Raw Beet Salad with Carrots & Quinoa with Lime-Mint dressing

Makes 4 small salads 222 calories, 10g protein Dressing makes 9T; each tablespoon is about 35 calories 4c greens (arugula, spinach, kale, leaf lettuce …) 1 large carrot1/3c pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) 1c edamame1 avocado1 beet, sliced into sticks 3T apple cider vinegar2T lime juice 2T olive oil2T honey 1t dijon mustard 1T chopped mint … Read more

Cauliflower & Chickpea salad with Herbs, Apple & Avocado (Honey-Mustard dressing)

This is an absolutely magical salad. The flavors combine for pure perfection. 1 small head cauliflower1 can chickpeas (2c, if you’re cooking your own)1 medium red apple1 shallot lots of parsley and mint 2T grainy mustard 2T honey1/4c olive oil2T waterjuice & zest of 1 lime (about 2T juice) 2 firm avocados Makes 4 servings. … Read more

Asparagus, Three Ways

Asparagus is super-yummy just tossed in a little oil and salt and roasted at high heat in the oven. But if you’re looking for a little variety, here are a few ways to dress it up: With Brown Butter and Lemon This one isn’t too terribly interesting. It’s basically just adding some lemon juice and … Read more

Green Beans with Feta, Lemon Zest & Marjoram

This is a simple dish that makes for a very pretty presentation: you dress the cooked beans in a slightly-sweet dressing of lemon juice, olive oil and marjoram (or oregano), then pile them with feta, sliced shallots & lemon zest. Ta-da!! It keeps well overnight too. The feature image on this post (which I took … Read more

Sweet & Tangy Cabbage-Orange Salad

This is such a yummy twist on coleslaw, without all that goopy mayonnaise. The pine nuts give it a terrific little something. But if you don’t have any on hand, walnuts would make an acceptable sub. I got it from The Spruce Eats and modified it. Makes 9, 1/2-cup servings; 123 calories per serving 1/3c … Read more

Seafood Tower

1 c water 1/4 c Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (below) 1 t salt 4 jumbo shrimp 2 jumbo scallops 1/4 c cilantro lime vinaigrette Tomato Caper Relish (below) Bring the water, 1/4 c vinaigrette and salt to a boil in saucepan. add shrimp & scallops, reduce heat to 170 de3grees. Poach for 5 minutes until shrimp … Read more

[Video] Raw Kale, Lentil & Cashew salad

Lentils and cashews do magical things when combined – and the backdrop of raw kale makes this salad a delicious and oh-so-healthy vegetarian meal. Simple directions (watch video for complete directions): Boil lentils. Chop cashews. Massage kale with a bit of sea salt to masticate it. Combine everything in a bowl with a bit of … Read more