posts tagged "salad"

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 […]

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 […]

Tuscan White Bean Salad

Posted on July 22, 2008

It has been so hot here –Sunday was a scorching 104 degrees. Because of the toasty weather, I’ve been looking for quick, cool ways to get hits of protein.

Really, all I want to eat is fruit and lemon slushes these days. However, this white bean concoction has been a winner for the family during this hot spell. The boys have been scarfing it down plain and in quesadillas. My younger son absolutely loves it as does […]

Spicy Walnut Vinaigrette

Posted on June 27, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Usually I plant my garden on Mother’s Day with my husband and the boys –it is their annual gift to me.

This year, we did things a bit differently. We had someone help us with the yard and basically ripped all the flowers out of the beds and replanted with edibles. This took place before May began and gave us a good jump on the season. By the beginning of June we were reaping […]

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 […]

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. […]

Kale with Gomasio

Posted on November 29, 2007

I’ve been laying low since Thanksgiving, cleaning my house with abandon, giving away everything the boys and I don’t use. That said, in between sorting stuff and testing desserts for the upcoming holidays, I’ve been relying on some staple seasonal vegetable dishes to take me through the dark season.

This is an easy, family favorite. Just steam the kale and sprinkle with gomasio.

Kale with Gomasio

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1 bunch kale
2 cups sesame seeds
1 tablespoon celtic sea salt

Rinse the kale, slice into ribbons and steam […]

Chicken Salad with Almonds

Posted on August 29, 2007

Tonight’s project was a gluten free chicken salad with almonds.

Even though the days of August are long and hot, the month seems to speed by every year, and this year has been no different.

Today the boys started school and my older son had his first viola lesson. He locked the viola case to keep his little brother out. When we arrived at the lesson, he realized that he had forgotten the key, leaving it at home in its “secret […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kale with Cranberries

Posted on February 22, 2007

More kale mom!

Say hello to Kale with Cranberries! This salad recipe contains: kale, a cancer fighting superfood packed with flavonoids; cranberries, high in vitamin C; and pine nuts, the edible seed of the pine tree, and higher in protein than any other seed.

My boys fight over this one. The four of us can finish off the 2 bunches of kale that the recipe calls for in one sitting. Even when their dad is not home for dinner, the three of […]

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 […]