Archive for Salads

Linguine with No-cook Tomato Sauce

I like to bring this salad to potlucks. I always get requests for the recipe. This is a great salad, especially if you like basil!

Serves 8

1 lb linguine pasta

Sauce Ingredients:

3 c. chopped ripe tomatoes
4 oz mozzarella cheese, cut in 1/2 in. cubes
1/3 c fresh basil leaves, chopped (If I don’t have fresh I use a smaller amount of dried)
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 t minced garlic
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
 
1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil
2 Meanwhile put all the Sauce ingredients in a large serving bowl. Toss gently to mix and coat. (I don’t add cheese until after pasta has cooled. Otherwise it melts!)
3 Cook linguine as package directs. Drain well; add to sauce and toss to mix. (When cooled add cheese)
 
 

Citrus Salad

I love fruit! It’s yummy and refreshing!

Citrus Salad pg. 147  Note: This makes a large salad

2 oranges
1tangelo
1/2 pineapple
2 tangerines
1 grapefruit
1 pint strawberries

Peel and segment oranges, tangerines, tangelo, and grapefruit and cut them into smaller pieces. Cut pineapple into cubes, slice strawberries and put all ingredients into a bowl.

 

Day 13 It just didn’t happen….

So the blog was rather quite on Thursday and Friday because I just didn’t get anything made. I didn’t make it to the store nor did I have time to make anything. Thankfully today was different. I made 4 recipes. I’m trying to make up for lost time! When I got to the store to get my ingredients for the recipes I discovered a super deal on cereals. I know, I know, it’s not very healthy but it’s what my family eats right now.  I got all 12 boxes for a total of $1.56!!!!! Highlight of my day. Less than 15 cents per box!!!

Anyway…onto the recipes.

Black Bean Burritos pg. 246 Good. For some reason my filling was a little runny. Not as strong of citrus flavors as I was expecting.

 Hawaiian Rice pg. 268 Nice sweet flavor! The honey and pineapple added an interesting twist.

Sweet Potato Salad pg. 164 It was good. I had never thought of eating sweet potatoes raw. I loved the Italian Dressing I put on!

Italian Dressing pg. 181 I really liked this dressing. Never thought of using vegetables as a base for dressing. I’m going to keep it in mind for future recipes.

 2 red bell peppers (I used 1 because our pepper from the store seemed huge)
2 small cucumbers (I only used 1 for the same reason as above)
2 stalks of celery (again I only used 1)
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 c lemon juice
1 t. basil
1 t. oregano
3 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t. honey
1/2 c. minced parsley
Celtic sea salt to taste
 
Seed peppers and cucumber, chop celery into chunks, and put all ingredients except parsley into blender. Blend until desired consistency is reached, adding soup stock to thin. Add parsley.

Day 9 and I really need to go grocery shopping!

I have no clue what I am making tomorrow because I don’t have much of anything in the refrigerator. I’m going to have to find some time to go to the store. I’m a little doubtful it’s going to happen. We’ll see…

For lunch I made Cauliflower and Greens Salad pg. 165 (It was good!)

Topped with Tomato and Herb Dressing pg. 183 (Good but needed some salt)

Blend 2 ripe tomatoes and 1 stalk of chopped celery with 1 t. (or as needed to reach desired consistency) olive oil with one of the following fresh herbs: anise, basil, oregano, or rosemary. (I chose basil and would also salt to taste.)

Day 8 and Another Raw Soup

Started this morning with Avocado Fruit Salad pg 146. I never would have put avocado in a fruit salad but it tasted better than how I thought it would. (Still not sure I like the combination though)

For lunch today I had Raw Carrot Soup pg. 206 I really liked the flavors of the parsley and green onions together. This is a nice transitional raw soup since it isn’t served cold.

2 c. vegetable soup stock
1/2 c. almonds
1 c. fresh parsley
1/2 t. celtic sea salt
1 c. shredded carrot
1/4 c. finely chopped green onions
 
Blend first four ingredients, then add carrots. Pulse blender to chop carrots to desired consistency. Pour into bowl, and garnish with green onions before serving.

 

Day 5 Spring is here!

Much to my delight today, I discovered that the chives I needed for my avocado soup could be gotten fresh from my own garden! Spring is on its way.

Started my day out this morning with Apple Kiwi Salad pg. 145 It was good. I probably wouldn’t use that many apples as it drowns out the other fruit.

Next I made Vegetable Soup Stock pg. 207 for Avocado Soup pg. 200 My family had never heard of raw soup before. When they asked me what I was making they all gave me the same reaction. Raw soup???

1 ripe avocado
2 cloves garlic
1 carrot
1 c. vegetarian soup stock pg. 207
1 t. chives
1 stalk of celery
2 tomatoes
Celtic Sea Salt, to taste
 
Peel and mash avocado, peel and mince garlic, grate carrot, dice celery, peel and chop tomatoes into small pieces. Combine all ingredients and mix well or place in a blender and chop to desired consistency. (I chose to puree half of the soup and then mixed it all together)

For Dinner I made Salsa pg. 264 It was nice to have fresh salsa! It was good but I prefer a spicier less sweet salsa.

 Guacamole pg. 288 My family and I love guacamole! It was good though I would season with salt.

Vegetarian Taco Salad pg. 264  I really liked the variation of eating a taco salad instead of the standard tacos in a tortilla shell. The Vegetarian Taco salad was good, but the “Taco sauce” needed more seasoning.

 

Day 4 and a Video

This morning for breakfast I made  Ambrosia Salad pg. 148. It was quite yummy. I wasn’t sure if I would like it because of the coconut but I really did. I would definitely like to make it again sometime soon. 

3 bananas
2 oranges
1/2 c. chopped dates
3/4 c. seedless grapes, halved
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 c. freshly grated coconut or unsweetened coconut
 
Peel and slice bananas, peel and dice oranges, chop dates, half and add grapes, sprinkle with lemon juice and chill. To serve sprinkle with coconut.
 
 

I also tried Sunshine Carrot Salad pg. 154 That was okay. It was mainly carrots. To make the dressing they gave the option of using either water or apple juice with the other ingredients. I chose water but wished I would have chosen apple juice.

Thought you might be interested in seeing a testimony from someone who was on the Hallelujah diet.

Yummy Day 2

I really am liking this so far. I’m so happy to be having more fruits and vegetables. Especially in new ways! I wasn’t doing good eating enough vegetables because I was really getting tired of my standard fare of a normal lettuce salad. It’s nice to be discovering new ways of having vegetables.

Mixed Fruit Combo pg. 110

1/2 apple
1/2 pear
1/2 ripe banana
1 1/2 bananas
1/4 c. raisins (I would recommend 2 T instead)
1/4 c. dates
Pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon

Soak raisins and chopped dates in distilled water over night. Drain and save soaking water. Slice or dice apple, pear, and 1/2 ripe banana. Make the following sauce to pour over fruit: In food processor or blender, place peeled 1 1/2 banana raisins and dates with as much of the soaking water as required to blend to a creamy consistency.  Add a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon.

Apple Salad pg. 146 Very yummy! My dad tried this salad and really liked it. He kept saying how different the combination was but yet how much he really liked it and that we should take it to picnics and potlucks. The ingredients are: celery, pear, grapes,juice of a lemon, appples, pecans, and juice of an orange.