During Thanksgiving, my family eats a lot of naughty vegan treats. We have sugary desserts and other veg dishes that are yummy but not very healing or nourishing. At the end of the week, we typically crash. So what I make to bring us back to our superhero ways?
I made miso soup from ingredients I had in the house: celery, bok choy, light and dark miso, carrots, leeks, dried shiitake mushrooms soaked and sliced (very healing), scallions, and cilantro. I had pre-chopped the scallions and cilantro. I keep them in a little glass jar to use whenever I need a garnish. It saves time! We also had some sweet rice mixed with short-grain rice. It was nice with a little homemade gomasio. This is all I ate all day, and I felt so much better. It tasted so good and healing.
Introducing Bear to Almond Butter
I gave Bear some leftover tempeh and an apple. I also made him a rice cake (without salt). I added some almond butter and a tiny bit of brown rice syrup. He loved it. He kept saying mmmm! We just introduced him to almond butter at 1.5 years old. I think it’s good to wait until then for nut butters. Tahini is okay earlier on. I also made him some nori rolls with almond butter and rice. He had that along with some bok choy sautéed in sesame oil.
That’s it! We had a day of healing, simple superhero food to get back to normal and heal from the sugar devil!
What’s your favorite way to detox after the holidays?
Tell me in the comments below.
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