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…

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…

Brave and Beautiful – Body Image

I attended a conference yesterday in the city called #140 State of YOU Conference where I had the pleasure hearing Caroline Rothstein, a poet, a writer and a body empowerment advocate, speak so beautifully and bravely about her eating disorder and her struggles with her body and relationship to food. It was one of those…

Sesame Seed Soba Salad

 Ingredients: 1 teaspoon pine nuts 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons natural cane sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons shoyu,tamari, or soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons mirin 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Fine-grain sea salt 12 ounces soba noodles (usually one package) 12…

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…