Watermelon Radish & Pickled Cherries

Sweet Kale Salad Mix (green cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussel sprouts, & radicchio) Watermelon radish Shallot Rhubarb Marinated, baked firm tofu (pomegranate molasses, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Dijon, red wine vinegar, za’atar) Crunchy dried peas Pickled cherries (red wine vinegar, distilled vinegar, sugar, salt, shallot, ground toasted spices – cinnamon, black pepper, fennel, mustard seed, star anise,…

Mint, Jicama, & Apricot Coleslaw

Hot days require cooling crunch, don’t they?  I love the crisp, clean flavor of fresh jicama, and when it’s paired with fresh mint and a bright, citrusy dressing, it’s elevated to a simple, yet purely delicious, summertime treat. I wanted to feature jicama in slaw this week and the pairing of colorful, mildly bitter purple…

Carrot Slaw

Coleslaw doesn’t have to be  a cabbage-centered, overly goopy salad.  Shredded carrots in a tangy, spicy, vinaigrette make for a tasty, unexpected change.  It’s kind of funny, too, because as I was enjoying this salad, I thought to myself: “this is what carrot cake would/could taste like if it ever decided to become a salad.” …

Spinach & Artichoke Hearts

I absolutely crave briny artichoke hearts!  With a limited amount of time for salad prep a few weeks back, I found myself relying, as I often do when crunched for time, on Costco.  A hug bag of washed spinach leaves, a 6 pack of red/yellow/orange bell peppers, and a tub of mini heirloom tomatoes served…

Orange Bell Pepper Coleslaw

A little bit of crisper drawer cleaning was required last Saturday; I try to use up the last of the veggies before they are too far gone and I had, as most of us do, a little of this and a little of that from the preceding weeks’ meals.  Plus, a perfectly ripe avocado that…

Minty Slaw with Black Grapes

I could eat a variation on coleslaw any time of the year, but hot summer days seem to demand a refreshing, crunchy slaw, don’t you think? On a recent trip to Lee Lee, I found myself standing over the refrigeration unit that is always jam packed with an amazing variety of mint and its cousins. …

Sushi Roll Salad

As much as I love making my own sushi rolls for lunch, sometimes the steps and myriad of components needed to put together plump rolls is too overwhelming.  Faced with mountains of commitments right now, I needed a simple way to answer the cravings I’ve been having for all the tasty goodness of sushi. Then…

Creamy Ginger Coleslaw

Cabbage Celery Green onions Quorn Chik’n Cubes (shredded) Corn Nuts Cilantro Mint Dressing: Sour cream Rice wine vinegar Dijon mustard Fresh ginger Fresh garlic Cilantro Mint Agave syrup Coriander Salt Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids On a warm spring day, eating in the shade outside, a cool, crunchy slaw with a little ginger bite, fragrant springtime…

Grilled Veggies with Honey Mustard Balsamic Dressing

Nothing says “nice weather” like firing up the grill, don’t you think?  An easy to put together salad combines pre-washed, bagged baby spinach with grilled vegetables, hard boiled eggs, and crunchy roasted pistachios.  The dressing came together quickly too; simply by whisking honey Dijon mustard with balsamic vinegar for a slightly sweet, tangy kiss. Spinach…

Cauliflower Rice with Black Beans, Tangerines, & Ginger

I’m new to the world of cauliflower rice.  I’ve “riced” heads of cauliflower a couple of times, primarily to use in my nori rolls, but with life busier than I’d like these days, I’m on the lookout for ways to keep my veggie intake up but with a little less work on my part.  Thus,…