Kale Ceasar Salad

November 23rd, 2018 by

Well, I must admit, this was a home run, both in terms of speed and taste. We were racing to make the Thanksgiving veggies and get to our special holiday meal at my sister-in-law’s home.  I was planning to make another dish, but in our rush, this one came together more quickly, so we went with it. Upon trying it, everyone said they loved it, even John, and EVEN my two year old! The dressing is walnut, parsley, olive oil, lemon, garlic, miso and white balsamic. I used the common curly green kale, massaged the dressing in and topped it with a few crunchy cruton substitutes: slivered almonds and pumpkin seeds. You can also sprinkle in some parmesan cheese, if you’d like.

Beet Up The Greens: A Mystical Salad

August 2nd, 2017 by

Once upon a time, there was a Field of Fresh Greens.

Then one day, the field of fresh greens wanted more, so he called on the powers of Sweet Beets, Tangy Goat Cheese, Tart Dried Cherries and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds to rain on him and he was happy.

He was overfilled with happiness and strength and was the most powerful Field of Greens in the land.

But he was still a bit lonely. So, he hired a friend named Miso Dijon Vinaigrette who had qualities that he liked: oily olive oil, sour-sweet lime, spunky dijon, and mellow white miso. Now he was happy, strong, powerful, and in the good company of friends with great taste.

~Jane and Jacob

Jane’s Miso Vinaigrette

November 2nd, 2016 by

With white miso, this tangy and bold dressing is super tasty and good for your gut health!

It is awesome on a nice kale, spinach or argula salad. I also drizzled it on butternut squash one night and sweet potatoes another and found it to be a great complement to these sweet vegetables.

I put the dressing out with a bag of kale one night, and my kids couldn’t get enough of it, pulling out a second bag of kale.  I’m not sure if it was the dressing or just a one time fluke, but I’m definitely serving this dressing to them again!

Spring Salad with Honey Sesame Vinaigrette

March 10th, 2016 by

Packed with nutrients and protein, this spring salad is made with spinach and arugula, red quinoa, chickpeas, cranberries, shredded butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds and a bit of crumbled goat cheese.  The dressing is a tangy homemade vinaigrette of white balsamic, tahini, olive oil, honey and kosher salt. Colorful and delightful!

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

April 27th, 2015 by

This invigorating dressing has six simple ingredients: lime (juice, pulp, zest), white balsamic vinegar, cilantro, kosher salt, cracked pepper, and a touch of olive oil.

If you want a fat-free version, leave out the olive oil, and if you don’t have cilantro, just combine the lime, balsamic, salt and pepper for a simple and refreshing dressing.