This past week, the hubby and I headed to Portland to celebrate my big 3-0! Portland is known as innovative foodie land, and we definitely ate like queens n kings.
I’ve been known to say, “you don’t know me yet ~ but I eat a lot.” The inner foodie in me went a little cray-cray in Portlandia. I’m usually so healthy, but this trip was a special indulgence…
We had some of the best sushi I’ve ever had, at Bamboo Sushi in the NW district (besides Nozawa, duh). On the Eastside, we checked out the biscuit obsession going on at one of their top spots: Pine State Biscuits…
I think our favorite meal was at tapas inspired Toro Bravo. It was the: ‘hour long wait was totally worth it‘ ~ kind of place. Yeah. Of course being in the foodgasm-fog I was in, I took NO photos. I was so caught up, enjoying everything in the moment. But, I will tell you that the Empanada: with cider-braised pork, cabbage & apples ~ was DIVINE!
Ok. Whew! Back on the island and after our near, food-coma… my hubby and I desperately needed a quick-clean-healthy-simple meal.
We always crave our favorite salad, which is from Shima sushi in Venice. It is a fairly simple cabbage salad with flax oil and yuzu. We’ve asked about it while visiting Shima and have since recreated it!
Cabbage is full of high doses in Vitamin C and A. There are also major antioxidants and cholesterol-lowering benefits.
The flax oil is kinda the secret weapon here, as it’s known to help lubricate the joints and supply your Omega’s 3 & 6. Learn more here.
Plus, this salad has powerful parsley …if you missed that post – check it out here!
Quick Clean Cabbage Salad:
- 1/2 head of green cabbage
- 1 small head of radicchio
- 1/4 c Flax Oil (from refrigerated section of health store)
- 2 tbsp Yuzu (usually found in Asian section of store)
- 2 handfuls of parsley, chopped
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Roughly chop your veggies. Wisk up your oil/Yuzu mixture and toss with your salad. Sprinkle parsley throughout and season accordingly!
*As always, you may want to play with the Yuzu/Oil amounts, as I like things more on the tart side!*
Energize! Feel great ~ all week long!! ♥