Archives for the ‘Lunch’ Category

Chilled Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Garlic-Cilantro Prawns

Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Prawns   I love reading the food & drink section in the paper.  Last week there were two recipes for chilled tomato-based gaspacho-style soups in the SF Chronicle.  One was a blended soup with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and cucumber.  The other had diced tomatoes and peppers with roasted […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Easter Brunch: Polenta Pizza

  One of my favorite things to do on Easter is going to the farmers’ market and seeing all the blooming flowers and fresh spring vegetables and fruits coming in season.  Green garlic, asparagus, sugar-snap peas, ripe strawberries….yum!!  So I spent my Sunday off having a lazy cup of coffee and cooking some more elaborate meals than I normally […]

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, […]

Winter Squash & Black Bean Chili

  Now that we are experiencing the blustery dark days of winter, there is nothing like a spicy pot of chili to warm your bones.  I find this vegan recipe especially comforting, as this delicious heart-warming stew of sweet butternut squash, salted black beans and spicy chili pepper will make you forget that it’s cold outside.  […]

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

  Wow, it has been almost three weeks since I last posted.  Where did the time go?  We enjoyed a wonderful week in Boston visiting my brother and family for Thanksgiving.  Not only was it great spending time with family and enjoying the exciting city of Boston, but good food seemed to find us wherever […]

Vegan Rosemary-Ginger Potato-Leek Soup

  This is a delicious fall favorite and makes for a light supper or comforting hot lunch.  Good Yukon gold potatoes from the farmer’s market are flavorful and satisfying, especially when simmered with ginger, garlic and leeks.  The fresh rosemary leaves add a light, fragrant appeal that complements the ginger.  Completely vegan, dairy- and gluten-free, […]