One of my favorite things to eat on those long days when my last meal of the day comes around 10pm is a big fat salad! They fill me up, but don't weigh me down too much before bedtime. My salad creations have been greatly inspired by Dara Dubinet - I love to watch her YouTube videos on my laptop as I'm preparing my own meals in the kitchen. Nowadays I think of my salads as works of art and enjoy their complexity of flavors and unique textures. And there's something wonderful in knowing that each one will never be the same as the one before. Below is a variation on a theme of one of my go-to salads...
2 to 3 cups of baby arugula
4 to 5 fresh green figs
a handful of raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon pumpkin seed oil or raw hemp seed oil