posts tagged "nut free salad"

Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Posted on August 9, 2011

There’s nothing like a refreshing salad on a hot summer’s day; this gluten free Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette hits the spot.  Finding gluten free salad is easy (arugula and raspberries don’t contain gluten).  Finding gluten free salad dressing is another story altogether.

Gluten lurks in the strangest places.  And salad dressing can contain various binders and flavorings (such as soy sauce) that are not gluten free.  That’s why I like to make my salad dressings from scratch –it’s a lot ... read more →

Spicy Slaw

Posted on July 26, 2010

I’m slightly obsessed with coleslaw these days, especially any coleslaw made with purple cabbage which I find to be delectably sweet and crunchy.  I’m always craving a good crunch in my food.

I like to serve this spicy slaw with my Turkey Burgers from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook or my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken.

Spicy Slaw

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½ head purple cabbage, shredded
1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
7 drops ... read more →

Asparagus Basil Salad

Posted on July 1, 2010

This super healthy Asparagus Basil Salad is a not just nutritious, it’s a treat for the palate.  Trust me, it’s delectable, especially right now using wonderfully ripe vegetables at peak season. I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine.  Actually, I didn’t find it, our family friend Mrs. Rose found it and made it for Mr. Rose’s 75th birthday, a fabulous little gathering that the boys and I attended when we were in Davis, California visiting my folks a couple of ... read more →

Cucumber Salad

Posted on June 25, 2010

The name of this cucumber salad really could be Bubby’s Cucumber Salad.  I learned to make it from my father’s mother, an immigrant to this country, and an amazing woman.  She helped my Dad’s father run their butcher shop and was quite the business woman from what I can gather.

Raw Kale Shiitake Salad

Posted on June 30, 2009

The other night I went to a fabulous event in Boulder hosted by Bauman College. During this evening one of the graduates from Bauman’s chef program did a great cooking demo for a raw kale salad with shiitake mushrooms (it had a number of other ingredients as well).

The next day, I was determined to make my a version of my own. Before that evening, I had not thought of eating raw mushrooms, however, after tasting the Bauman salad, ... read more →

Simple Fruit Salad

Posted on May 21, 2009

My children love to have fruit salad as an after school snack.  I often serve it to them with organic yogurt, adding a bit of vanilla and agave nectar to the yogurt.

It’s just about fruit season here in Colorado and everything is starting to look luscious.  We have strawberries ripening on the plants in the front yard and peaches (still green) on our peach tree in the back.  Right now however, even though I’m harvesting mountains of kale and ... read more →

No Potato Salad

Posted on May 11, 2009

This healthier gluten free potato salad is perfect for picnics and barbecues.  Replacing potato with cauliflower is a trick that I learned from the “low-carbers.”  And it is a good one!

In the winter, I often make mashed cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes.  Now, in spring, it is wonderful to have this no potato salad made from cauliflower.  We’ll be having it tonight with grilled turkey burgers and green salad from our garden.

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1 head cauliflower
2 stalks celery, ... read more →

Orange Arugula Salad

Posted on April 24, 2009

This delicious salad is full of a variety of flavors.  The arugula is a buttery, bitter green and the oranges are sweet, sour and tangy.  Spiking dinner salads with fruit is a great trick when it comes to getting children enthused about eating their greens.  Works pretty well on green-phobic adults as well.  My boys devoured this salad right alongside my husband and myself the other night at dinner.

This Orange Arugula Salad paired with Mustard Lime Chicken makes a delightful ... read more →

Kale Salad with Grapefruit

Posted on March 24, 2009

Take a look at the picture above.  No, that’s not a floating grapefruit. If you look closely, you can see the tip of my younger son’s fingers lifting a grapefruit from the bowl of salad. This quick and easy (and of course gluten-free) salad is delicious anytime of year, though perfect right now as we approach the end of citrus season.

Kale Salad with Grapefruit

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1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 lime
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
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Raw Kale Salad

Posted on January 16, 2009

While the boys were on break during the holidays we got really into kale. My older one prefers his steamed and tops it with ume plum vinegar and toasted sesame oil. The little one, however, joins us in eating my raw kale concoctions.

These raw salads are super healthy, crunchy and quite delicious. We are hooked on them.

Raw Kale Salad

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1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon red onion, ... read more →

Cabbage Orange Salad

Posted on January 2, 2009

Unfortunately, the incoming Obama administration has potentially failed those of us that want to see a food revolution.  Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa (and a good friend of multinational food corporations such as Monsanto) has been nominated Secretary of Agriculture.  Rather than the promised change, we are facing more of the same.  This is a problem.

To block confirmation of Vilsack, you can sign this online petition coordinated by the Organic Consumers Association.  It will be sent to the President elect’s ... read more →

Pomegranate Salad

Posted on September 26, 2008

With only two more days until erev Rosh Hashanah I am putting the final touches on the planning phase of our holiday feast.  Soon much cooking and celebrating will begin.

Today I made this tangy pomegranate salad.  During dinner my children coveted the pomegranate seeds and needed a bit of convincing to eat the spicy greens –in the end my husband and I ate the bulk of the salad greens and for once let them indulge in the fruit portion somewhat ... read more →

Zucchini Carpaccio

Posted on August 22, 2008

Zucchini overload? I have the answer for you. Zucchini carpaccio. My husband loves this dish. I make it every summer just about this time when we are in zucchini overwhelm. It is quick and easy to make, with somewhat elegant results. And you don’t need fancy equipment (no mandolins used here) just a sharp knife and decent cutting skills.

Here in zucchini-land we are enjoying the last days of summer vacation. The boys have ... read more →

Jicama, Beet and Carrot Salad

Posted on August 12, 2008

Don’t try this at home! I highly recommend keeping the animals far away from the food. My little bunny lives in our house –he roams the family room and kitchen and he thinks he’s a dog.

He kept me company today during hours of culinary exploration. As I chopped mountains of vegetables, every now and then I threw him a scrap under the kitchen table. Today he dined on parsley, jicama peels, carrot tops and celery.

He became quite ... read more →

Coleslaw

Posted on July 8, 2008

We had a quiet July 4th celebration with Martha, her daughter Erin and a friend of Erin’s named Sarah Rose. These two girls go to the same school as my boys so they all had a great time bouncing on the trampoline in our backyard while Martha and I made a couple of salads and “readied” the organic turkey dogs. My husband, just back from a week in the Grand Canyon with our younger son, manned the grill.

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Cherry Arugula Solstice Salad

Posted on June 20, 2008

The boys were buzzed this afternoon –their hair that is. Now the little baldies will be nice and cool in the warm weather.

It hasn’t been all that hot though lately. In fact, we’ve had many cloudy afternoons and so far this summer haven’t made it to the pool yet. I have a feeling that once the summer solstice passes we’ll get a good dose of hot weather and go for late afternoon swims at the community pool before ... read more →

Cherry Orange Salad

Posted on July 26, 2007

My boys love this salad. Packed with fruit and full of good greens, they just can’t say no to this one.

Cherry Orange Salad

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4 cups mesclun greens
3 oranges, sliced into triangle wedges
1 cup cherries, pitted and cut in half
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Place greens, orange triangles and cherries in a medium salad bowl
Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar
Toss and serve

Serves 6

This gluten-free salad is a hit at barbecues, picnics and potlucks.

Cucumber Mango Salad

Posted on May 10, 2007

This is one of my favorite healthy fruit and veggie salads for a hot sunny day.

This quick and easy salad recipe is a healthy addition to any gluten free dinner. The unique combination of a vegetable (cucumber) and a fruit (mango) makes a healthy and appetizing salad that appeals to kids and grown ups.

We’ve just come into another burst of warm weather, so I’ve been spending more time on the front porch watching my boys play and of ... read more →

Sunflower Sprout Salad

Posted on April 1, 2007

Sunflower greens and sprouts are as high in protein as chicken!

Sunflower Sprout Salad made with tomatoes, fresh garden greens and freshly squeezed lemon juice is a quick and easy side dish for any healthy dinner. If you are inundated with greens from the farmers market this healthy sprout salad is the answer.

After an unusually long, snowy winter here in Colorado, we have been blessed with warmer weather. The sun was shining today as I sat on my porch, read ... read more →