Often we can use anger at others or ourselves for the “spilt milk” or “small stuff” as an excuse for sabotaging our health by eating less-than-nourishing food. Battling your food addictions is something worth putting your energy into. Take back control and turn your anger into self-love by eating foods that will improve your health and your mood such as the recipe below.
- 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon walnut oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 bunch beets (about 1 pound), scrubbed and roasted
- 1 pink grapefruit
- 1 medium-size or large ripe but firm Hass avocado, sliced
- 2 tablespoons slivered fresh basil
- Mix together the lemon or lime juice, the ground cumin seeds, salt, pepper and Dijon mustard. Whisk in the walnut oil and olive oil.
- Peel the roasted beets, and slice or cut in wedges. Toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing.
- Cut away both ends of the grapefruit so that it sits flat on your work surface. Cut the skin and pith completely away from the fruit, following the natural curve of the fruit from top to bottom. Hold the grapefruit in your hand over a bowl to catch the juice, and cut away each segment from between the membranes.
- Arrange the beets in the center of a platter, and surround with the grapefruit and avocado slices.
- Drizzle on the remaining dressing, and drizzle any grapefruit juice in the bowl over the grapefruit and avocado. Sprinkle on the basil, and serve.
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