"Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet."
Being, staying and remaining grounded is of most importance in this Digital age. As someone who gets stuck or lost in her head quit frequently, I've learned to master the art of being grounded. Whether its an epsom salt bath, meditation or just a short nature walk, there are many spiritual and physical ways to ground oneself.
Too often in the west we are concerned about diet from a caloric lens. We don't want to eat anything with too much salt, sugar, fat or carbohydrates. In the east, or other cultures, they are primarily concerned about food from a nutritional or medicinal lens. In some countries, like Eastern Europe, vegetables are only available during the summer season and live off pickled vegetables during the winter months.
Carrots, a root vegetable aides in the grounding process of our existence.
Carrot salad is a common side dish in many European cultures. All have their own version, and I recreated a form of carrot salad with Daiya's vegan plain Greek yogurt since they sent me a product sample. They did not pay me for this post.
Food is medicine, and even during the winter months we crave a mix of raw and cooked produce. With something simple and something sweet, this is a "four-seasons" salad for everyone to enjoy. If you desire a sweeter flavor, either add more sugar or try the vanilla yogurt, but it will alter the flavor.
From me to you, have a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you find whatever to be thankful for in life, God and in this world.
Dairy Free Carrot Raisin Salad
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Soaking Time: 30+ minutes
1 cup raisins, soaked in 1 cup of apple juice
7 large carrots, grated
1 5.3 ounce Daiya Plain Yogurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1.5 tsp sugar
In a bowl, soak the raisins in apple juice. Shred the carrots and mix all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Serve immediately or chilled after the refrigerator.
Check out my other side dish recipes. Enjoy!
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com