Simple Raw Salad; One of my favorite things…

Posted by on March 14, 2014 at 2:00 am.

My pledge to only drink  my freshly prepared juices and one raw meal per day for my  Lenten fast is going well. Actually it’s the first time I’ve ‘given up’ anything for Lent. Lent is something that I’m really not familiar with on a personal level. The Baptist churches (where I’ve been a member) did not celebrate many of the Christian holidays.

I must say that I’m enjoying the cleaner type of eating. My meals are high raw anyway, so the major change is just drinking juice. Well for years I’ve made an effort to juice daily, so that part has not changed and recently I came off my a 7 day juice cleanse, but even so… rotating between the two is not something I’ve done in a while, so my fast from everything that is cooked is still somewhat new since I have not done that in a while.

It used to be hard to grasp that I could feel better than I already do, but the healthier/cleaner you eat the better you are going to feel. Still… years ago that was hard for me to wrap my brain around since I only eat whole foods and processed foods is something that is not in my eating lifestyle.

Now that weather is slowly starting to get warm, although it does not feel like it today being in the low teens, I’m thinking about using my dehydrator to dry herbs  and some spices.

Spinach Salad 1 03.13.14

Simple Raw Salad

In keeping up with my simple raw meal, earlier this week, I decided to make the above raw salad; spinach, tomato, onion, yellow onion and some freshly ground spices. It was simple to make and I enjoyed slowly chewing every single bite.

Spinach Salad 2 03.13.14

Time to add the homemade salad dressing. I love green salad dressing!

The salad dressing is homemade. Have you ever checked at some of the ingredients in your store purchased salad dressing? Even your ‘healthy dressing’ doesn’t compare to the salad dressings you can make at home and and no it does not take a lot of time. I made this raw salad dressing in three minutes.


  • Jennifer says:

    WOWZA! Lots of changes on the layout! 🙂 Cool!
    The salads look GREAT – I have been eating a lot of them lately, too! And now with the Lettuce plans – hopefully MANY more!!!
    Jennifer recently posted..“LETTUCE” Start Container Gardening!


    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @Jennifer, I’m not liking it too much, but until I can decide on an appropriate them, this will do. I do like that this theme is very spacious. Yes, I do love my dark greens, eat them constantly I can’t wait until I can get them fresh from the garden!
    Opal recently posted..Giving Thanks: Time to do my snow dance…


    Jennifer Reply:

    As you can see yesterday I changed my back ground…I kind of like the color but it sure does help with the loading time. I didn’t dare change much else YET as I was going to be offline for a few days 🙂
    Jennifer recently posted..The First of the Lettuces


    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, Yes, I saw that your site looked a bit different. It looks nice. Well if you’re not already doing so, always backup your site. I do a daily WordPress back and a full siteback up weekly. I also do a site backup through my hosting provider. If something goes wrong, I can easily retrieve what was temporarily lost.

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