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Agave-Mustard Chickpea Salad

This is my all time favorite chickpea salad.  Not only is bursting with yummy flavor but it is quick and easy to make.  It is perfect for a portable lunch on the go since it is meat-free and super satisfying.  Even if you are not vegetarian, it is a great way to switch things up when you […]

No-Mayo Salmon Salad

Lunchtime routine in a rut?  Bored of turkey sandwiches and tuna fish?  Try this easy salmon salad that makes for a quick, light and healthy lunch full of protein and heart-healthy omega-3s.
The apple provides a subtle tartness and sweetness to the salad.  The capers and fresh herbs add depth of flavor throughout.  And the celery and […]

Spiralized Green Apple and Purple Cabbage Slaw with Nuts

Fruit, veggie and vegan protein all in one tasty dish!

I can’t believe grill season is already here!  This warmer weather could not have come soon enough after such a long and dreadful winter.  I’m so excited to experiment with fresh recipes for this grilling season.  First up is this super healthy slaw recipe which […]

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This is a raw and gluten-free spin on classic tabbouleh.   In addition to cauliflower, it is loaded with tomatoes and an assortment of green veggies including kale, green pepper and cucumber.  Its refreshing flavor comes from the fresh mint, fresh parsley, lemon juice, olive oil and salt/pepper.  This dish is great for picnics, lunches, […]

By |March 9th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Mayo-Free Coleslaw featured in Soom Tahini’s Best of 2014 Cookbook

My mayo-free coleslaw was recently featured in a fantastic (and free) online cookbook.  You can access the full cookbook here.  Flip through to page 20 to find my recipe for Mayo-Free Coleslaw and enjoy!

By |December 22nd, 2014|gluten-free, lunch, raw, salad, side dish, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Summertime Quinoa-Peach Salad

This recipe was inspired by my good friend, Kristin, who brought a similar dish to our summertime BBQ.  It was perfectly light and a total crowd pleaser.  It vanished pretty fast.  It is served at room temperature or slightly chilled which is great for summertime sides.  It also can serve as an easy and […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, salad, side dish, vegan|0 Comments

Rustic Tomato-Avocado Salad

Bored of lettuce-based salads? This simple “salad” features chunks of vine-ripe tomatoes , avocado and red bell pepper.  It is freshly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, black pepper and onion salt.  It makes for an easy to prepare, low-calorie and refreshing side to go with any summer BBQ.

Tomatoes […]

By |June 27th, 2014|raw, salad, side dish, vegetable|0 Comments

Detox Quinoa Spinach Salad (gluten-free + vegan)

This quinoa salad has it all!  Recently, I’ve been bored with healthy lunchtime options and wanted to create an exciting dish that provides a healthy source of lasting energy for lunch on-the-go.  This recipe features my all time favorite grain: quinoa (gluten-free and a complete protein).  It gets healthy fat from both avocado and […]

By |December 16th, 2013|dairy-free, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Purple Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and Granny Smith Apple

It is important to incorporate vegetables of every color into your diet.  Purple cabbage has so many wonderful health benefits – it is low in calories (22 per serving) and full of heart healthy fiber and vitamin C.  In fact, just one serving contains more than half of your daily intake for vitamin C.  […]

By |March 10th, 2013|raw, salad, side dish|0 Comments

Mayo-Free Coleslaw

Pair with a flavorful entree or enjoy by itself.
Health Benefits
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C (1 serving which is ½ cup has 30% DV of vitamin C). The American Dietetic Association (ADA), reminds us that cabbage is touted for its potential cancer-fighting properties, along with other vegetables in the cruciferous family.

According to […]