Warm Dandelion Salad

Dandelion leaves can be used in salads, egg dishes, casseroles, soups, and vegetable dishes. Pick young leaves in the spring before they flower or set bud, as older leaves or leaves from flowering plants are bitter. 4-6 cups young, clean, unsprayed dandelion leaves, you can sub in with spinach or super greens if necessary 2 […]

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Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

Wilted Dandelion and Spinach Greens with Butter Beans

Surprisingly delicious! 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced 3-5 shallots diced 4- 6 cups combined spinach and baby dandelion leaves 1 can of butter or white beans, drained and rinsed Salt and pepper to taste Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Red chili flakes (optional) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Place the […]

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Spring Salad with Strawberries

Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Sesame Seed Dressing

Strawberries are back in season. When shopping for strawberries look for dry, firm, ripe red berries. Berries do not ripen once picked, so avoid the white ones. Shake the box, the berries should move freely. If they don’t, you may have a rotten one. Check the bottom of the box for fruit stains; try to […]

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Holiday Salad

I love it when the pomegranates and persimmons come into season. So beautiful and festive. Here is one of my favorite holiday salads. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients, just use what you have, make it yours.I have also added roasted beets, pickled red onions, spiced nuts, broccoli or cauliflower florets, and […]

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Melon and Avocado Salad

Serving for 2 people. 3-4 cups arugula or baby greens 1 slice melon of choice, seeded and cut into strips ½ cup Fava beans, black beans, cannellini beans, or another bean of choice, drained and rinsed Pickled onions or thinly sliced red onions Small carrot cut into disks ½ avocado sliced Goat or feta cheese […]

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Simple and delicious! homegrown tomatoes, sliced slices of fresh mozzarella to alternate with tomatoes fresh basil cut with a sharp knife into ribbons extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling balsamic vinegar reduction coarse salt and pepper Alternate the tomato slices and fresh mozzarella on a serving plate. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle lightly with balsamic reduction […]

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Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts –serves 4-6

Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts

1 lb. prepared snap peas, To prepare, remove and discard the stem end and string from each sugar snap pod 1/3 cup basil or pesto of choice (recipe follows) ¼ cup pine nuts 3-4 strips of cooked bacon (optional) Steam snap peas in a pot with a steamer insert for about 5 minutes. They should […]

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Arugula Strawberry Radish and Goat Cheese Salad

Spring Salad with Arugula, Strawberry, Radish, and Goat Cheese

2 cups arugula 8-10 fresh, organic strawberries, lightly rinsed right before serving, sliced 2-3 radishes, cut into strips 2 tbs of crumbled goat cheese, you can also use blue or Roquefort, Parmesan or Asiago. 2 tbs of lightly toasted pine nuts (optional) Balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows) Lightly dress the arugula with the balsamic vinaigrette. Store […]

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Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing

Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing

Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing 4 seedless oranges/tangerines or 8-10 mandarins (cuties), peeled and separated 1 ½ cups peeled and julienned jicama, you could substitute thinly sliced fennel root 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced very thin ¼ cup chopped fresh chopped cilantro Gently combine ingredients, add enough dressing to coat. Serve […]

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Pomegranate Salad with Radish, Peppers, Avocado, and Blue Cheese

Pomegranate Salad

with Radish, Peppers, Avocado, and Blue Cheese One of my favorite winter salads. 1 cup shelled pomegranate seeds 4 cups arugula or spring greens 4 radishes sliced thin 4 baby bell peppers sliced thin 1 avocado, pitted and cut into slices ½ cup crumbled blue or goat cheese Pepitas for garnish (optional) Balsamic dressing Dress […]

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Cauliflower Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Cauliflower Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Cauliflower Salad 3 cups chopped cauliflower, (could substitute with broccoli) ½ finely diced carrot ½ cup red bell pepper, diced into small chunks ¼ cup sliced basil Lightly toss above ingredients, add dressing, and enjoy. Dressing: 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 teaspoons honey or agave 1 teaspoon […]

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