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 […]

Simple Purple Cabbage and Creamy Avocado Salad

This Tropical Grilled Pineapple Salad with Creamy Mango, Avocado and Fresh Lime Dressing is both oil free and vegan! Tropical Grilled Pineapple Salad with Creamy Mango Avocado Lime Dressing Oh my goodness I am one busy girl.  Not only has work been crazy but I’m also taking care of a […]

Tropical Grilled Pineapple Salad with Creamy Mango, Avocado and Fresh ...

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 […]

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

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 […]

Greek Salad with Herbed Tofu Feta

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegan dish paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections. This is the camping edition where I did the wine tasting along with my parents and my friend Justine while camping near Savannah last weekend. Several years ago I made a […]

Wine Down Wednesday – Sautéed Eggplant Caponata Salad (Camping Edition!)

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My favorite Salad. A while back when I first was cutting out meat and dairy, I created this salad that I swear is one of the simplest and most delicious salads I’ve created yet. It’s chewy, salty, sweet, nutty and has the “smack” factor of the balsamic. The second best thing? It’s only […]

Peanut Butter, Barley and Raisin Salad with Balsamic Vinegar – ...

Last season I created this unexpected recipe to utilize the gorgeous tops of my fresh carrots from the farm.  I just couldn’t bear to throw them away!  Since I got a few bunches with my last pick up I had to create it once again, this time using some chickpeas to create […]

Blast From the Past – Carrot Top Tabbouleh Redo – ...

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 […]

Coconut Tahini Cabbage Salad

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 […]

Kale with Walnut Pesto, Raisins, Pepitas and Pine Nuts

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 into an 30 degree mountain stream. Finally by morning the bed was warm from body heat, but I couldn’t feel […]

Florida Winter Potato 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 […]

Carrot, Pepper, Raisin and Pumpkin Seed Goddess Salad

My goodness I’m running behind with my posting! I hope you can forgive me…life has been crazy lately.  Before I get to my FABULOUS “turkey” tempeh I made for Thanksgiving I’ll share some of the photos from our weekend trip to the Keys right before the holiday. We stay at […]

Weekend in Islamorada and my makeshift Strawberry, Green Bean and ...

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 […]

Black Eyed Peas

Happy Friday  Just a super quick post because I miss ya. And ‘cause I threw this together for a pot luck at work and I got lots of requests for the recipe.  And ‘cause I’m proud of myself for throwing together a season appropriate recipe that people actually liked that […]

Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread

One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we will be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the next three nights for our 10th anniversary.  This is really the second major trip my hubby Chris and I have taken where we fly out […]

(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

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 […]

Crunchy Kale Fattoush

I don’t know about you, but I loathe unloading the dishwasher.  It was so horrible that until recently would actually hand wash the dishes in the sink rather than unload the dishwasher.  Why the avoidance?  Because I had about 300 different plastic containers shoved in the “plastic container cabinet” with mismatched lids, brands […]

Peanut Butter, Barley, Apple, Raisin Salad.

  There is still one more day to leave a comment to win a Table for Two!  Click here for details. ——————————————————— Hypothetically speaking you could be invited to a BBQ today and be asked to bring a salad or “whatever is easy”. Brain wracking ensues to be sure that […]

Spinach Caprese Salad with Sun Dried Tomato and Balsamic Vinaigrette