thai-ish crunch salad with peanut dressing

hello friends!  It's been gorgeous weather here in California, I'm just buzzing on sunshine.  All the spring feels over here- almond trees in bloom, fresh verdant green grass, miners lettuce, birds out and about, and lots of wind.  As I write this I'm laying on my patio in a pair of shorts and soaking up… Continue reading thai-ish crunch salad with peanut dressing

lemon-lime chia agua fresca

It's been a rough couple of weeks over here, hence the lack of posts.  Storms, eye infections, sprained toes + general pull-your-hair-out mayhem that comes with having two small children. This week has been mostly sunny and fairly warm (up to 77 one day!!) and all the fruit trees are budding out.  It seems that… Continue reading lemon-lime chia agua fresca

mexican style chopped salad

I love chopped salads.  There is something wonderful about the differences of textures and flavors between the ingredients.  This one is Mexican style with cilantro, pepitas, radish, avocado, and a lime vinaigrette.  I've made it twice already-once for me and once for family and it is a favorite with all.  Watermelon radish is a mild… Continue reading mexican style chopped salad

mandarin sesame dressing

Today is day 7/21 of the low-fat raw vegan challenge I'm participating in.  Its been pretty easy so far, not even one craving until today actually!  For some reason I've been dreaming of sushi and ramen and pizza and pho [all vegan of course] all day.  But, I digress. The main 2 challenges I have… Continue reading mandarin sesame dressing

raw kelp noodle pad thai

I've been wanting to try kelp noodles for a while now, but it was something that I held back on for fear it might taste funky.  It is made out of kelp, you know. I'm happy to report that kelp noodles are completely neutral in taste.  They are slightly crunchy in texture, but not weird… Continue reading raw kelp noodle pad thai