If you're like the majority of middle class Los Angeles, you practically live off of Trader Joe's prepared salads and meals. While I am a big fan of Trader Joe's, I don't love prepared meals from most grocery stores. Simply because nearly all of them contain preservatives to keep them on the shelf for longer, and often times, artificial flavors and colors to achieve the desired taste and look in a food that sits on the shelf for days, maybe even weeks.
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Whether it's Spring or Fall in your part of the world, and just warming up or just cooling down, a great way to add depth, character, and a bit of warmth to your salads is with warm spices and roasted veggies. I just never get tired of fresh vibrant Mediterranean flavors in any season. Roasted cauliflower and beets bring beautiful color, while warm spices of cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon contrast brilliantly with creamy salty Feta cheese, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and slightly sweet and tangy Pomegranate Read more [...]
One of my favorite sayings I've taken away from my education at Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), is "taste the rainbow!" And I'm not talking about sugar-laden Skittles, I'm talking about a well-rounded nutritious diet that incorporates all of the beautiful colors Mother Nature has to offer. Adding a variety of colors to your diet is one of the easiest and most eye-appealing ways to ensure you're getting all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. It's no surprise that all of my favorite Read more [...]
For some of you it may be starting to look and feel like Fall, but here in California it still feels like Summer to me! Visit your local Farmer's Market to take advantage of all the delicious end of Summer produce for this bright and cleansing Seasonal Summer Kale Salad. You can even experiment with the different varieties of kale they have to offer. For this salad, I used a combination of my two favorites- Curly and Purple Kale. And this salad is great for a BBQ or Summer picnic.
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This grain-free and dairy-free Salmon Salad was inspired by an Asian Salmon Roll from the Food Network, but who needs bread when you can have a cleansing cooling Summer salad?! As some of you may know, I've been couch-surfing and living out of a suitcase for the past couple months since being back from traveling. I am lucky enough to have amazing friends that have hosted me and made me feel right at home. Recently I stayed with my lovely friend Maya and her adorable dog Addy. For just a few short Read more [...]