Harissa crusted Cauliflower salad

It’s a vegetable overload weekend in our household. We had pea protein packed smoothie this morning and then ran a 5k in freezing temperatures. But the sun was out which gave energy to the mind and body. Riding the veggie theme for lunch I wanted to make something that continues to feed the body with…

Quinoa Walnut Salad with Wasabi Dressing

Spring? Summer? Not sure what’s going on with the weather in Virginia but in spite of the incessant rain, the green trees and foliage lends a spark to life. We have vegetables, herbs and trees we are planting and it is all very uplifting for our own being and the life of this planet. This…

Cucumber Yogurt and Dill salad

There are so many versions of cucumber and herbs in cuisines ranging from Indian, Egyptian to Greek. My version takes all these influences and create a soothing and filling summer dish. Perfect for the summer months especially if you have those fresh cucumber growing in your back yard. I have been so excited about my…

Garden Tomato and Roasted Corn – Picnic Salad

Summer slowly winds down.. but in my garden the tomatoes are still vibrant, peppers still prospering, herbs still waiting to be picked. As we planned a picnic in the countryside,  I filled my basket with the garden goodness. This fresh tomato and roasted corn salad is packable for a good picnic. The orzo was a…

For the Love of Salad

Lately we have been binging on Grapefruit…every variety Red, Pink, yellow and everything in between. This salad uses grapefruit to bring a citrus deliciousness to a salad. Topping it with a soft boiled egg just takes it to a main dish level. Ingredients: Greens ( fresh organic spring mix or any other you like) Sliced…

Perfect summer salad – black chickpeas

Black Chickpeas or Bengal Gram are an excellent source of protein, iron, folate and iron . Chickpeas are low in fat and most of this is polyunsaturated.  This delicious salad provides rich nutrients and is especially good when breaking the fast after a long day of fasting during the month of Ramadan. 2 cups of black chana…

Thai Green Papaya Salad

It was a perfect green papaya that came from the market. The snow outside kept it intact for a couple of day before I ventured to make this tangy uplifting salad. This salad is usually a staple at Thai restaurants but making it at home could not be easier. I have adjusted to make it…