Salad


Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad 3

I’m kicking off the new CSA Season right with a Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad and a how-to video on storage and prep. 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, […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad

Fruited Salad

Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing 1

If you don’t eat meat or dairy? What DO you eat? This super yummy Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing of course. Pear Apple Salad Even though it’s been about a year, I am still asked this question regularly. Folks still think that when animal food are cut out, that […]


Simple Purple Cabbage and Creamy Avocado Salad 3

You’ll love the crunchy sweetness of purple cabbage and the creaminess of avocado in my Simple Purple Cabbage and Creamy Avocado Salad. 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 […]


Macro Acorn Squash Bowl with Mila, Massaged Kale and Tahini Sauce

One of the best things in life is meeting new people and experiencing new things.  Last Saturday was one of the most fun and memorable.  My friend Gregg, who has been supplying me the wines for the Wine Down Wednesday posts, and his wife Kerry (I hope that is the correct spelling!) had us over […]


Greek Salad with Herbed Tofu Feta 2

The day I was reading through my VegNews magazine I happened to be relaxing on a sunny day, kicking back in a lawn chair, clad in bathing suit and floppy hat when I came across the recipe for tofu feta.  It sounded so intriguing that I got up and made […]


Coconut Tahini Cabbage Salad

What do you think of my new look?  I had such a fun time playing around with photo shop to build my new logo and I’m even thinking of changing up the name of my blog to incorporate farming.  Baby steps though.   Also, I updated my tabs with the exception […]


Kale with Walnut Pesto, Raisins, Pepitas and Pine Nuts

Browsing through my favorite Forks Over Knives companion book, I came across an awesome kale recipe for kale with a walnut sauce.  Super simple and I had everything on hand.  I added some raisins, pine nuts and raw pepitas to add a sweet side to the salty tamari.  Oooo baby…this […]


Winter Potato Salad

Winter Potato Salad

Celebrate Florida winter produce any time of year with this creamy, tender winter potato salad. Growing up in the Northeast was tough.  Especially since my dad kept the heat just high enough to keep the pipes from freezing. At night I slept with five blankets-when I first got in bed it was like diving […]


Carrot, Pepper, Raisin and Pumpkin Seed Goddess Salad

What’s the first thing you think of when you make a salad? Lettuce, right? Have you ever tried to bring a salad to work and forgotten the dressing? Boooring. Or thought, I’ll just put a little on and discovered a mushy mess at lunch? Well here is a great solution-pack […]


Black Eyed Peas

My 3-year old and I made up a song about our trip to the farm last weekend since my description of the trip was turning out REALLY boring.  So here goes.   You have heard the story of Old McDonald, right?  This is the story of Old McFrancisco and his […]


Fall Panzanella

Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread

Some of the best recipes are unplanned. This Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread is one of those fun recipes that turned out so awesome I have to share! Happy Friday  Just a super quick post because I miss ya. And ‘cause I threw this together for a […]


(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Sweet, fresh and almost raw. This Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad is a quick tasty option for a light lunch. YUM!    One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we’ll be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the […]

Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Crunchy Kale Fattoush

I do believe I have discovered the dressing secret of my favorite salad at Mandaloun Mediterranean.  It is tart, tangy, sweet perfection and I think I figured it out by accident.  On a whim, while at the St Augustine Farmers Market I decided I would make a version of the […]