Salads

Cabbage with onions 

  • 1 medium size cabbage
  • 2 1/2 medium size onions
  • 7 tbs oil
  • few fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic (lahsun), minced
  • 1 inch by 1 1/2 a piece of ginger , chopped
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 green chily thinly sliced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

How to make Cabbage With Onions:

Cut the cabbage into thin long strips. Peel 2 onions and chop them lengthwise. Chop the remaining half coarsely. Heat 4 tablspoon of oil in a pan and then add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds and the fenugreek. When the seeds sputter add the onions chopped lengthwise. Keep stiring the onions for 1-2 minutes. Now add the shredded cabbage, stir in properly and put the lid on the pan and let the cabbage cook for 15 – 20 minutes on low flame stirring occassionally.

In the mean while, make a paste of the chopped onion, ginger, garlic, and tomato in a blender. Take the remaining oil in another pan and add the paste, turmeric, chilly and keep frying stirring all the while for 5 – 6 minutes. If the mixture starts to stick to the bottom of the pan then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of water occasionally. When this mixture is ready add the cooked cabbage, salt, and lemon juice and let it cook for 5 minutes.


Red lentil Dahl soup

  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 1/2 T minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • Sea salt
  • 2 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp limejuice
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro finely chopped

Heat coconut oil in large soup pan over medium high heat. Add cumin and mustard seeds.  Immediately add onion, ginger, turmeric sea salt and tomatoes. Sauté for 2 min. deglaze pan with 1/2 cup of broth. When liquid has decreased by half add rest of liquid, lentils and cinnamon sticks. Bring to boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 30 min.  Simmer until Dahl has thickened, then add lime juice, add maple syrup and cilantro


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Mexican Fiesta Salad

Serves 2

  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 orange, diced
  • ½ cup of chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh corn
  • 1 cup canned or fresh black beans
  • fresh black pepper grinder
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • garnish: fresh cilantro

Orange Lime Dressing

  • 1 juicy lime
  • 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Half squeezed orange
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper

Dice onion and tomato, putting both in a small bowl.

Finely chop the cilantro and fold into the tomato and onion mixture.

Grind fresh black pepper on top. Set aside.

Whisk together lime orange dressing.

Peel your orange and dice.

Place in another small bowl.

Dice your avocado and put into same bowl as oranges.

Toss a bit so orange juice coats avocado. Mix in corn and black beans.

Plate spinach and top with salad mixture and dressing.


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Raw Kale Salad

Serves 4

  • 3 cups of chopped kale in bite sized pieces
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 avocado sliced thin
  • 2 T of walnuts
  • 2 T of dried currants or raisins
  • 2 T of hemp seeds

Dressing

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 T of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Celtic sea salt to taste

Whisk together the dressing and set aside. In a big mixing bowl, pour dressing onto your chopped kale, and begin “massaging” it with your hands, until it starts to get soft and well coated. This should not take long. Enjoy!


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Beet, Fennel and Fig Salad with Cranberry Sage Dressing

  • Cranberry sage dressing
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 fresh sage leaf, chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound fresh beets
  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and halved
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • sea salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 pound baby arugula
  • 6 fresh figs

To make the dressing, heat 2 T of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.Add the shallots and saute until softened about five minutes. Add the cranberries and cook, stirring, until they are softened and begin to pop about five minutes. Set aside cool and transfer to blender, add vinegar, rosemary, sage, water, maple syrup and salt, the remaining Olive oil and process until smooth.

Preheat oven to 350F

Put beets on baking sheet, and fennel on separate baking sheet, cut side up, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Put the beets and fennel in the oven and roast until fork tender about 30 minutes for fennel, and 50-60 minutes for the beets When cool enough to handle, peel the beets and cut into thin slices, and cut the fennel into thin slices.

Meanwhile, spread the pecans on baking sheet and bake 5-8 minutes. Put together in large bowl, and drizzle with dressing.


Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  • 16 ounce of fresh brussel sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw pecans
  • 1/4 tsp organic orange zest
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil

Wash and dry your sprouts. Remove browned leaves. Slice into quarters.

Roast: Toss sprouts with additional olive oil, pepper and a splash of balsamic. Place on baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees until tender – at least 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Toss with dried cranberries, orange zest and pecans.

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