Salads

A day without salad is like a day without sunshine.

Tossed Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

August in Alaska means raspberries, and salmon berries, and watermelon berries, and this is also just great with blueberries... A lovely salad contributed by a healthful client. Serves 4 Salad: 8 oz. organic mixed greens or spinach 1/2 cup fresh raspberries avocado, cubed red onion, chopped organic pecans,sliced Dressing: 4 T. cider vinegar 4 T....

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Grilled Steak, Mint, Watercress & Bok Choy Salad

Grilled Steak, Mint, Watercress & Bok Choy Salad
One of my clients asked for ideas to include more liver cleansing foods in her life—foods her husband and daughter might also eat even though they are less committed to making a health change (yet). So being the smart wives we are, we just make really wonderful food they'll enjoy and secretly smile to ourselves...

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Roasted Beet Slaw

Roasted Beet Slaw
Get many thumbs up and smiles from family and friends with this extremely enjoyable combination of root veggies and flavors. Shhhhh don't tell them beet slaw is healthy. I wasn't sure what to name this... CSA Slaw? (in honor of the winter box of roots) nope. How about Gall Bladder Greatness (in honor of the beets, olive oil,...

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Leftover Salmon Salad

Leftover Salmon Salad
Nope, not the "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass" of one of my favorite bands from when I lived in Boulder, Colorado; although I still love their unique blend of bluegrass, rock, country, and Cajun/Zydeco and whatever other flavor from whoever showed up for an afternoon jam... This name hails from my other most favorite place to live:...

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Eat the Weeds Salad—some edible plants of Alaska

Eat the Weeds Salad—some edible plants of Alaska
Forage and fish. The spirit of Alaska comes alive with summer's edible plants. And a visit with our dear friend Klaus in Trapper creek would of course involve eating from the land; turning handfuls of fresh-picked weeds (a.k.a. edible plants; a.k.a. medicinal plants) into an aesthetic and nutrient dense meal. Inspired, I picked a few...

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No Mayo Potato Salad

Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 pounds red-skinned “new” potatoes, unpeeled 1 small red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup sliced black olives 2 scallions, sliced 1 cucumber peeled, quartered and sliced ***Dressing*** ¼ cup + 2 Tbs olive oil 2 Tbs Apple cider vinegar 1 Tbs Dijon mustard ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

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Untraditional Buckwheat Tabbouleh Salad

Always looking to adapt my favorite flavors into healthful recipes, I bring you a traditional mid-eastern Tabbouleh salad with a non-traditional buckwheat twist. Well, that said, perhaps consider that buckwheat is a mid-eastern plant and perhaps the cheaper and less nutritious cracked wheat is the imposter. We’ll let the historians debate that—or you can over...

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Totally Grain-free Cauliflower Tabouli

I met my son in California recently and he suggested an authentic Greek restaurant nearby his house. Anyone who knows Alex also knows he's pretty good about his diet, so when he ordered up a side of Tabouli (Tabbouleh?), imagine my wide-eyed, eyebrow-raised "isn't that wheat?" response. The Amazing salad that arrived shortly after my...

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Powerhouse fruits and veggies list: more nutrient dense for the calories

I thought only my Eating to Restore Balance group knew the truth about our Fourth Food Group—veggies—until now that is. So first of all, applaud yourself for entering the produce section and making some selections—based on the shopping carts I stand next to in the check-out line, you are already special. But now there is a tool if you’re looking to know which are the highest ranked powerhouse fruits and vegetables, foods most strongly associated with reduced chronic disease risk, on a nutrient density scale. See, creatures of habit, we tend to head to the store and pick the same old familiar … Continue reading