Last month, at the IDEA WORLD fitness convention I got the chance to witness change. Not only were there more vegan protein powder options, but there were vegan vendors, and vegan food demo’s at the nutrition stage. As I’m vegan and wanted to get as much information as possible I decided to check out a couple of the demo’s. Ok, ok, truth be told I knew there would be free food, and I figured I could sample some yummies. One of the booths that gave talks and demo’s was the Soy Foods Association of North America. They had a great booth, with yummy goodies, plus lots of information on Soy.
I always find it kinda weird that some people demonize Soy, yet continue to eat sausages, you know what goes into sausages right? Anyway, Soy Foods Assoc put paid to any naysayers with their scientific research and information. They really did a great job presenting information and having leaflets and brochure for people to take away at the Expo. Plus I got to meet Patricia Greenberg, the fitness gourmet, who has two books on Amazon with tasty recipes.
The one that stood out to me was the Tofu Summer salad with Soy Green Goddess Dressing. I admit that I have been trying some of my own homemade dressing concoctions and none of them were as tasty as this! I’ve been trying to make my own dressing to avoid the sodium and unpronounceable ingredients in processed dressings. So this is one I will be trying more in the future!
Soy Foods Green Goddess Dressing:
- 10 oz edamame
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 2 tbspn lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 sprigs fresh mint
- 6 leaves fresh basil
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine everything into a blender or food processor and then chill.
They have a TON of Meatless recipes on the Soy Foods website, including the ones above for the Goddess Dressing, and the tempeh BLT. Plus a few others I didn’t get to try at the expo. The raw date and chocolate soy butter granola bar looks delicious! Make sure to pop by and get inspired to add some soy to your diet, perfect for Meatless Mondays!
Have you tried soy?
I’ll be posting more info on soy in the future, dispelling myths and hopefully getting some recipes done!