Archives for the ‘Salads’ Category

Black Bean & Corn Salad

  One of the hardest things about being on a gluten-free and sugar-free diet is trying to find things to snack on during the day.  Usually my snacks consist of fruit and nuts or the occasional slice of gluten-free toast with almond butter.  But when I have long days it really helps me to have […]

Dijon Chicken Salad With Walnuts And Red Grapes

  My parents were visiting from Minnesota this week, and I decided to roast a chicken.  Unfortunately I was so caught up in the meal preparation that I neglected to take a picture of it (though it looked absolutely beautiful!), so I will post on that at a later time.  But the process of roasting […]

Trader Joes’ Marinated Three-Bean Salad (and other healthy lunch options)

I just had to take a picture of this beautiful salad I made for lunch today.  The ingredients are simple – mixed greens and arugula from the farmers’ market, sliced red bell pepper, diced almonds and Trader Joe’s brand marinated three-bean salad, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice and garnished […]

Cranberry Wild Rice & Buckwheat Salad

  Did you know that wild rice is not actually rice at all, but it is a seed-bearing grass that grows in marshes and shallow waters in the Midwestern United States?  Despite its name and resemblance to traditional rice, it is not in the same family.  It is however very nutritious – high in protein, […]

Tomato Cucumber Cilantro Salad

  Walking through the farmers’ market in late July and August, one cannot miss the signs that it is tomato season in California.  Everywhere you turn there are piles of ripe, organic tomatoes – bright red, yellow, orange ones, multi-colored heirlooms, cherry and grape tomatoes, you name it.  This is one of my favorite times […]

Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  Lunch is usually my least complicated meal of the day.  Easy preparation, little clean-up.  Usually I make a simple salad with whatever greens and veggies I have from the farmers’ market, add some beans or smoked turkey, and top it with some variety of nuts and an olive-oil/lemon dressing.  Today, Friday, was the last day […]