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Quinoa tabouli

Best Quinoa Tabouli

Tabouleh (or tabouli) is a popular salad from Lebanon! It is usually made with bulgur (a cereal grain from cracked wheat groats), tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and is served with pita bread and hummus. It can also be scooped into lettuce leaves. What makes it so refreshing is the amount of parsley that is used combined […]

Indian Puffed Rice Salad

Indian Puffed Rice Salad

The first time I tasted Bhel Puri salad was in an Indian restaurant in San Jose California many years ago. Someone at our table had ordered it as an appetizer. I couldn’t believe the explosion of flavor in every mouthful. Sweet & sour, crispy and crunchy, and loaded with fresh herbs. It was light, crunchy, […]

Potato broccoli salad

Potato Broccoli Salad with Chipotle Dressing

So summer has finally arrived. Summer means salads and what is a party without a vegan potato salad? Well, this one is guaranteed to make people talk and come back for seconds! Don’t say anything, just bring it and watch what happens! I must say that I have been enjoying fresh salads from our garden […]

Vegan Tuna Salad

Quick and Easy Vegan Tuna Salad

Every now and then, I feel like having a tuna salad or a tuna melt. But how could I make a tuna melt without tuna? Very easily, actually.  And I never have to worry about bones, mercury poisoning, innocent dolphins being caught and killed as collateral damage from the large nets that are used to capture […]

Fresh salad spread

Fresh Salad Spread

I was trying to find a translation for this salad and couldn’t come up with one that conveyed the meaning of assiète de crudités. A plate of raw vegetables sounds somehow boring and uneventful while the French equivalent is a standard in French restaurants, showcasing the freshness of local produce for customers wanting a light dish with lots of flavor […]

Sprouted Salad

Easy Nutritious Sprouted Salad

With the plethora of fresh vegetables available this time of the year in our own gardens, why not indulge in a healthy salad, bursting with colors, textures, flavors and nutrition? Fresh corn is available in stores at the moment (choose organic over conventional since most of the corn grown today is genetically modified to feed […]

Vegan coleslaw

Vegan Asian Coleslaw

Summer is in full swing, and eventhough all public events are cancelled due to social distancing, we have been craving fresh crunchy salads like coleslaw. With an abundance of fresh basil, mint and cilantro in our garden, I had to incorporate them to take this all-American classic to another level. But why stop here? I […]

Creamy Mushroom Fettucini

Wild Mushroom Fettucini with Wilted Spinach Salad

Every now and then, we have a craving for pasta with a rich cream sauce. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have a great selection of wild mushrooms available at local farmer’s markets and sometimes regular grocery stores. We are quite blessed! So now we just need to prepare a thick dairy-free alfredo sauce that […]

KALE SALAD WITH BRAISED TOFU

Summer is almost here so it is a good time to increase the amount fresh foods, salads in our diet. I have grown kale for many years and because of its hardiness have enjoyed it all year around. Several of my favorites, Russian Red and Scotch curly kale are great for salads. Dinosaur kale works great steamed […]

Seaweed salad with sesame seeds

Nutritious Seaweed Salad

In honor of the people of Japan, I wanted to feature a seaweed salad. It is said that Japanese people have eaten sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. Most seaweed, because it comes from the ocean offers the broadest spectrum of minerals of any food. It also contains a large range of amino acids […]

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