today. The first thing I did, like I normally do, is scan the produce section for sales. Mandarin oranges are now on sale for $1.49/lb. This is a good deal! Usually organic produce costs $2.00/ lb and above (except bananas:-). I decided to take advantage of the sale and combined them into a salad with finely chopped kale, tomatoes, organic red pepper (also now on sale at Whole Foods on Cambie.) and of course affordable pumpkin seeds :-)
Note: Red peppers are one of the more expensive produce items usually costing $5.99/lb so if you want to save $ on organic produce avoid using them as much as possible.
Above: Ingredients for quick and delicious salad a la affordable. I accidentally erased the picture of my salad...I hope the oranges, kale, tamari and seeds still inspires you :-)
I absolutely LOVE tahini. Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds and is very high in calcium, iron and protein. Plus it is the most affordable nut/seed butter available. Some people are put off by tahini because it has a bitter taste and perhaps looks uninteresting. Yet this affordable nutritious food is full of culinary delights! This sesame seed paste tastes delicious with oranges. **This is a flavour combination worth noting since oranges are usually a more affordable priced organic produce item ;-) ** I added tahini into a food processor with organic tamari, garlic, lemon, parsley, hemp seeds (for omega-3 fatty acids) and filtered water. It made for an absolutely delicious salad dressing. Pssst...the tahini and organic soy sauce combination are a secret for making tahini-based dressings YUM. Learning delish whole food pairing combination is Secret #1 for making Everyday Healthy Delicious.
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The result? A gourmet and affordable tasting salad in 10 minutes! Since I made a big pot of soup a few days ago, I just warmed it up and voila. An Easy, Quick, Affordable, Delicious and Convenient meal full of nutrition that is good for me and the planet. Click on the above links to learn more about the 5 Secrets for Making Everyday Healthy practical. I am currently working with two fabulous ladies: Becky and Jo on editing and designing my E-Book "Healthy Italian with Your Everyday Pantry Shopping List" that is designed to teach you these 5 Secrets to make your life more delicious ;-) Stay tuned!
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