“I gained weight by snaccident.”

During the winter months I did the only logical thing a person can do in order to survive the cold.  (I’m trying to make it sound as if I’m living in a cave instead of a well heated home.)  I ate a little extra food in order to keep my metabolism going.  OK.  I ate a little too much extra food.  But I came up with a plan to address this issue.

On May 11 I gave you a tofu hash recipe that fit right in with an eating pattern that I now had in mind in order to resurrect my svelt bod.  Next, I remembered one of my favorite salad combinations, which is sauerkraut and roasted beets.  Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it.  They are delicious together.  Scatter this combination on top of fresh baby spinach along with any other veggies that are lurking in the fridge and you’ve got yourself a fantastic salad for dinner.

However, this salad was just crying for a bit of a dressing.  What I wanted was something healthy that would also add a bit more nutrition.  It was then I remembered the jar of tahini in the fridge that had probably passed it’s use by date.  I was ready to live on the edge!


4 T fresh lemon juice

1 small clove garlic, pressed

1 T dried parsley

1/2 cup tahini

3 T olive oil

3/4 t salt

1/3 cup water


Place all the ingredients, except the water, into a wide-mouth canning jar.  Use your immersion blender to blend.  Add water as needed to bring it to the consistency that you like.

This dressing is already in a jar, ready for a top, and ready to store.  It’s not only great on a salad but also great on the veggies and tofu hash.


So this is where I decided to eat like a favorite pet, which would be to eat the same thing every day.  So every day for a week I ate tofu hash and veggies for lunch and this marvelous salad in the late afternoon.  Both are delicious and I never had to wonder what I was going to make for my next meal.

Did I mention that my husband generally isn’t home for lunch and dinner during most of the week?  Did I mention how easy it is to throw together an omelette for him in the microwave when he is? (See May 6)

Bathing suit weather is on its way.  Dare to dream!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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