Category Archives : Salad


Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad 4

The moment one learns the joy of cooking is the moment things get interesting. A whole world opens up. Recipes, cookbooks, classes, TV shows and food blogs. It can be a bit overwhelming to the point that there are so many recipes you would like to create you ask, what will I create next? How do I […]

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Feisty Vegan Taco Salad

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Vegan Taco Salad Do you love traveling? I have to say that I do enjoy some travel but leaving home weekly would be tough – my life is so crazy that I savor the quiet minutes at home. When the travel bug does happen to hit me, one of the very first things I do […]


Layer it up! Recipes in a jar, 2 Ways – Kale Maple Blueberry Smoothie Parfait and Kale and Quinoa Salad in a Jar 10

“Leaving the tiny Bed and Breakfast in the English countryside we looked at our bill and it listed charges for water and electricity.  We walked to our tiny car, hopped in and wound our way through the narrow streets, lined with 10 foot hedgerows and finally managed to find a grocery store – where they […]

Kale Maple Blueberry Smoothie Parfait

Gingery Kale and Quinoa Power Salad with Garlic Herb Cashews

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This month my favorite natural food store, Native Sun Natural Foods Market, has quinoa on sale in the bulk bin – so I hope you are all ok with a few quinoa posts!  Quinoa IS one of the trendy foods of 2013, so just think, we’ll be ahead of the curve. This is one of […]


Fresh & Crisp Collard Tofu Wraps for One 7

After all the crazy eating over the holidays – cookies, heavy meals, wine and empty carbs…..it’s time to detox! I love using fresh collard greens as a wrap for delicious fillings.  It adds a nice crunch as well as lots of vitamins, fiber and nutrients. One of my goals for this year is to incorporate […]

Crisp Collard Wrap

Broccoli Stem Salad with Creamy Garlic Tarragon Sauce

Broccoli Stem Salad with Creamy Garlic Tarragon Sauce – Don’t Throw Those Broccoli Stems Away! 6

How many times do we throw food away and not think about it? According to the EPA “More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste (MSW). In 2010 alone, more than 34 million tons of food waste was generated, with only three percent diverted from landfills and incinerators […]


Kicking off the New CSA Season with a Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad and a How-To Video on Storage and Prep 3

Yesterday was our FIRST delivery of the CSA season and what a great start! In our bags we got squash, onions, broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, bok choy, peppers, radishes, beans, lettuce, purple kale and more. To celebrate – by popular request, I am posting my very first video on how to store and prep kale and lettuce! […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad

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Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing 1

You don’t eat meat or dairy?  What DO you eat?  Even though it has now been about a year, I am still asked this question regularly. Folks still think that when animal food are cut out, that there is nothing to eat or whatever is left is cardboard! Does this salad look like cardboard?  Heck […]


Crisp Cabbage and Creamy Avocado Salad with Falafel “Croutons” and Annie’s Goddess Dressing

You know when you come across something that is so good you just want to eat it all the time?  For me it is still that salad I told you about a few posts ago- the simple purple cabbage and creamy avocado.  But last night I was looking for a bit more protein, so I came up […]

Falafel Salad

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I find cabbage to be a bit intimidating and I’m not sure why.  Kohlrabi and daikon radish have had no problems making it to my plate, but that darn cabbage will reside in its refrigerator drawer, giving me a sneer every time I open the door. Ha!  You don’t know WHAT to do with me! It’s […]