Archives for the ‘Salads’ Category

No-Mayo Egg Salad

Here’s another great comfort-food recipe that is super easy to prepare! It doesn’t use mayo, which is on the list of foods to avoid during pregnancy, though I generally don’t cook with mayo anyway. A little dijon mustard goes a long way! (Recipe is pictured above on gluten-free multi-grain toast from Mariposa Bakery in Oakland.) […]

4th Of July Picnic & Barbecue Recipes

Happy 4th of July everyone! I’m putting together a quick list of easy, no-fuss recipes for picnics or back-yard barbecues. The heat is on and the last thing I want to do is create more heat in the kitchen, so most of these recipes require little cooking.     Grilled Lamb Kebabs     Mix […]

Tempeh Salad With Miso-Dijon Dressing

  In my recent quest to increase my iron intake, I have been eating a lot more meat.  Now in addition, I am trying to increase my estrogen level, which my acupuncturist told me is a bit low.  The first food that comes to mind when it comes to plant estrogen is soy, which is very high in […]

Wild Salmon-Salad

  The great news I had this week is that I got my latest lab work back and my iron shot way up to mid range after only a month, the B-vitamins are perfect and the white blood count numbers are half-way to normal.  My accupuncturist said that she could tell that the jump in […]

Tuna & Heirloom Tomato-Basil Salad

  I saw this great recipe by Amanda Gold in the Chronicle on Sunday for an heirloom tomato and tuna salad, so I decided to make my own.  Ripe tomatoes are everywhere now (except in my backyard, thanks to late planting and colder and cloudier weather than usual for this time of year), and they are […]

Omega-3, Protein, Calcium, & Vitamin E-Rich Wild Salmon Salad

  I have a friend who says she never eats salads for lunch because she says they don’t fill her up.  She’s never had one of my salads.  For me, salads are the main course every day for lunch.  They are a full meal.  My latest craze is to make a salad with canned wild […]

Apple-Turnip Chicken Salad

  Last week I got these beautiful turnips at the farmers’ market.  I love a crisp, ripe white turnip and could just eat it raw – they are so sweet!  These were great because the greens were in good shape so I used them to make juice in the morning and then I tossed a […]

Balsamic Dijon Marinated Chicken With Fingerling Potatoes

  Back at the farmers market this weekend, I found some crisp spinach, amazing heirloom tomatoes, and tasty varieties of fingerling potatoes.  Add a split chicken breast, Dijon, and some Bariani balsamic vinegar & olive oil, and I had the perfect Saturday night dinner.  I owe Mark Bittman of the NY Times for the idea […]

Sprouted Buckwheat & Fig Salad

This was one of those accidental discoveries when I was trying to use up a bunch of fresh dill, some figs and extra green tops from a bunch of spring onions.  I ambitiously decided to make a nice crisp salad with some sprouted grains.  Sprouted grains are supposed to be really high in protein and […]

Raw Asparagus & Kale “Guacamole” Salad

  I’ve been on a raw food kick lately.  I started doing yoga again a couple of weeks ago and really feel motivated to detox.  But forget special detox diets and supplements – the best way to do that is to juice regularly and incorporate more raw foods in your diet, especially fruits and vegetables.  […]