Cauliflower “rice” salad with mushrooms and sweet orange dressing

Lately I have been so tired of everything that I started eating away my bad mood. Usually cup of coffee and something sweet to go with it gives short (but oh so pleasant) relief. Like a bandaid. Of course rationally everything is better then fine but rghhh…(grinds teeth). It is hard to keep up sunny mood when the real sun is so rarely seen these days.

But then I got bored with that also. All it really gave me was tummy aches and mood swings.

So I went back to the roots. And leaves. And fruit.  Meaning that I have been eating more raw lately and loving it. Most days it is big smoothie and fresh fruit  in the morning, some nuts and seeds with salad during lunch and some more fruit in the evening. And since we also had school break for kids which we spent it in Saaremaa with my parents I also haven’t had much chance in following recipes and photographing them. I try to do better from now on:) But on of my favorite salads has been:

Cauliflower “rice” salad with mushrooms and sweet orange dressing:

  • 1 head of cauliflower (grated)
  • 1 parsnip (julienned)
  • 2 carrots (julienned)
  • 2 red bell peppers (cut thinly)
  • some mushrooms (cut thinly)

Sweet orange dressing:

  • 1/4 cup Tbsp tamari
  • 1/4 cup Tbsp agave
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Please use food processor for cauliflower (if you haven’t lost essential part of it like I did) but grating it was easier then I expected. I guess I lost more time looking for that missing part then actually grating the damn thing.

In this salad I also like mung bean sprouts and scallions but I didn’t have any at the moment. But yummmmo!

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Others had oven cooked vegetables with the salad. And were happy with it. I didn’t dare to ask for points.


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