Category Archives: Salads & sides

Roasted root vegetables with butternut squash

Fall is in the air – and it is time to add squash and pumpkin to your food. So simple, so colorful and so seasonal. Not to mention super good for you. An all time fall favorite. Potatoes Butternut squash (or other eg. hokkaido … Continue reading

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Carrot, Chick Pea & Date Salad

This is the first time I publish a post with a photo shot and edited on my phone. A lot of times I end up not posting something really worthy of a post, because I simply don’t have the time … Continue reading

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Toasted sesame cabbage salad with miso dressing

It’s time for another of my favorite summer salads. A side that goes  well with most grilled meats and poultry. Even though the salad consists of only three ingredients, you can play with the colors. Choose cone cabbage in red … Continue reading

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Chinese five-spice chicken & orange salad

Every diner in California serves a version of Chinese chicken salad. Here is mine. You can make it in less than 30 minutes, which makes it a good healthy choice for weekdays. It is fresh and flavorful. The original inspiration is found … Continue reading

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Cabbage with salted peanuts

Numerous variations of pointed cabbage or white cabbage with some kind of crunch and fresh herbs has been my preferred side for the past many months. Still is actually. The recipe is so versatile that all you need are these simple suggestions for … Continue reading

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Orange broccoli salad with citrus vinaigrette

We need citrus this time of the year and I love to use citrus in my food. In this broccoli salad I use both orange and lemon. 1 bunch of broccoli, cut into florets 2 oranges 1 small shallot or onion, finely minced 3-4 slices … Continue reading

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Winter salad

It is still the season for cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts bok choy, broccoli and similar green leaf vegetables. They are high in antioxidants and loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber. This winter salad packs 2 in 1. Enjoy and feel good!  1 … Continue reading

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Raw cauliflower salad

This salad was surprisingly crunchy and flavorful. A keeper. By no means am I a raw food fanatic, but I do think we can benefit tremendously from eating more minimally  processed foods. This is an easy way. I made this salad the first time while … Continue reading

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My favorite summer salad

Studies, papers, books, interviews and kids have kept me from posting lately. I have made some very summery and delicious foods and sweets since my last update, though, but I didn’t have my camera ready and therefore I haven’t captured any appetizing images. So note to self: … Continue reading

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Apple coleslaw

Here is another recipe adapted from the magazine LIV. Simply delicious. A great summer side dish, which I have made numerous times already while wishing for warmer weather. Temps in the low 60s isn’t exactly the summer I was hoping for. Next … Continue reading

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