Super Salad Saturday – Week 2

Three Simple Salads for an all day salad extravaganza!!   BREAKFAST: Mix together spinach, blueberries, nectarine, avocado, lime juice and soaked almonds. Add a hard boiled egg on top and viola! LUNCH: Cube smoked tofu, then brush it with a mixture of honey and orange juice; broil until browned. Toss with chopped cucumbers, radishes and…

Super Salad Saturday

Basic Green & Avocado Salad 1 bunch of Kale, or another type of green, washed and ripped into small pieces ½ lemon Olive oil Sea salt or real salt ½ Avocado Beets Cucumber Nuts You can use this preparation of greens to make any salad combination that you like.  After greens have been washed and…

2 Cooling Summer Salads

Here are two cooling summer salads that make for an amazing side dish at your next BBQ.  Bok Choy Apple Slaw Prep time: 7 minutes Yield: 4 servings   Ingredients: 6 stalks bok choy (about 1/2 head), thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 granny smith apple, sliced 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds…

Summer Quinoa Salad

SUMMER QUINOA SALAD  Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1 cup carrot 1 cup green beans 1 cup organic tomato 1 cup yellow squash 1 cup organic great northern bean (canned) 1/2 cup Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette 2 tbsps yellow mustard 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp black pepper Directions: 1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly until water runs clear and drain. Add quinoa and water to a…

Topical Summer Strawberry & Kale Salad

This hearty and nutritious kale salad rocks some summer flare with tropical flavors, like creamy cashews, toasted coconut, and sweet strawberries. Tropical Summer Salad:  Makes salad for two 1 bunch lacinato (dinosaur) kale or curly kale, ribs removed and leaves chopped into small bite-sized pieces (I prefer lacinato kale) 1 cup hulled and sliced organic…

A Peachy Grain Salad

 Cucumber & Peach Barley Salad Recipe:    Ingredients 1 cup(s) pearl barley (you can use quinoa if you are gluten free) 1 3/4 cup(s) lower-sodium organic vegetable broth 1 1/4 cup(s) water 1 seedless cucumber (English) 2 ripe organic peaches 2 pint(s) organic cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup(s) packed fresh basil leaves 2 tablespoon(s) bragg’s cider vinegar 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil Salt Pepper 1…

Summer Sweet Potato Salad

Memorial Day Side Upgrades: Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams (cooked and cubed) 1/2 c. dried cranberries 1 small red onion 1/3 c. chopped almonds 2 Tbsp fresh parsley Dressing: 4 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp. dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Serves 6. Cube sweet potatoes, then…

Creamy Asparagus Soup – Dairy & Gluten Free!

  Spring is time for asparagus and with a bit of a chill in the air today I thought this Creamy Asparagus Soup* would make a great Meatless Monday meal. Creamy Asparagus Soup Tools: Large stock pot Blender Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, diced 1 bunch asparagus (about 25-30 stalks) 1 tbsp unrefined virgin coconut oil…

Healthy Tapas Ideas

Since Southern Spain is all about Tapas…I thought I would share some HEALTHY tapas ideas with you. Avocado toast: Thin slices of smoked tempeh and avocado on toast smeared with garlic aioli Figs with goat cheese: Fresh fig halves and stuffed with goat cheese Olives: Stuffed, marinated, or blended into a tapenade Ceviche: Raw firm-fleshed fish “cooked” in lime…

2 Healthy Sides for Passover

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers Ingredients 6 yellow bell peppers (any color will do) Organic quinoa 2 cups chopped crimini mushrooms 3 shallots, diced 1/2 bunch of kale, chopped, stems discarded 1 tbs. olive oil + extra for drizzle Kosher salt Pepper Directions Preheat oven to 350. Make quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat olive…