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Buttery Macadamia Nut Oil… Healthier than Olive Oil?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
July 11, 2017
File under: Greens, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Salads, Vegan

Baby Spinach Salad with Light and Lovely Cilantro Macadamia Dressing

Healthy oils have a number of benefits associated with them, including heart and circulatory system support, skin health and mental function

Olive oil is heart heathy, due to its high concentration of monounsaturated fats that help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. However, olive oil is not the only heart healthy culinary oil with extraordinary health benefits. …read more of Buttery Macadamia Nut Oil… Healthier than Olive Oil? here

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Best Kale Salad Ever – Kale with Creamy Avocado Dressing

By Sherry Brooks
March 21, 2013
File under: Recipes, Salads, Vegan

Kale has become quite the celebrity among the leafy greens these days and if you don’t arrive early to the Farmer’s Market, it is oftentimes sold out.  That’s how popular kale has become.

Kale is featured in restaurants and many smoothie chains offer kale in their green smoothies.

Food manufacturers are cranking out the baked kale chips, always at stratospheric prices.   If you bake kale chips in an oven at home, you are most likely left with a tiny pile of crispy kale chips, unless, of course you have one of those nifty dehydrators.

Bloggers just can’t seem to write enough about this “new” green wonder veggie.  “Massage it raw with lemon and . . . “ or “Hide it in a fruit smoothie.”

Have you brought home a lovely bunch of leafy green kale and wondered what to do with it?  …read more of Best Kale Salad Ever – Kale with Creamy Avocado Dressing here

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Farmers Market Salad in a Jar

By Sherry Brooks
March 1, 2013
File under: Recipes, Salads, Vegan


Salad with dressing should be eaten promptly after preparing it, right?  Well, I have a terrific method for making up the salad and dressing that stays super-crisp for up to five days!

Buying what is in season has never been more rewarding and there’s no recipe required!

Here’s how to do it . . . Place the dressing on the bottom of a glass jar, layering chopped produce and other ingredients, topping with the greens.

You can make a number of these pretty jars of salad when you get home from the Farmer’s Market with your produce. …read more of Farmers Market Salad in a Jar here

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Top Ten Salad Greens to Grow at Home

By Toni Salter
March 27, 2012
File under: Gardening, Greens, Salads

Throw out the iceberg lettuce and bring on the Asian Greens and Rainbow Chard for a tasty change to your usual salad.

Salads don’t have to be boring.  With the range of flavors, textures, shapes and colors of salad greens that you can grow at home, you can be enjoying your own delicious salad picked fresh from your garden, every day of the week.

Salad greens can be grown anywhere, in a pot, in the veggie patch or even in a community garden.  All you need is a little bit of sun and a little bit of space and you can grow your own salad in just 6 short weeks.

Just like a good wine or herbal tea, a salad needs to be balanced in flavor to make it a complete taste sensation.  Flavor suites include sweet, spicy, savory, anise and lemon. …read more of Top Ten Salad Greens to Grow at Home here

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Wholesome and Hearty Summer Salad

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
August 26, 2011
File under: Dairy Free, Salads, Vegan

Photo: Joseph A. Garcia

Hearty salads can be assembled in a matter of minutes, really hit the mark at the height of summer and are as good for you as they are for the planet.

Our summer salad combines crisp greens, colorful veggies, baked, marinated tofu and veggie pepperoni with a tart and creamy dairy–free dressing. …read more of Wholesome and Hearty Summer Salad here

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