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Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

This is a delicious combination. It makes a great main meal lunch for two or salads for four people. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish, or even over rice as an entrée. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup hazelnuts 1 cup lentils 3 cups water 2-3 bay leaves pinch thyme 1 small [...]


Olivier salad

Olivier salad

This is a delicious vegan version of a famous salad. Created in 1860 by the Chef Oliver at the Hermitage in Moscow. Traditionally eaten at New Years in Russia, although popular the world over at any time of the year. It’s quiet simple to make, however, it is important that the vegetables are cut into [...]


Red Cabbage Slaw with Orange Tahini Dressing

Red cabbage slaw with carrots, apples and walnuts

This colorful salad is delicious. We enjoyed it as a lunch, but it would be great at any meal, even special holiday meals. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 head red cabbage, thinly sliced 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1-2 medium carrots, peeled and julienned (cut as matchsticks) 1-2 organic apples, cored [...]


Beet and Plum Salad with Vegan Cheese

Beet and Plum Salad with Vegan Cheese - Click here to license this image

Beets and plums make a great combination. We have an abundance of both beets and plums this year. This recipe is very easy to make and can be enjoyed with a variety of different plums and also different beets. We’ve also had this with yellow beets and yellow plums. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the [...]


Cauliflower, Barley and Big Bean Salad

Cauliflower, Barley and Big Bean Salad - Click here to license this image

This is an awesome salad that we enjoyed last weekend when we had a small party with friends. It is healthy, hearty and flavorful. Ingredients: for the salad: 1 cup barley pinch salt 2 cups water 1/2 head cauliflower, cut in florets 1 15 ounce jar giant butter beans, drained and rinsed 2 scallions, sliced [...]


Nectarine and Turnip Salad with Red Currant Vinaigrette

Nectarine and Purple Turnip Salad

With fresh produce at it’s peak now, we are happy to suggest this tasty salad for our vegan friends. It’s a lovely crunchy mixture of fruit and vegetable with a nice spicy yet sweet dressing. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2-3 ripe nectarines (depending on size) 1-2 turnips (depending on size), peeled and sliced salad greens [...]


Pea and Rice Salad with Spinach Cilantro Pesto

Pea and Rice Salad with Spinach Cilantro Pesto

We’ve always enjoyed pea and rice salads, but made this one as a new variation. It was very tasty with the spinach and cilantro pesto. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 2 cups cooked rice 2-3 spring onion, finely sliced for the pesto: 2 cups spinach washed and lightly steamed 1 bunch [...]


Belgian Endive, Apple, Pineapple and Walnut Salad

Belgian Endive, Apple, Pineapple and Walnut Salad

Belgian endive are now in season and we are looking forward to sharing a lot of new recipes with you. This tasty salad is very easy to make. The pineapple and apples offset the sometimes bitter flavor of the endive and all of the ingredients offer a great crunchiness. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 Belgian [...]


Protein Packed Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Walnuts, Fava Beans, Radishes and Soy Cheese

This protein packed salad tastes as great and refreshing as it looks. We have really been enjoying this salad. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 3 cups water 10-12 ounces fava beans, pod removed, blanched and skins removed 1 bunch red radishes, cleaned and thinly sliced 4 ounces walnuts 16 ounces seedless grapes 8 [...]


White Turnip and Apple Salad with Walnuts

White Turnip and Apple Salad with Walnuts

This is a great salad that we enjoyed last night. Turnips are a vegetable we have just discovered and have been enjoying, especially raw in salads. White turnips, also known as May turnips are seasonal both in the springtime, and in fall. We are looking forward to having more and growing our own. Serving Size: [...]


Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa Tabouli

This is one of our favorite salads. We have it quite often. Traditionally tabouli (tabbouleh) it is being made with bulgur, but as this is the International Year of Quinoa we decided to use white quinoa to make the salad. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 2-3 bunches parsley, washed and finely chopped 3-4 tomatoes, deseeded and [...]


Beets Filled with a Carrot, Apple and Walnut Salad

Beets Filled with Carrot, Apple and Walnut Salad

This lovely salad tastes great. It would also make nice appetizers for a dinner party, or could be served at a buffet. Yield: 8 filled beets Ingredients: 8 medium beets 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 apples, peeled, coed and chopped 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/4 cup soy yogurt 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish pinch [...]


Green Bean and Walnut Salad with Soy Cheese Pieces

Green Bean and Walnut Salad with Soy Cheese Pieces

This lovely salad has a really nice dressing to go along with it. The mixture of beans, walnuts, soy cheese and orange dressing was very tasty. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1 red onion, chopped 1 cup soy cheese, grated, cubed or crumbled 2 [...]


Carrot Mango Salad

Carrot Mango Salad

This salad is very tasty and refreshing. The dressing is particularly nice. The bright colors were lovely on a gray winter day. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 14 ounces carrots, peeled, grated, sliced or shaved 1 large ripe mango, peeled, and sliced 4 spring onions, thinly sliced 1/2 bunch coriander or cilantro, washed and chopped 1/2 [...]


Rutabaga Mango Salad

Rutabaga Mango Salad

This is a lovely and healthy winter salad. The flavor of the mango blends well with the rutabaga and both are ripe at the same time. We really enjoyed this salad. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 14 ounces rutabaga 4 spring onions 1 ripe mango 1/4-1/2 cup soy cheese 1/4 cup pine nuts, sunflower seeds or [...]


TVP Lettuce Wraps

TVP Lettuce Wraps

With the holiday season behind us now, having enjoyed many nice meals and baked goods, we are looking forward to lighter meals. Lettuce wraps are a great way to cut back on breads, yet still have a filling and satisfying meal. Yield: 6 wraps Ingredients: 6 large lettuce leaves 1 cup TVP (textured vegetable protein) [...]


Yellow Beet and Quince Salad

Yellow Beet and Quince Salad

This tasty salad brings the flavors of fall. The poached quince tastes lovely with the beets and the soy cheese, and walnuts bring even more texture and flavors. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 medium yellow beets 1 quince, poached 4 ounces soy cheese, grated 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted salad greens for the dressing: [...]


Minty Fava Bean Salad with Crunchy Fried Onions

Minty Fava Bean Salad with Crunchy Fried Onions

This is a simple healthy salad that is lovely to look at as well as enjoying the flavors. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 cups fava beans, blanched and skins removed handful fresh mint leaves, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 lemon, juiced 1 pinch salt 1 pinch dried chili pepper 1 teaspoon cumin, ground 1 [...]


Best of Fall Salad

Best of Fall Salad

We have recently discovered how nice black skinned radishes are. We are thrilled to be growing them as a fall crop in the garden. This salad is great. We really enjoyed it last night. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 large black radishes, peed and grated or shredded 2 large carrots, peeled and grated or shredded [...]


Beet and Pear Salad on Watercress

Beet and Pear Salad on Watercress

This was a lovely salad. Beets and pears go really nicely together and the poppyseed dressing is great. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 2 large beets pinch of salt 2-3 ripe pears 1 ounce soy cheese for the poppyseed dressing: 3 tablespoons white wine, raspberry or white balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil [...]


Fava Bean Salad with Black Olives, Tomatoes and Soy Cheese

Fava Bean Salad with Black Olives, Tomatoes and Soy Cheese

This is a flavorful and healthy salad that we enjoyed this evening. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 ounces fava beans, blanched and skins removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 4-6 tomatoes, quartered 2 cloves garlic, minced 4-6 ounces soy cheese, cubed 3 tablespoons dill, chopped 12-36 seeded black olives (depending on size) salt and pepper to [...]


Pears On Watercress and Soy Cheese with Poppy Seed Dressing

Pears on Watercress and Soy Cheese with Poppy seed Dressing

Some varieties of pears are coming into season now, so we took the chance to enjoy this lovely salad. It is a delicious mixture of flavors with the sweet pears, the piquant soy cheese and watercress. The poppy seed dressing brings it all together. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 4 ripe pears 4 [...]


Crunchy Pea Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Crunchy Pea Salad with Balsamic Dressing

We really enjoyed this tasty salad tonight. We used fresh peas from our garden to make this nice salad. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 ounce green peas, fresh or frozen 1/2 cup almonds, chopped or sliced 3-4 spring onions, white and green parts sliced 1/2 cup soy cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup soyannaise 2 tablespoons balsamic [...]


Strawberry Tofu Salad

Strawberry Tofu Salad

This is a delicious salad. The flavors are a very nice combination. The borage flowers are slightly spicy like pepper and go well with the sweet strawberries. The salad dressing is particularly nice on this salad, but goes well on others and makes a nice marinade. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the dressing: 1 large [...]