You may associate al fresco dining with grilling—and all those burgers and steaks—but summertime is also a season when fresh, local produce shines. From juicy berries to tender, delicate greens, there’s no time like the present to explore dishes that are made entirely from vegetables, fruits, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds.
Remember this fun layered salad I had from Whole Foods while in Arizona? With a salad this simple, it really wasn’t difficult to recreate at home. The most difficult part was judging how much of each vegetable/grain I would need and then figuring out how many mason jars and servings it would make. There are a lot of scribbles in my notebook!
Cabbage pairs perfectly with spices and herbs such as caraway, chives, tarragon, garlic, dill, celery seed, thyme and black pepper. It stands on its own or blends beautifully with root vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, leeks, turnips, parsnips and rutabaga
Have you ever made a dressing from nuts, seeds or nut butters? It’s very easy and nuts and fruit can make for creamy, juicy and flavorful salad dressings without adding any extracted oils. Plus you get the health benefits of those nutrient-dense nuts and fruits.
Don't you love it when you stumble on a recipe with such a perfect combination of ingredients that after one bite you know you'll be making it over and over again? That's just how I felt when I tasted this fabulous cabbage salad.
The secret to a good green juice is getting that perfect blend of fruit and veg. Sweetness with grassiness. A blend of zesty. Sassy. Spicy. Salty. And even sourness. The complexity in green juice flavor can be diverse or simple. Many flavors or just two. Experiment with combos and slowly you will learn the different flavors that show up as you blend in various ingredients.
If you're sick and tired of following the pack and ordering up a classic "sweet heavy" American breakfast, this post is for you! And even if you think that Salad for Breakfast sounds simply nuts - you should still read on. Maybe all this sunrise salad talk will inspire you to give it a try. Before you know it, you may be having crunchy green salad cravings before noon too!..
"Happiness is this!" was the first thing I said when I had a spoonful of this soup. Not only had it been a long day on campus, and I had had a really hard workout (my leg muscles are crying), but it was also the beginning of my three day weekend.
A simple side dish of Brussels Sprouts makes any meal healthier – but what if your kid won’t eat them? Add a hint of sweetness with sautéed apples and a touch of maple syrup – they’ll be begging for more!
It’s no secret that I’m a huge advocate for salad. I eat a large salad for two meals of the day on average. But no matter the combination of vegetables, greens, and patés, salad can get a little redundant. That’s where dressing comes in.
ANDI stands for "Aggregate Nutrient Density Index." An ANDI score shows the nutrient density of a food on a scale from 1 to 1000 based on nutrient content. ANDI scores are calculated by evaluating an extensive range of micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities.
I am often asked for good ways to improve one’s diet. One of my top suggestions is to eliminate overly processed oils and damaged hydrogenated fats. One great way to do that is to make your own salad dressing. The possibilities are endless and the result is healthy, refreshing and delicious.
It is easy to make appetizers an afterthought when hosting a summer party where the main course gets all your attention. Instead of pouring chips in a bowl and calling it a day, put some thought into your appetizers—your guests will thank you! I can’t tell you how many main courses I've forgotten from parties I've attended, but a platter filled with exciting and thoughtful appetizers always sticks in my memory. Bruschetta + Frosty party recipes ahead!..
How to Succeed in Breakfast Without Really Trying. Weekday breakfasts don't have to be long, traditional or carefully constructed to be effective and serve their purpose of infusing energy into your cells - both physically and mentally. Here are eight tips for how I get the most wellness bang for my buck in the morning. And my recipe for superfood toast...
This recipe post is like a 3-in-1 bonanza of deliciousness. First up, my raw kale salad + easy white miso dressing. Then my miso-dipped chipotle tempeh logs, Then finally, my recipe for Tempeh-Kale-Avocado Wraps - which merges all the vegan yum into one bite. I used sprouted grain tortillas - which were surprisingly easy to handle even though they were not my usual extra large wrap size - warming them makes them pliable and easy to shape and seal.