Good morning! I hope everyone had a great night. Sorry I didn’t have time to post last night. The evening got away from me.
I ended up signing up for 6 weeks on Dr. Fuhrman’s member center so that I could watch the nutrition and cancer webcast today. So that I knew my way around the website I spent a few hours looking around to see what other information was available. I might as well get my money’s worth, right? There are some interesting articles and teleconferences that I will be reading and listening to over the next 6 weeks. I will keep you all posted and let you know if there are any tid bits I think you should know.
After spending far too much time online I decided to make some seitan lunchmeat to use on salad. I wanted to make it without any added salt since I am trying to reduce or sodium intake as much as possible. The texture of the seitan was great but I need to work in the seasonings. Without sodium it definitely needs more flavor. I will be tweaking the recipe over the coming month and will post it when I am completely happy with it. For now it is a good start, but not yet ready for prime time.
My plan was to use the seitan on salad and that is what we had last night for dinner. I made a quick salad dressing and used that with mango, apple romaine and some of the shaved seitan. It was a good dinner. Here is the salad dressing I made last night:
Lightly Sweet Walnut Ginger Miso Salad Dressing
Makes 4 servings
½ cup walnuts
½ cup water
1 tablespoon white miso
½ tablespoon fresh ginger
1 medjool date, pitted
Toss everything in your blender and process until smooth. Pour into a jar and refrigerate until ready to use. The mixture will be thick, almost like mayo before being chilled thoroughly. It will get thicker when it is cold. It coats salad very well.
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 121.42
Calories From Fat (68%) - 82.06
Total Fat - 9.81g
Saturated Fat - 0.95g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 161.47mg
Potassium - 118.69mg
Total Carbohydrates - 7.77g
Fiber - 1.63g
Sugar - 4.65g
Protein - 2.85g
This dressing is lightly sweet, a bit salty, rich from the walnuts and with a little zip from the ginger. I think it is a good flavor combination. It worked well with the fruit. You can expect to see variations of this in the future since Dan and I both enjoyed it.
Today I will be listening to the webcast on nutrition and cancer. I will be taking notes. Surprised right? I am hoping he cites some studies so I can read the source information that he talks about. I am just one of those people that need to read things for myself. ;-) I suppose I am a born skeptic.
Beyond that I want to spend a little time trying to get the hang of twitter. That has been on my to-do list for far too long. I feel a little like a technology dinosaur. *shakes head* Finger crossed I take the time to figure it out this time and actually start using it regularly. That is my goal for July so we will see how this goes, LOL. Hopefully since I wrote it down I will feel like I need to actually do it. If anyone has any tips, tricks or advice on twitter please feel free to share. I can use all the help that I can get.
I need to go and knock out my lifting. I want that out of the way before the webcast. Talk to you again soon.