posts tagged "vegan 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 →

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 →

Asian Slaw

Posted on April 27, 2010

I am on a coleslaw roll.  In fact, my children are so tired of coleslaw that they have begged me to stop making it; I made coleslaw with dinner every night last week and just can’t get enough crunchy cabbage.

One afternoon last week, I put out a query on Twitter (my favorite e-venue to hang out these days, I’m over there quite a bit chatting with people real time) to find out people’s favorite coleslaw recipes.  Jenn Cuisine responded with ... read more →

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
½ head frisee, ... 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 →

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, finely ... 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 →

Peach Arugula Salad

Posted on September 12, 2008

The 8th graders at Shining Mountain Waldorf School held a huge peach sale this week and we participated by ordering two cases.  Today, the boys and I picked up 40 pounds of luscious local Colorado peaches after dismissal.  Hands and faces sticky with juice, the boys dug in before we made it to the car.

Now, we are in peach heaven, flush with fruit.  Accordingly, I have been rifling through recipes to find a variety of ways to put our massive ... 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.

My ... read more →

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 →

Spinach Salad with Pistachios

Posted on May 13, 2008

Well, Mother’s Day was gorgeous. A warm and balmy 70°, we went for a lovely hike and after that, I prepared a big dinner for my husband, the boys, our friends Chris and Larry and their little ones. We had Chicken Marbella (delicious) and a big spinach salad. Chris helped me to surreptitiously photograph the salad above as the hub does not like it when I take food pics whilst we have guests visiting for a meal. ... 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 →

Spinach Salad

Posted on January 31, 2007

More Spinach Salad, Mom!

This salad recipe with spinach is a good way to get the little ones their greens. Child friendly, it’s wonderfully healthy Paleo/primal fare.

Children eat salad? Yes, it’s true. The boys eat this in heaps. The secret is fruit. My boys love fruit. I can generally get them to eat anything if I spike it with a little bit of fruit and insist they finish an entire portion before they get more. Common sense approach to avoiding ... read more →