Chopped Spring Mix Salad

Chopped Spring Mix Salad
Serves 4-6 ~ Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Raw
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Salads are delicious, healthy and easy. In several minutes lunch or dinner is ready 🙂 . Here’s a salad you can crave, so quick and simple. Enjoy!

Ingredients and Directions:
2-3 Large Handfuls Spring Mix
1 Large Carrot, grated (or 2 small carrots)
½ Large English Cucumber, chopped
2 Radish, julienned
1 (15.5oz can) or 1 ½ Cup Chickpeas
½ Red Onion, chopped or sliced thin
1 Red Pepper, chopped
3 Tbsp Capers, optional

Combine and toss with some dressing. Enjoy!
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Kale & Quinoa Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
(Serves 2-4) – Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free
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Kale is nutrient dense and it is loaded with tons a good stuff. It’s no surprise that it’s considered a Super Food. Packed with Vitamin K, A, C, B6, Lutein and one cup boasts about 3 grams of protein and fiber. Excellent calcium and iron absorption also. I know I mentioned the power of spinach and Popeye yesterday, but imagine the strength he would’ve had if he ate kale instead, wow! It could’ve change the world, hehe.
Some additional ideas or variations of this salad: swap the dried cherries with cranberries or use an apple instead of a pear. Also, if the dressing is too tart or acidic add some sugar or additional Agave. Soak your peanuts, enjoy them raw or swap with chopped walnuts. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

3 Pieces Lacinato Kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped
4 Pieces of Curly Kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped
2 Tbsp Capers
½ Pear, julienned
½ Cup prepared Red Quinoa
¼ Cup Raw Peanuts
½ Cup Dried Cherries
½ Tsp Sea Salt
½ Tsp fresh Ground Pepper

Curly Kale – Washed, Dried, Chopped
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Dressing (Makes about 1 ½ Cups)
6oz Fresh Raspberries
¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Juice of 1 Lemon
3 Tbsp Blue Agave Nectar
½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:
For Dressing – Combine all ingredients in high speed blender (I used a Nutribullet).
For salad – rinse and drain chopped kale, I used my salad spinner.
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Lacinato Kale – Wash, Dried, Chopped
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Combine all ingredients and toss together with ½ cup of prepared Raspberry dressing. Refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes for flavors to combine. Enjoy!

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • Servings: 2-4 ~ Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: https://veganrescue.com/

Ingredients:

3 Pieces Lacinato Kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped
4 Pieces of Curly Kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped
2 Tbsp Capers
½ Pear, julienned
½ Cup prepared Red Quinoa
¼ Cup Raw Peanuts
½ Cup Dried Cherries
½ Tsp Sea Salt
½ Tsp fresh Ground Pepper

Dressing (Makes about 1 ½ Cups)
6oz Fresh Raspberries
¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Juice of 1 Lemon
3 Tbsp Blue Agave Nectar
½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:
For Dressing – Combine all ingredients in high speed blender (I used a Nutribullet). For salad – rinse and drain chopped kale, I used my salad spinner.
Combine all ingredients and toss together with ½ cup of prepared Raspberry dressing. Refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes for flavors to combine. Enjoy!

Quick Biscuits with Capers (Dinner Rolls in 20 minutes!)

Quick Biscuits with Capers (Dinner Rolls in 20 minutes!)
(Makes 10 biscuits) – Vegan
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These are so quick and easy to make. They’re perfect as a quick dinner roll for supper and are excellent also for breakfast/brunch. I made these recently for breakfast and paired it with Tofu Scramble and a Potato Hash that I made. The best thing I can say about these is that they can be made in a flash or a pinch. I whipped these up faster than it took me to make breakfast and guaranteed faster than it typically takes me to make dinner. The Capers are lovely in this recipe; it adds a delicious briny finish. Enjoy!
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Ingredients:
1 ½ Cup Self-Rising Flour
1 ½ Tsp Italian Seasoning
¼ Tsp Salt
2 ½ Tbsp Vegenaise
1 Tbsp Capers
¾ Cup Almond Milk (I used almond/coconut blend)

Directions:
-Preheat oven 450 degrees. Grease muffin/cupcake pan with Earth Balance or vegan cooking spray.
-Combine all ingredients; I stirred the almond milk in last. Do not over mix. –After all ingredients have been incorporated let mixture rest for about 5 minutes.
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-Divide batter evenly – makes 10 biscuits. Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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Quick Biscuits with Capers

  • Servings: 10 Biscuits ~ Vegan
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Credit: VeganRescue.com
Ingredients:
1 ½ Cup Self-Rising Flour
1 ½ Tsp Italian Seasoning
¼ Tsp Salt
2 ½ Tbsp Vegenaise
1 Tbsp Capers
¾ Cup Almond Milk (I used almond/coconut blend)

Directions:
-Preheat oven 450 degrees. Grease muffin/cupcake pan with Earth Balance or vegan cooking spray.
-Combine all ingredients; I stirred the almond milk in last. Do not over mix. –After all ingredients have been incorporated let mixture rest for about 5 minutes.
-Divide batter evenly – makes 10 biscuits. Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad (Serves 2)

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I thoroughly enjoy cooking and creating. There are some days that I literally open the pantry and refrigerator and voila! This salad happened on one of those days. Our children were visiting family for the day; Seth and I were about to enjoy a sandwich but I wanted something fresh to go along with it…a simple side salad. Boom…Zucchini salad! This recipe was perfect for just the two of us but could easily be doubled.

Ingredients:

1 large Zucchini, shaved

1 Vine Ripe Tomato, shaved

1 handful of Parsley, chopped

1 Scallion (Green Onion), chopped finely

3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, good quality

½ Tsp Italian Seasoning

1 Tsp Dijon Mustard

1 Tsp blue Agave nectar

1 Tbsp Capers

Directions:

-Using a mandolin slicer or vegetable peeler, slice zucchini and tomatoes into ribbons from top to bottom. (I use the 1/16 or 1.5mm setting on my mandolin). Chop parsley and finely chop green onion, set aside with zucchini and tomatoes.

-Whisk together Vinegar, Olive Oil, Italian Seasoning, Dijon Mustard, Agave and capers until combined. Toss both together until combined. Enjoy!

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