Curried Rice Salad

Here is a healthy, packable lunch that is easily made omnivorous by adding leftover cooked chicken.  Here, I have made a vegan version with savory tempeh.  The recipe also uses leftover cooked rice, so it’s doesn’t require much prep other than chopping some veggies. The dressing is a spicy blend of yogurt, sriracha, curry powder…

Wild Rice and Edamame Salad

I love the nuttiness of wild rice in a salad.  This version adds sweet shredded carrots, luscious green kale and edamame for a boost of protein. Wild rice contains more protein that other varieties of rice, and it’s not really a rice at all.  Its the seed of an aquatic grass.  Wild rice boasts impressive…

Spicy Thai Salad

Crunchy, sweet cabbage wrapped in a spicy peanut sauce, collides with colorful carrots, bell peppers and cilantro.  This salad is a cinch to make if you have a head of cabbage and some cold cooked rice in your fridge. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand but I like the sweetness of shredded…

Really Good Late Summer Salad

Potatoes and fat green beans from the garden.  A silky chive vinaigrette.  The saltiness of two kinds of olives.  This salad is just perfect. Fold in a little leftover cooked salmon or a few hard-boiled eggs for protein.  All layered over a bed of green leaf lettuce.  You can add a handful of tomatoes and…

Ultimate Kale Caesar

Kale can have a flavor that is…intense.  It can be a little bit bitter and definitely “green” tasting.  Here is a delicious recipe to try that makes kale sexy and decadent! I think kale is such a great vegetable. It grows easily and abundantly in my garden.  It is a leafy green, a great source…

Incredible Black Rice Salad

This is one of my favorite things to eat for lunch.  Black rice has more antioxidants that blueberries and contains iron, minerals and fiber.  I like to soak the rice the day before, then cook and it cool it in the refrigerator so that it becomes a resistant starch, a starch that feeds and nourishes…