Hot & Cold Roasted Vegetable Salad

Greetings my Friday-goers! Hope you’re Friday goes great and you’re well ahead of your game plan for the weekend. 🙂

I know I am.

As I am attending a HUGE conference Saturday and Sunday with widely known authors, speakers and documentary filmmakers in the mindful spirituality, health, holistic, and sustainability lifestyles movements. It should be incredibly varied and pretty informative. Not to mention fun.

I’m actually going to see, specifically, one person who I fell in love with after watching her inspirational and motivating documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer. After watching Kris Carr’s movie of her battle (and victory) with cancer, several times, I made a full transition into a raw lifestyle, which I enjoyed for a year, after adding in a little more cooked foods. But her film started a whole new revolution of food knowledge for me, as well as a great outlet for healthy recipes!

I get her newsletters for her blog and website, Crazy Sexy Life and she announced that she would be coming to San Jose, CA, right around the corner from where I live. Needless to say, there was no way I wasn’t going to this.

Her energy for life and passion for healthy living is contagious and she completely embodies a person who loves and respects who she is. Kris has created quite an industry for herself, helping others find a healthy path for themselves, never pushing a way of life, only offering suggestions.

Anyway, that’s my game plan this weekend and I’m excited to report back after the two days of learning!

In the meantime, I’m leaving you with a fitting, veggie-filled recipe to try out.

This one is my take on Jamie Oliver’s Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad. This salad caught my attention because half of it was cooked, still warm, while it mingled with the other cold, raw half. It sounded tasty so I had to try it. Although I didn’t quite have all of the ingredients, I’m sure my version could stand up to a side-by-side taste test. 🙂

The hot and cold of this adds for an interesting dimension for your taste buds. And the dressing, or “rub” is divine! Enjoy!