Dreams & Pomegranate Potato Salad (Vegan)

I am a very happy girl these days! Success has finally found its way into my life, after months of financial uncertainty, and self-doubt. As a German-American, I

always dreamed of working from home, since that would allow me to travel to the States two months out of the year, and take my work with me. So, six months ago, I decided to quit my side job to finally make my dream of working from anywhere come true. I always loved to write, so I took my chances as a writer. 

But as with most things in life, immediate success did not knock on my door. Starting out in self-employed-writer-la-la-land actually sucked big time! I wrote to countless magazines and companies, and asked if they need any new freelance writers like me. I heard nothing back!

Nobody needed me and my uber-world-renowned-pulitzer-worthy writing skills. Great! I pitied my silly, little self quite a bit. Yay, being self-employed rocked! Not! But all of this changed about two months ago. All of the sudden people wanted to work with me, and I received one offer after another.

After months of self-doubt and financial struggles, being successful feels awesome! Now I am my own boss, and I work in the best office ever: My cozy, little studio apartment! I can travel wherever, and whenever I want - I don’t have to ask for anyone’s permission. Hello freedom! So, cheers to dreams coming true.

But now it’s time to focus on food. I love potato salad. Sadly, it often is loaded with huge amounts of oil or mayonnaise. So, I decided to create a healthy version, that is low in fat, and full of friendly, colorful veggies. If you’re worried potatoes might make you fat, and unhealthy, I have great news for you. They don’t! Fat does.

Potatoes also contain all the essential amino acids your body needs. Hard to believe? Then read Dr. John A. McDougall's book called “The Starch Solution”. He recommends a plant-based whole foods diet rich in starches, fruits and veggies and low in fat to help avoid cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other common illnesses. Weight loss is also guaranteed.

I started to follow his recommendations, and noticed changes quite fast. I have lost weight, and feel great! I still have the occasional sweet treat, but only about twice a week. And I avoid processed food as much as I can. In case you’re wondering, I have not been paid to write any of this, I am simply sharing my experiences. So, here’s the recipe for this low-fat, nutrient-rich vegan potato pomegranate salad:

380 g (13,4 oz) potatoes, sliced thinly

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1 Tbsp parsley, chopped finely

1 Tbsp onions, chopped finely

1/2 tsp garlic, chopped finely

1/4 pomegranate (use only the seeds)

Less than 1/2 avocado, diced

1 Tbsp apple vinegar

2 Tbsp water

Salt to taste

Peel, and cook your potatoes. Once their done cooking, drain them and let them cool down until they reach room temperature. Meanwhile prepare, and chop the other ingredients. Once your potatoes have cooled down slice them thinly, and add them to a bowl. Then add all the remaining ingredients, and mix briefly with a spoon. All done! Enjoy this yummy, healthy treat!

Love, Peppa.