• Spring Quinoa Arugula Salad Bowl 3

Spring Quinoa Arugula Salad Bowl

Spring lunches for me are full of fresh veggies, flavorful herbs and light dressings.  I love to combine spring's produce with light and fluffy quinoa and serve it slightly warm or at room temperature.  Because it is not quite summer, I'm not ready for the whole cold salad thing just yet.  Once the quinoa cools to [...]

  • Kale Salad Side

Thanksgiving Kale Salad with Maple-Lemon Tahini Dressing

Have you ever been asked to bring salad to dinner but want to do more than just lettuce, carrots, tomato and balsamic dressing?  This is the salad to end all salads and wow your friends and family. It is really more than a salad.  Satisfying?  Yes.  Layers of texture? Yes.  Colorful, sweet, flavorful and festive?  Oh, [...]

  • Chickpea Salad 2

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 are [...]

  • Salmon Salad 1

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 [...]

  • Apple Cabbage Slaw

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 [...]

By |May 18th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|
  • Cauliflower Tabbouleh Resized

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, BBQs [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|
  • Soom Tahini

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|
  • Summertime-Quinoa

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 satisfying [...]

By |July 22nd, 2014|gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, salad, side dish, vegan|
  • Tomato-Salad-

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|
  • Detox

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 walnuts [...]

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

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