I am finding more time to write these days, I feel like somehow time has slowed down and there’s no longer this feeling of rushing. It’s a new lifestyle, a temporary one, but I gotta say I quite enjoy it (minus the anxiety that gets me from time to time when I really think about it all).
I am back at home with my mom and sister and it’s just like old times. If it wasn’t for this lockdown, we never would have had this chance to live together under the same roof again. Sure, it brings its own sets of challenges but family is family.
With this temporary new lifestyle, over the last week, I have found that it is still important to meal prep. Yes, we are working from home and we have more time to prepare food but you still have to work. So, I realized that while I don’t have to pack my lunch to take the office, it still helps to have a few things ready.
For me a big part of meal prep is my salad bar, which I prep on Sundays and keep in the fridge throughout the week. My salad bar consists of multiple prepared and chopped veggies that I can mix and match when the time comes to prepare my salad.
One of my favourite to-go toppings is my Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower. It’s so simple to make and it’s so versatile, you can have it on it’s own, on top of a salad, or as a side!
I love to make a salad with this roasted cauliflower, boiled beets, crumbles of blue cheese from Monforte Dairy & pecan pieces with my honey dijon dressing. See below for my cauliflower recipe.
This immune boosting turmeric lentil & butternut squash soup is a comforting and nutrient dense superfood soup with lots of spices, garlic, and fiber!
The first day of Spring is quickly approaching but I fear that with everything going on in the world right now, it’s the last thing on our minds. Instead we are dealing with a global pandemic that is challenging our society to adapt to the new measures taken as a preventive action to slow the spread of the virus COVID-19. This “social distancing” is forcing our society to adapt to a very different life that we are used to as schools, businesses close and many people are told to work from home.
With more time at home and with some windy and chilly days still around us, we are going to crave foods that bring us warmth and comfort. Getting proper nutrition is also going to become even more important to keep our immune levels up and to manage our weight as we become less active than usual.
This recipe makes great use of winter vegetables as well as non-perishable foods you will have in your pantry. It’s also a very easy recipe to make and one that will nourish your body and fill you up!