Monday, January 21, 2013
Miso Tahini Magic Sauce & Prepping Lunches For The Week
Monday! So, since today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day some of you don't have to work. In my line of work today is just another work day. Illness doesn't take a break for holidays. I mostly feel bad for my patients and their families who have to spend holidays in the hospital. I get to be there by choice and I'm healthy and getting paid. So, no sad violins for me.
The past few weeks I've been trying something new with work meal prep. I've been making all of my work meals on Sunday night and it's been great. It means less rushing around in the morning, which is really nice. And the lunches are better because I've put a little more planning into them.
This week I made red quinoa, steamed broccoli, steamed kale, and oven roasted sweet potatoes. I took a jar of my Miso Tahini Magic Sauce to work for a dressing. I eat lunch and dinner at work three days a week and I have no problem eating the same thing as long as it's something that I like.
Here's the quinoa, broccoli, and kale waiting to be divided into lunch boxes. The sweet potatoes are still in the oven. Would you like my recipe for Miso Tahini Magic Sauce?
Miso Tahini Magic Sauce
1/2 cup miso
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup, date syrup, or agave
(or use stevia to taste)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 cup water
In a bowl use a spoon to mix the miso and tahini together. Add the apple cider vinegar, sweetener of your choice, cayenne pepper and stir until well combined. Use a whisk to mix in the water. Store in the refrigerator. The sauce will thicken after it cools.
This sauce is great with add-in, like fresh grated ginger, garlic, and spices. Make it your way to make your taste buds happy. We use it as a sauce, dip, a spread for wraps and sandwiches, and a dressing. It's a favorite around here.
I really enjoyed these lunches. They were delicious filling, and full of good whole food nutrition. Do any of you prepare meals in advance? I'd love to hear your ideas or tips!
Have a great week!