Kale-Cucumber Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing

The topic of alkaline foods is common these days. High acid foods: coffee, alcohol, meat, cheese, etc. may contribute to acid reflux, heartburn and other conditions. Alkaline foods: fruits, vegetables, seeds, herbs, spices,  etc. may help to balance acidity. For my demo at work yesterday I prepared a recipe that I created with all alkaline ingredients….

Chickpea Salad

This recipe is a take on tuna salad. I used ingredients that are common in salads such as these. Vegenaise (reduced fat) is usually my mayo of choice, but you can use any mayo you like. The nutritional yeast adds flavor and protein to the dish. I like to coarsely mash the cooked chickpeas so that…

Sesame Tofu Salad

I like to come up with ways to make tofu taste good. It really is possible. By adding texture and flavor, tofu can be quite enjoyable. Baking tofu is a great way to add chewy texture without frying. Season the tofu before baking it  to add flavor. Tofu is an inexpensive protein source, so if you…

Apple Walnut Salad

Today is Earth Day and the first day of Passover. I was researching traditional dishes that are eaten on Passover and I came across a recipe for haroset. It is basically made with apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar or honey,  and dates. There are many variations, one of which has sweet grape wine, so I decided…

Cleansing Salad

This is a Spring-inspired recipe. It contains no added sugars, fats, or salt. All of the ingredients have cleansing properties and blend well together. You can use either red or golden beets. Red beets will turn the whole salad red. Golden beets do not bleed. Ingredients 1 small beet (red or golden)—shredded 1 large apple—shredded…

Curry Quinoa Salad with Cashews

Quinoa can be used in various ways. It cooks up well for salads and sides. Choose your favorite veggies and season to taste. With just 2 ingredients: curry powder and bouillon, you are adding 8-12 different herbs and spices to the dish. It’s a great way to add lots of flavor with little effort. Ingredients…