Cabbage Salad with Dijon-lime Dressing

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Using cabbage instead of lettuce makes a hearty salad, perfect for an entree. With cabbage and carrots as the foundation, almost any vegetables and beans you have on hand can be added. Sometimes I keep it really simple, using only cabbage, carrots and chickpeas, and other times I just keep adding veggies until it’s a […]

Ginger-garlic “No-Chicken” Salad

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This special salad calls for extra-firm tofu in place of chicken. When baked at high heat, the tofu browns and becomes quite dense, with a texture similar to chicken. The addition of roasted garlic and fresh ginger provides a powerful boost of flavor. 10-oz. package of extra firm tofu 1 cup apple juice (or juice […]

Hoppin’ John with Avocado-Cucumber Dressing

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Hoppin’ John, a southern U.S. dish featuring black-eyed peas, is traditionally eaten on January 1st to bring good luck in the New Year. In this version I use fennel and collard greens, and top it with a creamy avocado dressing. Ingredients 1 medium onion or shallot, chopped 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced 2 ribs […]

Fruit Salads with a Twist

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1. Fruity Greens (above) Fresh spinach or arugula Chopped parsley Organic strawberries Orange segments Red onion, diced Avocado, diced Lime juice Hulled sesame seeds 2. Herbed Fruit Salad Grapes Melon Pear (or apple/Asian pear) Mango Blueberries Banana Minced fresh basil or mint leaves 3. Pineapple Pucker Fresh pineapple cut into chunks Fresh mint leaves, minced […]

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Dill Dressing

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This warm salad incorporates a variety of roasted and raw vegetables, and is finished off with a creamy dressing made with fresh dill, green onions and tofu. Salad: 6 small golden beets, skins on and washed 1 red onion, quartered 2 zucchinis, each cut into 12 pcs 1 yellow/red bell pepper, sliced 10-15 cherry tomatoes […]