Spring Showers

24 Feb

Are they beginning? This lady seems to think so…

“Spring is here! …soon…”

Anyway, I woke up this morning to the roll and crash of the rain. The little droplets trickling down the building coupled with a roaring wind made me think of the ocean. For a minute, as I closed my eyes and snuggled deep into the covers, I could pretend that I was in the tropics.

Then I opened my eyes and looked around at my still-dark room. Crawled out of bed, checked the time… 8:47 am!? Already? Looked out the window, again. Dark and gloomy. Sigh.

Ah well, I’ve learned one cannot change one’s circumstances, but by changing perspective, the ultimate experience is sure to change, as well. 🙂

I made myself a hearty breakfast of nuked yam with rôche rockettes salad leaves on the side and a few sprays of Braggs liquid aminos. Yum yum in my tum…and a warm one at that! Unfortunately, because I woke up so late I had to eat rather hurriedly to get to class on time.

Lunch was amazing but left me with what I’m now calling hamburger breath. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? 😦 I grilled a “quesadilla” (corn tortilla) filled with sprouts, bell peppers, mushrooms, tons of onions, spinach, baby corn and other yummy stuff, spread with garlic & red bell pepper hummus, with a daub of sweet-spicy hone mustard. The result? An amazing, grilled  vegan quesadilla…and onion breath for the next 5 hours…. Next time I will either grill it longer (so the onions cook more) or just add less onions.

nom nom nom

Then I snacked on my black bean brownies and ginger-mac cookies (with some leftover chia pudding and Gnu bars…and chai tea…woah, what a snack!) as I watched Midsommer Murders that my mom sent me through Amazon. 😉 An altogether relaxing day.

I have a math and physics test coming up, two art projects to work on, and I have to begin preparing for winter finals, so don’t be scared if I’m MIA for the next few days.

Now for you patient readers (or impatient skimmers), a picture of yesterday’s salad.

Crunchy Wasabi Salad



Rôche Rockettes (a soft type of leafy greens)

Crunchy wasabi-coated peas



Fermented veggies

Grated carrots


Quinoa (used premade Whole Foods cranberry quinoa)

Cranberries (optional/ if you use reg. quinoa)


Toss ingredients and slice the avo up into tiny bits so it mixes into the salad almost like a creamy, chunky dressing…but leave big chunks for nibbling on. 😉 Spray/ drizzle with Braggs.


SO GOOD. Creamy, crunchy, sweet, sour, spicy. Altogether very satisfying!

I also want to tell all of you thank you. Your comments mean so much to me. 🙂 I hope you’re all having fabulous weeks!



Posted by on February 24, 2010 in Uncategorized


15 responses to “Spring Showers

  1. actorsdiet

    February 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    ooooh wasabi peas! forgot how much i love them!

  2. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce

    February 24, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    that is a GORGEOUS salad!! hamburger breath = not so gorgeous. but i’m sure your black bean brownies were fab 🙂

  3. Mae (OhhMay.Wordpress)

    February 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, the colors pop!!
    What do Bragg’s taste like? I’ve been interested in trying them…
    I hate onion taste in my mouth all night/day. I feel like it never goes away!

    I love the sketch’s narration. I hope she’s right!

    • Serena

      June 18, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      Bragg’s taste like soy sauce but a bit less salty. They’re good on almost everything. 😛

  4. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    February 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Your food combinations are absolutely mouthwatering! Seriously, that wrap sounds like a must-try, even if it does give you onion breath! And the photo of that salad is beautiful…I love the colors!

  5. Laura

    February 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    You have FIVE dachshunds?!?! Can I PLEASE borrow one?!?

    • Serena

      June 18, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      give me your address and I’ll ship one right over 😛

  6. Katie

    February 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    your vegan quesadilla sounds soooo good! i hate onion breath too… =P

  7. Melissa

    February 25, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Sounds as if you had a very relaxing and cozy day : ) Good for you!

    I eat Roche Rockettes almost everyday, but I thought they were called Marche?? Either way, their nutty flavor is beyond delicious!

  8. tatiannalives

    February 25, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Oh my that salad looks like a treat for the eyes and the taste buds 😉 You are soooo creative!

    I can’t stand math… but I actually have a love of physics! I hope you do well, sounds like you are one busy lady at the moment!

  9. Christina

    February 25, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    Your pictures are amazing! That salad looks delish.

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  11. shannonmarie

    February 27, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I want that salad. It’s gorgeous and full of flavor.

  12. Nikki @ yummy raw kitchen

    February 27, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Ah, yes, I recognize that gorgeous red Vegi-Delite! Yum! And with wasabi peas… brilliant 🙂

  13. McKella

    March 18, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Mmmm…I just got my hubby addicted to wasabi peas, but they’ve never lasted long enough to put on a salad. Good idea though; we’ll have to try it.


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