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

This healthy side dish is a great alternative to salad. Cabbage is an inexpensive veggie and full of fiber, vitamin C & K and other important antioxidants. Rather than the typical mayo-based dressing, this recipe uses a light dressing loaded with herbs. Adding the nectar, granny smith apple, pistachios and avocado takes coleslaw from […]

Sensational Summer Salad

Flavorful, healthy ingredients, refreshing – this salad has it all!  Summer is not over yet!


The Star

Grilled sockeye salmon (wild not farm raised and fresh not frozen is best)

(season salmon with extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground black pepper and onion powder then grill)

The Lettuce

Grilled Salmon



(mix together in large bowl)


Fresh basil, cut into thin strips
Jicama, […]

By |April 21st, 2012|entree, salad|0 Comments

Eat the Rainbow Salad

We all know how important it is to eat our fruits and veggies.  This recipe is a great way to pack in a colorful assortment of both.  In addition to being chock full of fiber, vitamins and minerals, fruits and veggies are full of disease-fighting phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are usually related to color. Fruits and […]

By |November 29th, 2010|salad, vegan|0 Comments