Winter Wheat Berry Salad

It's that time of year again. Ahhh I love it. Softly falling snow, weekend baking, spiced gingerbread wafting through the air, friends and family gathering for laughs and hugs. It can also be the time of year when the most colorful thing on your plate are the red and green sprinkles on your sugar cookies. … Continue reading Winter Wheat Berry Salad

Strawberry Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing (vegan, oil-free)

The weather has turned tropical here, with temperatures creeping up to 90 and plenty of humidity. This kind of summer heat makes me want to forgo the heavy meals and fill my plate with fresh, juicy fruits and vegetables. Some may find this surprising, but I don't usually make too many salads. If I do, … Continue reading Strawberry Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing (vegan, oil-free)

Raw Carrot Walnut Raisin Salad with Creamy Almond Butter Dressing (with variations)

It's amazing how an extra 25 degrees and several more minutes of daylight can make you feel like Spring is right around the corner. This weekend it's been a balmy 45 degrees (7 degrees C) and I'm just trying not to get over-excited. The snow is melting, my light weight coat came back out, and … Continue reading Raw Carrot Walnut Raisin Salad with Creamy Almond Butter Dressing (with variations)

Fall into Winter Salad with Roasted Beets, Fennel, Persimmons, and a Creamy Tahini Maple Dressing

This vibrant salad proves that your meals don't have to be bland in the winter months. You can still eat a fresh, colorful, veggie and fruit filled salads bursting with flavor and beautifying nutrients. When I first made this salad I wasn't sure all of these distinct flavors would mesh, but I was so surprised how … Continue reading Fall into Winter Salad with Roasted Beets, Fennel, Persimmons, and a Creamy Tahini Maple Dressing

Beautifying Summer Kale Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Currants (Oil-Free)

A recent trip to our local farmer's market prompted me to create a bright, summery, sweet and tart kale salad. There's something about big bunches of fresh greens at a market that spurs me to buy not one or two, but usually three different varieties. I try to use kale and other greens in a … Continue reading Beautifying Summer Kale Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Currants (Oil-Free)

Mom’s Tempeh Chk’n Salad

Cooked tempeh cubes are combined with crunchy carrots and celery, scallions, parsley, grapes, and walnuts, then tossed with my creamy, oil-free vegan (and raw) Healthy Mayo, for a tasty summer salad/sandwich filling that rivals surpasses it's conventional counterparts! I'm so excited to share one of my favorite recipes today, which comes from my dear, sweet … Continue reading Mom’s Tempeh Chk’n Salad

Minted Strawberry and Avocado Beauty Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients: 2-3 cups of fresh hulled and halved strawberries 1 large avocado, cut into chunks or slices 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 1/2 a lime Balsamic Glaze 1 cup balsamic vinegar Instructions: Make your glaze. Simply bring the vinegar to a low boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Keep an eye on … Continue reading Minted Strawberry and Avocado Beauty Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Quick “Pickled” Jicama with Ginger and Lime: A Healthy, Tangy, Crunchy Snack, Side, or Condiment

When I brought home a lovely pachyrhizus erosus (a.k.a. jicama) a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't sure just what I was going to do with it. Not because I didn't have ideas, but because I couldn't decide which one to try. Baked jicama fries? Raw jicama fries? Roasted jicama? Spicy raw jicama chips? Stir-fry? Jicama … Continue reading Quick “Pickled” Jicama with Ginger and Lime: A Healthy, Tangy, Crunchy Snack, Side, or Condiment

Radish, Pea, and Mint Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

That's right, I'm jumping right from heavenly cupcakes, to healthful veggies. It has been far too long since I posted a salad here. Like, 5 months too long. Actually, I've only ever posted one measly salad on this site (a dandy, though... my fall favorite, Warm Smoky-Maple Kale Salad with Apples and Sweet Potatoes). Well, … Continue reading Radish, Pea, and Mint Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

Warm Smoky-Maple Kale Salad with Sweet Potato and Apple

Dark orange pie pumpkins, bright yellow and deep-golden acorn squash, juicy red and green apples, garnet yams... My  kitchen is beginning to look like a fall cornucopia!  I've always loved this time of year, and writing this blog and sharing my recipes has made me appreciate the harvest season's produce even more.  Everywhere I go, … Continue reading Warm Smoky-Maple Kale Salad with Sweet Potato and Apple