Salads

My Favorite Cole Slaw

I know that coleslaw seems more like a summer food but cabbage is still in season right now and coleslaw seems like a perfect side dish to so many of my favorite meals….BBq beef brisket, Carnitas and my most favorite…. fish tacos. I don’t make the typical cole slaw. I love lots of flavor so I add lots of different veggies and also on occasion I add some pineapple. Here is my favorite version of an “Island” coleslaw with a simple, nutritious and DELICIOUS dressing. COLESLAW 1/2 head green cabbage, chopped 1/2 head red cabbage, chopped 3 carrots, grated 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped 3 green onions, finely chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 1 cup finely diced Pineapple (optional) 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds DRESSING 2/3 cup good quality mayonnaise (I prefer using mayo made with Avocado Oil) 2 TBS. Apple Cider Vinegar 3 TBS. Raw Honey Salt & Pepper to taste DIRECTIONS 1.Chop all the Veggies and Mix them together 2.Whisk together the dressing 3. Toss salad! I love this slaw alongside any hearty and meaty dish or just by itself with a drizzle of sciracha!! ENJOY!!    

Broccoli And Raisin Salad with Toasted Almonds

This is probably my favorite salad.  It is definitely my favorite way to eat raw broccoli.  This salad has a great crunch with broccoli, carrots and toasted almonds. then you get a little bit of sweet with the raisins and honey.  It is well balanced and a great way to get raw food into your diet. BROCCOLI SALAD 1 head of Broccoli, finely chopped 2 carrots, grated 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 1/3 cup Thompson seeded raisins 1/2 cup toasted, slivered almonds DIRECTIONS 1.Combine all the salad ingredients. 2. Mix the dressing ingredients until well blended. (Dressing recipe is below) 3. Pour over salad and toss.   DRESSING 2/3 cup good quality mayonnaise (I prefer using mayo made with Avocado Oil) 2 TBS. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar 3 TBS. Raw Honey Salt & Pepper to taste This salad keeps up to 5 days in the refrigerator and does a great job of holding it’s “crunchiness”.  This is a super easy but nutrient dense recipe.  Give it a try! ENJOY!!!

Hormone Balancing Salad Dressing

This dressing is a complete hormone balancer. No supplements needed here! I often teach how to make this in my classes but it’s high time I share it here because its such a good recipe to have on hand. I’m obsessed with this dressing because we often only think of dressing when we want to add flavor to a salad. However, this one not only tastes good also does wonders for your hormones! It feels like cheating honestly, in such a good way! The Ingredients in this dressing work to detox the liver, remove bad or fake estrogens from the body and help to build up good hormones. It’s full of healthy fat and fiber along with a little sweetness from the goji berries. I’ve noted beside each ingredient how it helps your body, I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate these ingredients into other dishes, they are that good for you! Ingredients: 2 TBS. Balsamic Vinegar (I use Neopolitan from Olive Oil Taproom) 2 TBS. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I use Picoult from OOTR) 1 tsp. Chia seeds (removes bad estrogen) 1 tsp. Goji berries (detox the liver) 1 tsp. Maca powder (builds good hormones) ½ tsp. Flax seeds (removes bad estrogen) ½ tsp. sea salt Freshly ground pepper 1 TBS. water if needed for consistency Directions: 1. Place all ingredients in the food processor (except olive oil). 2. As food processor is going add the olive oil in a slow steady stream and blend until well mixed. Can […]