Thai Kale Salad Recipe

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Get ready to lick your bowls, people!!!! This dressing is SUPER DOOPER yummy!!!

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Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:
4 servings Curly Kale, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces
6 stalks Bok Choy, diced
2 heads broccoli florets, diced
2 large carrots, diced
6 green onions, thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lime
1 small head red cabbage, sliced/shredded
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

Thai Dressing:
3/8 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
3/8 cup water
3 TBSP Tamari or Soy Sauce
3 TBSP lime juice (1-2 limes)
3 cloves fresh garlic, coarsely chopped

DIRECTIONS:
1. Wash and dry Kale.
2. In a medium bowl, toss broccoli, carrots and Bok Choy with green onions and lime juice; set aside.
3. Wash, dry and chop cilantro; set aside.
4. Mix dressing ingredients together (we use an immersion blender); set aside.
5. Toss shredded cabbage with apple cider vinegar (this gives it a great shimmer, and brightens up the flavor!). Set aside.
6. Toast sesame seeds and sunflower seeds (separately) according to the directions at the end of this post. Set aside.

Store red cabbage and cilantro separately from other veggies.

In individual bowls, top kale with mixed veggies, cabbage, dressing, cilantro and seeds.

Enjoy the salad, and don’t forget to lick the bowl!

Quick Dry-Roasted Sunflower Seeds (& Toasted Sesame Seeds):

This is a great method for toasting sunflower seeds (or sesame seeds) when you only need a somewhat small amount… Just heat a skillet on the stove over medium heat. When pan is hot, toss in some sunflower seeds (don’t crowd the pan…you want the seeds in a single layer). Stand guard over the pan, as the seeds go quickly from “perfectly done” to “burnt”! You don’t need any oil to make this delicious salad topping! Just stir the seeds frequently until golden brown. Remove from heat and sprinkle with salt (if desired). Transfer to a paper towel or plate, so the seeds don’t continue to cook/burn in the pan. Transfer to an air-tight container once cooled completely. Enjoy!

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REAL Food “On-the-Go”

Whether you’re running errands for the day or heading out for a day of fun, sticking to a REAL food diet when you’re away from home can definitely be a challenge! Here’s some tips to make things easier…

Below are the 4 links to all of the recipes and tips I mentioned in the video above. If you enjoyed this video, be sure to subscribe to my blog (in the left-hand column of this site), so you don’t miss future posts!

1. Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe

2. How to find “additive-free” meats

3. My Book – –  “Eating Additive-Free: Grocery Shopping Guide & Cookbook

4. Homemade Kombucha recipe

Chewy Grain-Free Cookies

These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free…and egg-free! And they are chewy and delicious!

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Makes about 12 cookies

Chewy Grain-Free Cookies (egg-free)2

(click photo to enlarge)

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup raw honey
1/2 TBSP pure vanilla extract
1 – 1 1/4 cups almond meal* (See note below!)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350F, and line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2.Melt oil and honey together in a small sauce pan.

3. Meanwhile, combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

4. Remove oil and honey from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.

5. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Dough will be more the consistency of brownie or cake batter than cookie dough, but that’s just fine. 🙂

6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto parchment paper. I literally use a TBSP measuring spoon for this step. Especially if making the thin variety, don’t place more than 6 cookies per sheet because they spread out a LOT!

7. Bake one sheet at a time on middle rack for about 8 minutes, until edges just begin to brown. Watch carefully in the final couple minutes, as ovens vary and these turn quickly from “done” to “burnt”!

8. Slide cookies (w/ parchment) onto a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or allow to cool completely for about 20 minutes, and enjoy!

*Almond meal note:
For thicker cookies (shown in the photo above on the left), use 1 1/4 cups. For thinner cookies (shown in the photo above on the right), use just 1 cup almond meal. Both varieties are equally chewy and delicious, but Chad and I prefer the thinner ones!! Also, I’ve only tried these with Trader Joe’s brand almond meal, not almond flour, so I’m not sure how these would work otherwise. I did also try with my own homemade almond meal, but I needed to use 1 1/4 cup of that to get the thinner version (instead of the just 1 cup needed with the store-bought variety), and I didn’t try to make the thicker variety with my own almond meal. I assume the difference is that the store-bought variety is drier??

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FREE opportunity to view full-length documentary (until 3/31/13) – “HUNGRY FOR CHANGE”

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