Health Begins in the Kitchen

Salads

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette (The “No-Brainer” Brainy Salad) Nitric oxide doesn’t sound like something that should be good for us. You might be thinking it sounds pretty close to those nasty cancer-causing chemicals found in things like deli meat and bacon (nitrates). […]

Honey Miso Vinaigrette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Honey Miso Vinaigrette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Back in the nineties, I think I ate more salads for meals than anything else.  That seemed noble and ultra-health conscious at the time and I was supremely proud of myself to have such fortitude and vigilance in the face of university parties and family […]

Waldorf Kale Salad

Waldorf Kale Salad

641.5 is my happy place in the library (the Dewey Decimal stamp of all things cooking).   You can imagine my thrill when I came across a cookbook, The Wikaninnish Cookbook (641.5971 to be exact), straight from the place my husband and I spent our honeymoon!  […]

Brains and Brawn Salad (Kale, Spinach, Avocado and Eggs)

Brains and Brawn Salad (Kale, Spinach, Avocado and Eggs)

    If you’re a bit like me, when I eat a salad, I have this smug little look upon my face that says, “look at me, eating this salad and getting all healthy.”  Well that’s not exactly what I’d say but I do congratulate […]

Blueberry and Pistachio Kale Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

Blueberry and Pistachio Kale Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

Well here we are again!  Gearing up for another school year.  Coco begins grade 3 in just a few days and I’ve been reflecting on her growth over the years–oh how her personality has blossomed into a feisty, independent, creative and centered child.  I have […]

Endive Radicchio Golden Beet and Parsley Salad

Endive Radicchio Golden Beet and Parsley Salad

This brightly-colored feast for the eyes completely surprised me with the contrast of textures and tastes.  Honestly, this is one salad I thought my baby girl, now 8, would pass on and I would have been alright with that.  Hubby never gets a pass.  However, […]

Sauteed Mushrooms on Spinach

Sauteed Mushrooms on Spinach

When I first came across a recipe that called for Sherry to be added to mushrooms, I was very hesitant.  Being a proponent of optimal health and having an underage daughter, I was not really in favor of using a liquor I had never even […]

Kale and Grapefruit Salad

Kale and Grapefruit Salad

I’m not going to write about how Kale is a powerhouse food that’s helpful in preventing cancer.  That’s for another day…and you’re probably tired of the media, sites, friends and family telling you how good it is for your body.  So I’m just going to […]