Salads

Thai Style Noodles and Veggies

Thai Style Noodles and Veggies April 17, 2012

  What a journey raw food can take us on! It all started with a longing for Pad Thai, took a stop along the way to make raw fresh coconut milk and ended up with this wonderful Asian inspired dish that really isn’t Pad Thai at all!  The »

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Apple Fennel Salad

Apple Fennel Salad February 21, 2012

Apples and fennel. A match made in heaven. Combine it with a bright lemon maple vinaigrette and some macadamia “cheese” crumbles and you have a delicious salad that works for lunch or a first course for company! I love the combination of fennel and apples and this recipe utilizes both »

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Golden Beet and Cress Salad

Golden Beet and Cress Salad January 6, 2012

  Things have finally quieted down enough around here for me to get back in the kitchen and start some new recipes for the new year. I was browsing the shelves at my local grocery store and my eyes happened to land on a beautiful bunch of live »

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Endive Pomegranate Salad

Endive Pomegranate Salad November 2, 2011

  I am often asked where the inspiration for my recipes comes from. Almost universally, it is the ingredients that inspire me. I often just browse the produce section, grabbing things that catch my eye. On my last trip, two items really stood out – endive and pomegranates. »

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Hearty Heirloom Tomato Salad

Hearty Heirloom Tomato Salad August 30, 2011

  Having just returned from a wonderful trip to the San Francisco area, I was greeted by an empty refrigerator this morning. My first errand? A trip to the farmer’s market, of course! As I browsed the isles, the tomatoes started calling to me. Wanting something fresh for »

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Ground Cherries

Ground Cherries August 17, 2011

“Ping me when you are up!” The email was sitting at the top of my in-box from my friend, Susan Berkson, the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market queen. She hosts a weekly radio show called “Fresh and Local” and is all about the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. I jumped on video chat »

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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner? August 3, 2011

I just returned home from a fantastic trip to San Francisco. It is beautiful there. The stunning bay and the brilliant flowers and vines everywhere have such an amazing impact. It is like you landed in a fairytale land full of color. And the produce! Let’s just say »

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Summer Pâté Raw Food

Summer Pâté Raw Food July 25, 2011

When the summer heat hits, I am looking for quick, easy light raw food. Today I threw together a nut and seed pâté that you are going to love. There is about 3/4 of a cup of nuts and seeds plus a cup of chopped carrots, celery, etc. »

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Purslane Tomato Cucumber Salad

Purslane Tomato Cucumber Salad July 15, 2011

I promised yesterday that I would let you now what I did with my purslane. Tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, purslane and a wonderful southwest dressing! A perfect background for this beautiful little plant. I am going to go eat lunch now… To read more about the fantastic nutritional benefits »

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Raw Sprouted Cucumber Salad

Raw Sprouted Cucumber Salad July 7, 2011

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the “Big Olive Oil Night” at Cafe Levain in Minneapolis. It was a fun and educational evening, sponsored by California Olive Ranch. We learned that there are areas in California that are great spots to grow olives! I was amazed »

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Lentil Sprout and Cucumber Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Lentil Sprout and Cucumber Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette June 18, 2011

I have been on a cleaning jag lately. I was deep into the pantry when I found a packet of mixed seeds for sprouting. My favorites, lentils, made up a major part of the seeds. I threw them in my sprouter and today (3 days later) they were »

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Heirloom Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad w Chipotle Dressing

Heirloom Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad w Chipotle Dressing June 16, 2011

  Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Corn Salad with Chipotle Dressing Before I give you the raw food recipe for this wonderful, creamy, nutritious salad that is literally bursting with flavor, I need to get something off of my chest. I was checking out The Pioneer Woman’s website today. »

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Marinated Cucumber Salad

Marinated Cucumber Salad June 10, 2011

It was a scorcher here in Minneapolis on Monday. We broke a bunch of records as our temp climbed to 103 degrees. To top it off, there were high winds! It was crazy weather. When it gets that hot, I want cool, refreshing raw food. I picked up »

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Jicama Dill Salad

Jicama Dill Salad May 29, 2011

Yesterday was a crazy day. I got up at 3 am to go and shoot one of the top pastry chefs in the country for Shooting the Kitchen. Can’t tell you who it is yet but the post should be up by the end of the week. Believe »

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Curry Pineapple with Parsnip Rice

Curry Pineapple with Parsnip Rice May 23, 2011

One of my daughters and my favorite dinners when they were growing up was a brown rice curry dish with pineapple. I wanted to make this recipe 100% raw. Using parsnips for the rice and adding quite a few more veggies than the original had, I came up »

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Blackberry and Walnut Salad

Blackberry and Walnut Salad May 19, 2011

  It is finally warming up here. The trees have budded and the lily of the valleys are poking their little bells up through the leaves. I am craving raw food instead of cooked food (yes, it changes with the seasons). Blackberries were on sale at my local »

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