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Foodie Friday & Vegan Cesar Dressing Recipe and Road Trips with Mom
OMG! I cannot apologize enough for your favorite cousins missing yesterday!
I don't think this has ever happened. I cannot answer for Tanya, except that I know she is leaving today for her next trip to Seattle, Washington today.
As for me, well, I started my blog and then I got a phone call from my mom to please come over as my Dad was having a tough morning. He hadn't slept well and my mom thought it would help if I tried to liven him up with some card playing.
Now, just so you know, my Dad was always a big card player. He is especially good at rummy and gin rummy. I'm not bad, but definitely not as good as him lol. Even with his meds and not being 100% himself, he still consistently beats me!
We played 4 games yesterday of 7-card rummy and he won three of them!!
I decided to come by this morning first thing after dropping the girls off so I could join him for breakfast and then to continue our card game.
Well, it's Foodie Friday on Travelin' Cousins and your's truly has her weekly vegan recipe to share with you!
This week, I want to tell you about a fantastic
Grilled Vegan Caesar Salad I made this week. Trying all different recipes lately for Dad, since we transitioned him to a vegan diet, so that we keep things interesting for him.
Our goal is to get him to eat more greens, so I thought, what about a Ceasar salad? Romaine lettuce is quite healthy and knowing that he likes Cesar dressing, I thought I would find one that was vegan - and Voila! That's what I did.
And he absolutely LOVED IT!!
Now, I'm going to share it with you!!
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 romaine lettuce hearts, cut in half lengthwise
1 cup Homemade Garlic Croutons (recipe follows) or store-bought croutons
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 cup Vegan Caesar Dressing (recipe follows)
1 head of garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups day-old bread (preferably whole wheat), torn or cut into bite-size cubes
4 medium garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
2 tablespoons capers plus 1 tablespoon caper brine
1 tablespoon powdered mustard
A dash of vegan Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/3 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (see Notes)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh-cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Let me know if you try this one - I really think you will enjoy it.
As far as the rest of the weekend is concerned, as you know, it's Mother's Day this Sunday. Not sure if you have any plans, but, I came across this fun article in Your AAA Daily:
A Road Trip With Mom: Mother’s Day Road Trips for All Ages
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be about breakfast in bed and lounging around the house. What better way to spend time with the mom on your list than with a road trip? Well, OK, breakfast in bed and then a road trip. This collection of local sites and attractions will help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day sojourn. read more...
Well guys, that's a wrap for today!