A Bowl Full of Greens

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Last week I have finally quit my job! I would lie if I said that it wasn’t a great feeling. Don’t get me wrong. My workmates are nice, the working hours are okay and it is not too stressful, but it was a job in an office and I really do not belong into an office. I will work for one and a half weeks more and then I go to Morroco for two months to recharge my batteries and I am honestly excited. Be prepared for colourful pictures and North-African food! But today lets stick to salad. Like many other people, I use Sundays to prepare some lunches for the upcoming week. During the week I am mostly to busy or lazy in the evenings that I don’t want to spend them by cooking. Today I have already prepared a pesto, smoothies and right now there are lentils simmering in order to use them later for a vegan Bolognese. I also tried to make muffins since my last baking experience turned out well, but guess what? I had to throw them again (They were burned from the outside and raw from the inside – How do I always manage?). So, for the moment I gave up again on baking. I don’t want to waste more food.

For tomorrow I made a very green and protein packed salad. Most of the times I don’t eat a salad for lunch since they are not really filling, but this one is an energy-giver. Full of good proteins – I promise!

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For 2 persons:

  • 1 can baby fava beans
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 handful parsley
  • 2 handful baby spinach
  • 6 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 handful peanuts
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • optional: cooked potatoes

For the dressing:

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp agave syrup

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Start by preparing the dressing: mix all the ingredients in a little bowl and stir it for a few seconds. Then put sesame seeds and peanuts into a pan and roast them in sesame oil and soy sauce until the seeds get a brown color. Chop the parsley and put it into a big bowl. Add fava beans, peas, spinach and mix it well with the dressing and the sesame seed – peanut combination. If you want you can also use cooked potatoes and add them as well. Eat it warm or cold – depending on your mood and weather!

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