Apple Walnut Salad

For our springtime celebrations theme I prepared a variation of the traditional Passover dish: 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 to try out a nice, sweet balsamic vinegar instead. And to balance the…

Chickpea Salad

In this recipe I use ingredients that are commonly found in tuna salad. Vegenaise (reduced fat) and Just Mayo are usually my mayos of choice, but you can use any mayonnaise you like. The nutritional yeast adds flavor and protein to the dish. I like to coarsely mash the cooked chickpeas to have some texture. I…

Cooling Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

Over the summer, one of my demo themes was: Cooling Foods. There are various foods that can help us stay cooler during the warm summer season. In this recipe I chose a few different cooling foods that I thought would go nicely together. It’s cooling and hydrating! Ingredients 5 cups cubed cucumbers (peeled and seeded)…

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.) help to balance acidity. I prepared this salad for my demo at work. All the ingredients are alkaline, so I refer to it…

Cleansing Salad

This is a spring-inspired recipe. It contains no added sugar, fat, or salt. All 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 large apple, shredded 1 small beet (red or golden),…

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…