Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Collard greens are the new kale (in case you didn't know)



So apparently collard greens are the new Kale……so I found a collard salad recipe that sounds like it's fantastic.  Try it out and lets compare notes :)

Collard Green Salad with Strawberries & Tahini Dressing

Serves 4
For the dressing:
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon white miso
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
For the salad: 
1 bunch collard greens
1 cup cooked quinoa (see how to cook quinoa)
1 ripe avocado, diced
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
To prepare the dressing whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth. This works best with an immersion blender or food processor. However, a hand whisk will be fine too. Taste test and set aside.
Thoroughly wash and dry the collard greens. Fold each leaf in half and slit away the the tough stem. Stack the collard greens on top of each other and then roll them up (like a cigar). Chop the greens into thin ribbons.
In a large bowl toss the collard green leaves with half the dressing, massaging the dressing into the collards. Add the quinoa, avocado, strawberries and walnuts. Drizzle with the remainder of the dressing and serve.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spinach Pear Salad Recipe



If you like spinach salad and want to mix it up, try this old faithful recipe of mine. I love it. Although it's snowing outside at this very moment - IT IS SPRING! Think warm thoughts, sunshine, bbq. Enjoy!

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spinach-pear-salad-10000000231719/

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easy Greek salad (in a jar?)

I made this quick salad (actually I made 4 of them at once in an assembly line format) for easy lunches on the go. Use your favorite ingredients with a vinaigrette of your choosing. I used olives, roasted red peppers, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and tofu. Protein packed!



Peace out!

The calm before the wellness begins!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Men do Pilates Only When.....

They NEED help!!!  It's harder for men to admit they need help.  We all know this.  It is only when they are really in pain or not felling well that they seek it out.  My brother FINALLY started doing Pilates even though I have been encouraging him to do it for over 7 years.  And guess what?  He LOVES it.  So, to all they men out there whose wives and lady friends have been hounding about them about trying Pilates, Just Do It!  Bonus - the ladies will think you are cooler and your abs will look sexier ;)