Category for salads
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.
Arugula Cucumber Salad with Lemon ... read more →
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 →
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.
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 stevia
½ ... read more →
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 →
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.
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 →
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
1 head radicchio, thinly sliced
½ head frisee, ... read more →
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.
2 heads kale, any variety
4 large carrots
¼ cup marcona almonds, coarsely chopped
Chiffonade the kale into ... read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
No Potato Saladprint
1 head cauliflower
2 stalks celery, diced
1 ... read more →
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 →
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
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 grapefruit, ... read more →
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
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →