Archive | Salads RSS feed for this archive

Lemon Tahini Grab-and-Go Bowl

Okay, so this isn’t really a recipe.  It’s more like a bit of guidance.  Then you get to do what you want with it.  I love this bowl because on Sunday night, I cook the beets, chickpeas, sweet potatoes and quinoa. I then chop the kale and store all the ingredients in the separate containers […]

Continue Reading

Rosemary-Garlic-Dijon Red Potatoes (Vegan)

I have to tell you, I’m not really a potato salad kind of girl.  That doesn’t stop me from piling a big helping on my plate at every picnic and barbecue though.  The thing is, I love potatoes and I really want to love potato salad.  But it always seems bland and boring to me. I usually […]

Continue Reading

Greek Farro Salad (Vegan)

“Farro is an ancient grain making a huge comeback. It looks and tastes like wheat berries and has a nutty flavor.  You’ll also find plenty of nutrients such as B vitamins and protein (4 grams in 1/2 cup, cooked) as well as fiber.  You’ll also find it loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, lignans and betaine.   I love to use […]

Continue Reading

Raw Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing (Vegan)

“Spring is here but I find my daily cooking is still lingering on the winter side of things.  Seattle weather has been warm these past few days and a sunny 71 degree forecast in April is a nice little gift . . . that is until I stepped on the scale this morning and realized […]

Continue Reading
winter farro with roasted mushrooms and squash

Winter Farro with Roasted Mushrooms and Squash (Vegan)

“Farro is a grain that’s been enjoyed since ancient times. It’s high in fiber, protein and nutrients and absolutely delicious with a nutty, full flavor and an appealing chewy texture. Farro, also known as emmer, was one of the earliest domesticated crops in the Near East.  It was grown in Egypt and Mesopotamia and eventually […]

Continue Reading
Greek Lentils on Pita

Mediterranean Lentil Salad on Whole Wheat Pitas

“A bright and colorful Mediterranean-inspired mix of lentils, fresh bell pepper, tomatoes and spinach tossed in a garlic, olive oil and balsamic dressing and topped with a sprinkling of feta cheese.  You can eat this on its own or you can couple this with baked whole wheat pitas.  I love taking this to potlucks or gatherings and […]

Continue Reading
Garden Dill Pasta Salad

Garden Dill Pasta Salad

“A refreshing alternative to the oily pasta salads.  This dressing is made of a light vegan mayo blended with garlic, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and refreshing dill.  I love to make this with veggies I can’t find a use for in my refrigerator.  I love making it with broccoli florets, julienned carrots, red pepper, green onions and peas. […]

Continue Reading
Garden Dill Chickpea Salad

Easy Breezy Sides and One Dish “Bowls”

This time year is short on daylight hours and short on time.  That might leave you with little time to cook a “real” meal but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to resort to fast food or take-out.  When I am short on time I often find myself making what I often refer to as “Whole Foods Deli Cuisine”. […]

Continue Reading
Savory Wheat Berry Salad

Savory Wheat Berry Salad

“This is a recipe I found and slightly tweaked by Barefoot Contessa. There is something so delicious and satisfying about this recipe.  When you make it you’ll think it will be alright.  But when you taste it, its amazingly savory! The sauteed onions, olive oil and balsamic vinegar all play nicely in this dish.” Ingredients 1 cup hard […]

Continue Reading
Raw Kale Salad with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Raw Kale Salad with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

“Let kale and craberries stand on their own. A simple dressing and easy-to-make salad.” Ingredients 2 cups raw kale, destemmed Olive oil (to rub on kale) 20 pine nuts 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice Kosher Salt, pinch Pepper, pinch Directions Wash and dry kale. Dip fingers in small […]

Continue Reading