Three Healthy Oil-Free Summer Salad Recipes

July 13, 2017

I can’t believe summer is only a week away, and I am so ready for some easy, healthy summer salad recipes. Summer is too precious to waste indoors and for anyone who enjoys food and cooking, summer offers the finest produce. The key is to keep it simple and just enjoy the fresh, fragrant flavors…

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Top 5 Oil-Free Salad Dressing Recipes

February 27, 2017

  I love oil-free salad dressing recipes. While some oils may be healthier than store bought commercial salad dressing, oil-free salad dressing can provide just as much flavor without all the fat. There is no nutritional value in oils, and vegetable oils contain no fiber, no minerals and are 100% fat calories. Despite all the hype,…

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Bulgur: One Of The World’s Best Foods For Weight Loss

August 30, 2016

Bulgur is a whole grain that often takes a back seat to more traditional grains like quinoa. Did you know quinoa with 222 calories per cup has nearly twice the calories of bulgur, which has 112 calories per cup? Cup for cup, quinoa has more macronutrients except for dietary fiber. However, if you eat two cups…

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Crudite Platter with Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing

August 15, 2016

The key to a successful crudite platter is to use all the season’s best vegetables. Today I choose green for my crudités because sugar snap peas, green beans, asparagus, cucumbers and green cauliflower were all available at my local farmer’s market. I recommend taking a few minutes to properly prepare each vegetable. Here is what you do.…

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Macaroni Salad For Your Summer Holiday Parties

May 30, 2016

  OK. Trust me. This macaroni salad was beyond delicious. Truth be told it was inspired by The Pioneer Women macaroni salad recipe, but I made it lighter, lower calorie and 100% vegan! But I got to hand it to that women, the combination of the pickles, black olives, and roasted red pepper is outstanding…

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Pomelo Salad with Toasted Almond & Coconut

February 24, 2016

Crunchy & Sweet Pomelo Salad with Toasted Almonds & Coconut This pomelo salad has it all. Crunchy, sweet, sour with a touch of salty. So yum! This was my first go around with this beautiful citrus, but it won’t be my last. For many years, I didn’t eat grapefruit because I was on a statin medication before…

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Unhealthy Oils & Chickpea Cakes with Oil Free Coleslaw

May 15, 2015

It’s almost that time of year again. Cookouts, picnics, corn on the cob, potato salad, and coleslaw. It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day is right around the corner, and I am ready for some summer fun and food. Coleslaw is one of my favorites and today I made a light and refreshing, oil-free version. I…

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Crisp and Tart Vegan Waldorf Salad

December 2, 2014

Vegan Waldorf Salad If you are not familiar with a Waldorf Salad, it was a signature dish at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. Cole Porter liked it so much that he sang about it in the 1934 tune “You’re the Top.” A Waldorf Salad is generally made with fresh apples, lettuce, celery, walnuts…

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Layered Taco Salad with Cilantro Dressing

August 6, 2014

I’ve never met a vegan who didn’t love themselves. When I say that I don’t mean conceited, narcissistic love, I mean self-love. Six months ago a dear friend of mind stopped eating meat and dairy. It really took me by surprise because I have never known her to take care of herself. She is overweight, depressed…

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