Spinach Strawberry & Walnut Salad

Summer salads are the best! Although Summer has come to an end, you can still play around with versions of this salad through the fall. You can swap out the strawberries for a fresh in-season chopped apple.

4-5 cups Spinach
1  1/2 cup sliced Strawberries or 1-2 apple chopped
Chopped Onion
Other add-in options: walnuts, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds

Dressing: (this will probably make more dressing than you want on the salad)
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Sea salt
1 teaspoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Ground pepper

egg salad & spinach strawberry salad

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Pixie Retreat Rawr – Kale Salad

Some foods are better made by someone else! I love Kale Salad and I really love it when there is apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast in it for some reason. This healthy salad was picked up at my local New Seasons and I thought I’d give it a whirl. It is gluten-free, dairy free, soy free and local all things I look for when I can. It’s made by Pixie Retreat Rawr.
The ingredients are clean, the texture is awesome. A lot of times kale salads will taste dry and boring. Not this one! Lots of flavor and things to chew on. I ate this size in two sittings (not because I couldn’t have polished off the whole thing in one sitting but I’ve done that before and my digestive system OD’d on kale).

They make a lot of other good-looking products that I’ll be checking out soon too! I recommend this tasty salad for something different. 🙂 Enjoy! photo

Salad Dressing – for Any Salad

My quickest and favorite salad dressing is so simple. It seems to compliment just about any mix of toppings for a salad and every time I make it for new guests I get rave reviews. Ingredient line up to make a small bottle of dressing 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 2/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder sea salt & pepper to taste Mix it all up in a jar or some sort of container that you can store. You do not need to refrigerate this, it can store fine in your cupboard until you need it.   Other dressing ideas & options — you can switch up the flavors so easily! Below is a list of things to try and can be purchased at your local oil & vinegar store, in Portland here is the link to the store: http://portland.oilandvinegarusa.com Instead of balsamic vinegar, try: raspberry vinegar orange vinegar apple vinegar strawberry vinegar fig vinegar pomegranate vinegar Instead of olive oil, try: rosemary infused olive oil avocado oil walnut oil olive oil with lemon garlic infused olive oil Other tasty options to include (if you include these, you will want to store it in the refrigerator and it will keep for about 2 weeks depending on the freshness of your produce being added): muddled orange muddled raspberries finely diced green onions minced fresh garlic minced ginger minced mint minced cilantro

The Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar

I have always liked vinegar alright but I wasn’t as huge of a fan until two years ago. I started using Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar everyday and have learned that there are so many health benefits to using it … Continue reading