Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019

Say hello to my newest obsession.  I have eaten this salad every single day for almost 2 weeks now and some nights I even have it again for dinner.  I just can’t stop eating it!!!!  It needs it’s own Facebook page where people can come and say nice things to it and how much they enjoy it’s crunchy texture and delicious balsamic glaze.  If Bull Testicles can have a Facebook Page then my Krunchy Kale Salad can too!  And it’s such a polite salad, letting you add in your favorite veggies or seasonings – it doesn’t mind, it’s cool like that.  It just wants to fill your belly with yummy goodness – isn’t it sweet?!  Maybe it will trend on twitter – #krunchykalesalad.  Make it happen people!

Patty Pan squash are so adorable that sometimes I just can’t bring myself to cut them up to prepare them so the next best thing is to leave them intact and stuff them! I don’t know how they came to be called patty pan squash. I would name them sunshine squash since they are so bright and cheerful looking.

I almost always have a large bowl of cooked brown rice on hand at home.  My husband is a big fan of rice and we usually have Crispy Fried Rice for dinner at least once a week.  I had a bit of leftover rice left at the end of the week and threw together this delicious cold salad.  For a bit of fun I decided to take half of the recipe and make it into cute bite sized rice balls.  This salad is also super yummy wrapped in a Nori wrap.  Any way you serve it it’s sure to be delicious.

Aren’t these beautiful?!  I had a version of these a few weeks ago that were made by my very good friend, Chef Matthew Purnell from Living On The Veg.  He made these during a raw foods class that he was teaching and they were amazing!  The original recipe featured a wrap made of coconut meat that was created by dehydrating it until it was a pliable wrap.

It’s a new year and one of the most popular resolutions is to eat more fruits and vegetables.  I happen to love salads but sometimes you can only handle so much lettuce and dressing before it just gets boring.  This salad is a great way to pack your meal with loads of healthy RAW vegetables and it’s delicious and flavorful too!  In this recipe I used a vegetable spiralizer to make the ‘noodles’ but if you don’t have this fun kitchen gadget on hand you can always use a sharp knife and thinly julianne the zucchini yourself.  Either way you’ll have a fabulous meal that is perfect for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!