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Peanut Butter, Barley and Raisin Salad with Balsamic Vinegar – The Best Salad Ever!

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 five ingredients. (with the apple, […]


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 of the About Me tab-still […]


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 is yum! If you haven’t […]


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


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 a lettuce free salad already […]


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 Black Eyed Peas.  (Cows, dogs, […]