Red Quinoa and Edamame Budha Bowl
In this Budha Bowl, I use red quinoa – well... just because it’s so pretty! As well as protein packed edamame and of course avocado! Dig in...It’s good for you!
Salad Topped with Bean Sprouts and Baby Corn
This is a fun twist on a classic green salad. I find the bean sprouts and baby corn give it a slightly Asian twist, but also add lots of fun texture and flavor!
Kale & Sweet Potato Slaw with Cranberries and Pecans
This is a really hearty salad for any meal! And yes ... the sweet potato is added raw and it is delicious!! Bring this salad to your next potluck and you will be the hero! This will make a very large salad, but it will keep in the fridge for a few days if you have leftovers.
Corny Kale Chickpeas
This is a delicious and hearty lunch time salad. You can eat it hot or cold, but I have to say I really prefer eating it hot! If you are taking it for a lunch at the office, just place all the ingredients in a Tupperware and microwave when ready to eat.
An upscale lentil salad full of herbs and sundried tomatoes! Perfect for a picnic lunch or a bbq!
Lemony Celery and Portobello Salad
This is a great change from a routine green salad. It is really easy to put together and it is really fun to eat, really fresh, lemony and crunchy!
Quinoa with Beans and Kale
A great mix of so many superfoods! This simple dish will keep you full of energy all day!
Herbed Quinoa with Chickpeas and Walnuts
A really nice refreshing quinoa salad! Full of fresh herbs this is a great salad for a potluck or to serve as a grain with any meal!
Peanutty Cucumber “Noodle” Salad
This is a great refreshing “noodle” salad – where the noodles are made entirely of ... cucumbers!! Really yummy without the guilt!
Greens Topped with Beets and Chickpeas
This is a great lunchtime salad that will really fill you up! It’s a great use for leftover roasted beets if you have them around, but you can also roast them for the salad.
Quinoa Black Bean Taco Bowl
I love these huge “bowls” for dinner! This one is Mexican inspired with hearty quinoa and black beans on top of crisp lettuce, creamy avocado and all topped with a chipotle lime sour cream!
Creamy Carrot Salad
This is a lightened up version classic creamy carrot salad! The raisins add little bits of sweetness which balances with the tang from the lemon juice!
Balsamic Beet and Carrot Salad
This is a really nice light and refreshing simple salad! The addition of raw beets in this salad adds a touch of sweetness and lots of crunch!
Tofu Lettuce Cups
These are a really fun “assemble your own” type dinner. Put out the fresh lettuce, the delicious tofu filling and a few fun toppings such as hot sauce, peanuts and herbs. Let your guests assemble as they eat! Great for a relaxed lunch or a casual dinner get together.
Crunchy Udon Tahini Bowl
My husband and I went away for a long weekend and we just seemed to be eating junk food all weekend long! When we got back home we were both craving something healthy and filling– and that is how this dish came to be! You will notice that although there are noodles in the dish, it consists primarily of crunchy veggies – as you eat, the noodles get mixed so perfectly with the veggies and it feels so satisfying.
Kale and Tri-Color Beet Salad
This is a great recipe for late summer when all the different colors of beets are available fresh in the market (or your garden of course!). In this salad I used classic red beets, golden beets and white beets. You can use any colors that you like – even just the classic red beets would be wonderful!
Arugula, Fig and Green Apple Salad
This is a great salad to impress guests for a special occasion dinner! The sweetness of the fresh figs pairs so beautifully with the tart apples and slight bitterness from the arugula. Make it when fresh figs are in season!
Couscous Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
This is a nice refreshing way of serving a couscous salad, what doesn't go with tomatoes and basil? It’s great for a potluck or a barbecue.
Sesame Date Broccoli Salad
This is a beautiful Middle Eastern twist on a broccoli salad. Adding toasted sesame seeds with the tahini gives you a double dose of sesame! I also love the sweet chew of the dates in contrast with the fresh crunchy broccoli! This salad is great to pack up for a picnic or bring to a potluck!
Cucumber Sesame Salad
This is a really nice refreshing picnic basket salad! For this salad I used a spiral veggie slicer to get the cucumbers so thin. If you do not have one, you can use a mandolin or just a very sharp knife and slice as thinly as possible. This salad can keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.