posts tagged "salad"

Arugula Cucumber Salad with Lemon Dressing

Posted on September 3, 2013

Nothing like fresh green vegetables to boost your health and happiness –this salad is a great choice any time of year!

Arugula. Cucumbers. Olive Oil. Lemon. Salt. What could be easier?! I like to make this super healthy, yet simple salad for festive meals such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur Breakfast or Passover Seder. I also will serve it on a Friday night when we’re having an easy, casual dinner firing up some burgers on the backyard grill.

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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.

Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples

Posted on January 26, 2010

The other night I had the privilege of eating this amazing gluten free salad at Frasca, a fabulous restaurant in downtown Boulder. Their salad however, had salami, while mine, for a little hit of protein, contains walnuts.

I served this salad with dinner Sunday night while my 3 boys (2 children and husband) watched the NFL playoffs.  Dinner (and this salad) were a hit (even though the Jets lost).

Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples

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1 head radicchio, thinly sliced
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Creamy Onion Salad Dressing

Posted on December 1, 2009

This Creamy Onion Salad Dressing does have a bit of a zing to it, I admit.  I like it though, as it’s somewhat warming during the cold winter spell we’re having.  My younger son liked this gluten free dressing so much that he not only ate it on his salad last night, he drizzled it over his chicken, declaring it a winner.

The inspiration for this recipe came from Diana Rattray’s Sweet Onion Salad Dressing over at About.com’s Southern Food section.

It’s ... read more →

Kaleslaw

Posted on October 13, 2009

My garden is overflowing with kale so I am looking for creative ways to serve it to the boys.  Of course, their favorite kale dish is the Kale Salad with Cranberries, however, we can’t have that every night so I came up with this delicious gluten free Kaleslaw.  The boys liked it and ate some, I myself had about 4 bowls of it –addictive I’d say.

Kaleslaw

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2 heads kale, any variety
4 large carrots
¼ cup marcona almonds, coarsely chopped

Chiffonade the kale ... read more →

Summer Squash Salad

Posted on August 10, 2009

My husband and I guzzled this summer squash salad last night at dinner.  We had a massive feast of vegetables and salmon (the boys picked at dinner, though did just fine all in all).  Along with the salad, we grilled the salmon, eggplant, red peppers and broccoli.  Fresh fruit for dessert –cherries, apricots and strawberries.

It was a lot of fun.  Making it even better was the fact that my husband and I went grocery shopping together in the afternoon (love ... read more →

Fourth of July Barbecue

Posted on July 1, 2009

I’ve had several people request Fourth of July picnic and barbecue menus from me in the last week.  Here’s a simple assortment of easy dishes that you can make for a fun fourth.

Gluten Free Fourth of July Menu
Iced Tea
Crudite with Sesame Dip
Mixed greens with Green Goddess Dressing
Simple Fruit Salad
Hot Dogs
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free Dairy Free)

I still haven’t quite decided what we’ll be doing for our Fourth of July festivities, though with the boys at prime fireworks viewing age, ... read more →

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 →

Chinese Chicken Salad

Posted on June 22, 2009

We’ve been eating quite a lot of salad lately, and being the protein addict that I am, I’m constantly looking for new ways to make it into a full dinner.

I was first introduced to Chinese Chicken Salad years ago, by my dear friend Helen.  We’ve been friends now for close to 30 years and good salad is only one of the many things she has taught me about.  My version is a little different from hers, since she’s not gluten ... read more →

Asian Salad Dressing

Posted on June 19, 2009

This Asian Dressing is a family favorite.  Now that our garden is in full gear we are having home grown salads at least once a day.  In order to keep things interesting, I’ve come up with a variety of salad dressings and this one has stuck.  I kid you not when I say that the boys fight over the last drops.

So, here you have it!

Asian Salad Dressing

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¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon ume plum vinegar
1 tablespoon agave ... read more →

Pear Parsley Salad Dressing

Posted on June 8, 2009

I have a huge parsley plant in our backyard that came back from last year and so have been looking for ways to utilize this super nutritious green herb in different dishes.  I came up with this Pear Parsley Dressing which my family enjoyed quite a bit.  The inspiration for this delicious gluten-free dressing came from the lovely Daniela of Daniela’s Kitchen.

While she served her Pear Dressing over arugula and fennel, I chose to serve mine over a bed of ... read more →

Umeboshi Cucumber Dressing

Posted on May 30, 2009

We are having friends over tomorrow evening for a small barbecue and I will be serving this easy, delicious, tangy salad dressing over fresh greens from our garden.

We started our garden very early and have planted literally dozens of green veggies in it.  The boys are enjoying the many different types of kale that are now growing like weeds.  I am particularly fond of the bitter greens –mustard and arugula.  My husband loves them all and asks for a bigger ... 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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Cobb Salad

Posted on April 29, 2009

With a few edits to the classic Cobb, this tasty traditional salad becomes nutritious high protein fare packed with healthy veggies.  This Cobb Salad is a great make ahead dish.  Prepare individual ingredients earlier in the day or the night before and then assemble the salad just before serving.

Traditionally, blue cheese is one of the main ingredients in Cobb Salad, however, I’ve eliminated this ingredient to create a delicious dairy-free dinner.  Of course, Cobb Salad is traditionally gluten-free, so that was ... 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 →