So tomorrow is Wheat Day (see Elimination-Challenge diet). I wish I could punctuate that with an exclamation point, but wheat…just sounds so boring. And besides, I had another frustrating trip through the grocery store trying to find products that were 100% whole wheat but that didn’t have any of the other eliminated ingredients. Fat chance. I wanted to at least vary it a bit instead of eating cereal all day. Har. I’ll have to go to the co-op tomorrow.
For tonight’s dinner, I just couldn’t resist making this salad. I know mangoes are totally not in season now but this salad is a shot of brightness on a cold winter day. Makes me think of the tropics, especially whist wrapped in a heated blanket.
I turned a Giada De Laurentiis recipe into this salad. She served it in little wonton cups. I make my own dressing with avocado oil, EVOO, a few drops of toasted sesame oil, white balsamic vinegar and a bit of rice vinegar. The salad itself is arugula, avocado, mango, and tilapia. I topped it with toasted almonds and a few hemp seeds.
Off to watch Top Chef!