Category Archives: salads

Colorful Winter Potato Salad {vegan + paleo}

This colorful winter potato salad is loaded up with all the healthy winter veggies, and also brings a taste of what’s to come with warmer weather eats! Simple to make and whole30 friendly, vegan, and paleo – a perfect dish to enjoy and share as the winter months turn to spring! 

This colorful winter potato salad is loaded up with all the healthy winter veggies, and also brings a taste of what's to come with warmer weather eats! Simple to make and whole30 friendly, vegan, and paleo - a perfect dish to enjoy and share as the winter months turn to spring! 
 
We made it! Somehow it’s already March – I mean, thank goodness! This is always the time of year where I am just SO ready for spring weather.

If you’re like me, your head and your heart are all in on those warmer days and lovely spring produce, but your pantry is still stocked with hearty winter vegetables like beets, cabbage, potatoes and onions. Still. The same ones that have been on repeat for the last 3 months.

In all fairness, these vegetables really are an incredible way to nourish our bodies during the colder months. You know, that whole eating with the seasons thing really does have a purpose. And while heartier winter veggies usually end up roasted, caramelized, and sautéed, there’s nothing wrong with switching it up a little bit! This potato salad will help you channel some of that warm weather longing and turn it into a dish that hints at what is (surely!) just around the corner.
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Roasted Squash and Arugula Greek Salad {vegetarian + paleo friendly}

This roasted squash and arugula greek salad is made with maple chili roasted winter squash, peppery arugula and is loaded up with fresh herbs, kalamata olives, red onion and feta cheese. So much flavor and veggies make this a winning flavor bomb of a salad! 

This roasted squash and arugula greek salad is made with maple chili roasted winter squash, peppery arugula and is loaded up with fresh herbs, kalamata olives, red onion and feta cheese. So much flavor and veggies make this a winning flavor bomb of a salad! 
 
Alright! I think it’s about time for a new blog post, don’t you?! This is a recipe I made a while ago, but  haven’t had the time to polish and share. But here it is! Finally ready! And I’m so excited for you guys to try it because it’s so BOMB! Turns out that roasting squash + and loading it up with arugula all the fixings of a greek salad is a really really really good idea 😉

This roasted squash and arugula greek salad is made with maple chili roasted winter squash, peppery arugula and is loaded up with fresh herbs, kalamata olives, red onion and feta cheese. So much flavor and veggies make this a winning flavor bomb of a salad! 

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Shaved Carrot and Parsley Salad {paleo + vegan}

Is it just me, or does winter seem to be a hard time to remember to include fresh vegetables in the dinner line up? The allure or roasting every vegetable that crosses my path into a sweet and caramelized nirvana is almost always too much to resist. But once in awhile, a salad comes along that does that perfect little thing of brightening up a hearty rich mid-winter meal like nothing else can. And this shaved carrot and parsley salad is exactly that.

Shaved carrot and parsley salad! A bright and colorful counterpart to your hearty meals. Made with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. Paleo and Vegan.
 
Because even though you’ve bookmarked every recipe for a slow braise you can get your hands on, and you’re making a giant pot of soup once a week, a little fresh veggie salad can still have that magic way of bringing a dinner together and making it feel like a real adult meal.

And adult meals can be hard sometimes.

Maybe I’m feeling especially compelled to share the recipe for this carrot salad with you because all I ate today was scrambled eggs, 1/2 an avocado, and 2 grain free scones (<— Not an adult meal, but it is real life.) And all I really want right now is some yummy healthy food to even out the playing field. You know, so I can eat more cookies. Recipe testing all the holiday goodies for the blog comes at a price, yo.

But in truth, this time of year more than ever, we gotta remember to take care of ourselves. November –> December burnout is a THING, and a good place to start when it comes to staying on track of self care (aka focusing on something other than all the holiday gifts you need to buy, parties you’re attending, all the outfits for said parties that need to be assembled, cookies that need to be baked for the fam, etc etc etc.. all during a season when you’re ALSO just supposed to be grateful for what you have and the people in your life but the world is sending such MIXED MESSAGES. It can be stressful, can’t it? Whew. That was a mouthful.)… is with your FOOD!

So simple, but so powerful.

It reminds us to slow down. It reminds us what is really the most important. It also reminds us that we already have a lot of the tools we need to take care of ourselves.

In last week’s installment of Rob Brezsny’s Astrology letter I was reminded (hiii fellow Virgo’s!) that the question of what I might do to take better care of myself will be a very relevant one in the coming year. That loving oneself is a great way to explore what that might look like, and that there’s still a lot to learn in this department. Which is pretty good advice even if you’re not into the whole astrology thing. Never stop holding the question: How could I do this better? And I just know that food plays an important role in that picture. It always does, right?

Plus, it’s just nice to see some color on your plate.

Shaved carrot and parsley salad! A bright and colorful counterpart to your hearty meals. Made with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. Paleo and Vegan.
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