Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Are you guys excited that it’s pumpkin season? I love seeing pumpkins in grocery stores right now, because they make me dream of all of the delicious recipes I can make with them! One of my favorite Fall salads is this roasted butternut squash salad. I use my Magic Bullet to quickly mix up a sweet honey balsamic dressing and toss it together with some spinach, pecans and pumpkin seeds, while my chopped butternut squash is roasting in the oven. […]

Greek salad with white balsamic vinegar dressing

I was recently in Greece, home of my ancestors (not really) and, in addition to having no trouble getting money out of ATMs, I had Greek salad almost everyday. There’s nothing more Greek than Greek salad, except debt crises and ouzo, which is a nasty liquor that tastes like a mixture of fennel, vodka and squashed bugs. Okay, I can’t really back that up. Anyway, when I got home, in addition to watching the Greeks and the Germans negotiate on […]

East Meets Further East Dressing

If you’re looking to improve your regular salad routine, I have you covered. Sometimes, it’s fun to spice things up with an exotic ingredient, but this dressing takes it to a whole new level with two unusual components: tahini and miso. While you can use each of them individually  to add a little bit of kick and flavor (and believe me, I have), this is the first time I’ve tried experimenting with tahini and miso together. And it really worked! […]

Herbed White Bean Rainbow Chard Thyme Pepita Parmesan Bowl

This is an easy spring bowl with simple flavors, beans and greens. White beans are tossed in herbs and lightly roasted, Rainbow Chard is wilted with garlic and chili, fresh juicy tomatoes and a generous sprinkling of the Pepita thyme rosemary nutritional yeast crumble, which tastes like parmesan. A dash of lemon juice and optional EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) round out the recipe for an amazingly fresh and seasonal meal. Allergen Information: Free of dairy, egg, corn, soy, nut. […]

Arugula salad with sesame-miso dressing

If you haven’t ever used miso, you need to wake up and smell the fermented soybeans. OK, it’s better than it sounds. Miso is a salty funky way to add incredible depth of flavor to all kinds of dishes, with a distinctive yet subtle taste that is much more complex than seems fair from a grocery store product. Think of it as Asian umami salt. For this salad I use miso with sesame flavors to make a classic combination of […]

Brussels-Farro Salad

There are some dishes that are great because of balance: sweet and sour, fresh and rich, salty and tangy… you get the idea. This is not one of those dishes. This “salad” (if something that’s a combo of grains and brussels sprouts can be called a salad) has strong flavors that all but whack you in the face. I use high heat on brussels to get them good and crispy, a vinaigrette of fish sauce and lime (from David Chang […]

Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

One thing I love to make in my Magic Bullet is salad dressings! It’s fun to try new dressings every now and then, and this is the first time I made a lemon poppyseed dressing. It turned out perfect for my chopped apple and pear salad. It’s slightly tangy from the lemon, but also sweet from the sugar and the mustard and onion flavors in it are spectacular, as well. The Magic Bullet makes it so easy to whip up […]

Champagne Vinaigrette

With holidays around every corner, it’s always a great time to capitalize on champagne-themed or flavored dishes. And considering 95 percent of us have made resolutions to be healthier, why not try this champagne vinaigrette dressing on a healthy salad? While we’re still eating them, of course. Champagne Vinaigrette  Ingredients 1/4 cup champagne vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 3/4 shallot 1 Tbsp dijon mustard 1 tsp. salt pepper Directions Combine champagne vinegar and olive oil. Slightly chop shallot. Add vinegar, […]

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Dressings can add a lot of flavor to simple dishes, like this southwest quinoa dish I made the other night. It wasn’t the most exciting dish without any dressing, so I decided to quickly blend up a cilantro lime dressing for it and it completely changed the flavor! I love this dressing because it is full of flavor and it’s also healthy for you, made with fresh lime juice and olive oil. This dressing is great for salads, too. Try it with chopped […]

Arugula Salad with Ginger-Miso Dressing and Tofu

News flash: it turns out that if you make a salad that has a lot of hearty, filling ingredients and a freshly made, particularly delicious dressing, you can make a dinner that’s mostly vegetables, low in calories, easy to assemble, and completely delicious. Of course, if you’ve been following my blogging up to now – and who hasn’t been? – you’ll know that I’ve already done this with Caesar salad. Twice. So, there’s nothing really new here, except that it’s […]