If I could reach into that photo and fix that one piece of lettuce hanging off the side…..
If this were a hashtag, it would be #thingsthatdrivemecrazy.
But in reality, many times I feel like that scraggly piece of lettuce hanging off the bowl.
Like—if you could have seen my ensemble when dropping the kids off at school today. Baggy sweatpants, huge rain boots, yesterday’s ponytail. I’m fairly confident I brushed my teeth. Well, maybe…. I know, I’m so glamorous. I do believe this is called MOTHERHOOD. 🙂
That piece of lettuce is the metaphor for my scraggly life–sometimes barely making it through, especially these days.
And this isn’t even disease related. It’s called TERRIBLE TWOS. And don’t tell me that THREES are worse. I have one of those kids too.
Now, the transition to the salad? I’m not sure I have one!
Let’s try it….
So I need a salad to have energy to keep up with 3 boys under the age of 6? Let’s go with that. Mainly because it’s the TRUTH! That’s probably why I have more salad recipes than any other–to keep my interest! Plus salads are easy peasy. AND I really, really love them. And that’s the truth!
Now, let’s talk Tahini–not to be confused with Tamari (which is gluten free soy sauce). Peanuts are to peanut butter as sesame seeds are to Tahini. Make sense now?
It has an interesting aroma, slightly nutty, but oh so good. It’s rich in minerals like magnesium and calcium, various vitamins, and is a great source of protein.
Tahini has a very unique interesting taste, and it’s a wintertime favorite for me because I crave saltier, heavier foods in the colder months. Because this dressing has a saltier taste, I love pairing it with sweet or tart fruits like dates & raspberries on a salad.
With your leftovers, feel free to drizzle on roasted vegetables, or eat more salads 🙂
Give this a shot, and I would LOVE to know what you think!
P.S. You will find TAHINI in the same aisle as peanut butters, almond butters, etc! If you can’t find it, try the organic section or a health food store!
- ½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon Tahini
- ½ cup water
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- Juice of 2 large lemons
- ¾ t sea salt
- Put all ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously.
- Store in refrigerator for about a week!