Posts tagged #salad

Mango, Lime, Chili, Sea Salt Salad

YUM! In this mango salad you will find sweet, salty, tangy and hot flavors that all come together to make an awesome experience in your mouth! A must try for the summer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 mangos
  • Juice of 1 lime and some zest
  • 1-2 tsp red chili pepper flakes (more or less if desired)
  • Sea Salt (Pink Salt if you have)

Directions:

  • Cut mango into cubes
  • squeeze lime juice
  • add in salt, chili pepper flakes and mix everything
  • cover and let it sit in fridge for at least 20 minutes before serving

Enjoy! 

 

Posted on July 27, 2015 and filed under food, snack, savory, sweet, apps/side dish, vogue.

Whole Wheat Couscous with Cherries & Arugula.

Incase you didn't see the recipe that I posted on Instagram and Facebook I thought I would share with you an easy and yummy couscous salad I made recently.  I made a few changes like taking out the cheese and adding more EVOO at the end. 

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I love arugula. It is my staple green along with spinach and kale. Arugula salads are the best. Mix it with some EVOO, lemon juice, fresh parm cheese and pine nuts and you are good to go. I made this for lunch today:

  • arugula
  • hard boiled egg
  • apples
  • cucumbers
  • avocado
  • evoo - balsamic - lemon juice - turmeric - pepper
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Enjoy!

Posted on June 3, 2015 and filed under apps/side dish, lunch, snack.

Raw Red Salad with EVOO and Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

I recently got a spiralzier and love it! Do you have one? Amamzing right?! This is the one I have.

I think spiralized fruits and veggies are so much more fun to eat and can make any dish look fancy. I am totally on a spiralizing kick right now (I actually have spiralized sweet potatoes in the oven right now with some salt and EVOO). 

Zucchini pasta! Just adeded EVOO, garlic, and tomatoe sauce.  

This past weekend we celebrated the Camera Mans birthday! We had both of our families over for a late lunch/early dinner. Both my mom and mother in law came over a little early to help me cook, I could not have done it without them.

Of course this is a carvel ice cream cake.  

We made burgers, orzo salad, shrimp in a spicy garlic sauce, a plate of fresh veggies and my raw red salad.  If you are ever in the mood for something deep red, full of nutrients and just beautiful, then this is your salad. 

Its crunchy, light, and so fresh. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 purple cabbage 
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 raw red beet
  • 1 raw golden beet
  • 2 medium sized carrots  
  • evoo
  • apple cider vinegar  

Dressing: (this makes 1 cup, you can reduce it if you want. Add as much or as little to the salad. I like a lot of dressing with this salad)

  • 3cup Olive Oil
  • 14 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • add salt to taste

 

Directions

For the salad all of the vegetables/fruit should either be put through a food processor or a Spiralizer, OR very thinly cut by hand. The point of the salad is for it to be cut up thin making it fun easy to eat. 

The dressing is very simple and gives the salad the bite it needs. You could add a dab of honey to the dressing but I think the beets, carrots and apples give the salad the sweetness it needs. 

 

enjoy! 

XO

Posted on April 27, 2015 and filed under lunch, apps/side dish, entree.

sweetgreen Boston opening

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I heard about sweetgreenback in November 2012 from a friend of mine who was obsessed with it when she lived in DC. When she heard it was coming to Boston she made sure to email me and tell me that it will become my favorite salad spot in Boston, and I think she is right!

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After teaching a fun and sweaty dance class I met up with my friend and photographer Lucie Wicker for a sneak peek tasting at sweetgreen!

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I might have been the happiest customer in the history of sweetgreen and kept cheering after everything. What? I love salad!

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Salad:

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I opted for the guacamole salad after three different people told me that it was the best. After my salad went through the assembly line they asked if I wanted any more toppings. EEEK. I said yes! How could I say NO?  So, I added raw beets, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and spicy quinoa. I guess with that many "add on's" I did NOT get the "guacamole salad".

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Let me tell you I was SO full from that salad. It was delicious, and they really give you a good amount of each topping. I was most pleasantly surprised by the dressing. I asked for it on the side (as I always do) but after trying it I realized I would have been just fine with it mixed in the salad already. It felt light and fresh and after talking to some of the sweetgreen employees I found out that all of their dressings are homemade! SCORE.

Dessert: froyo. I had to stand up and stretch a little before dessert time. But after a few belly taps I was ready to go!

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 I love crunchy things in my ice cream and froyo. Whenever there are graham crackers or waffle cone pieces I always get that! So yes, that is what I got this time too. I had them throw in 2 little candied pecans because someone said they were "amazing". Normally I would not have asked for the pecans. But yes, they were quite awesome.

I love this place and will go back for sure. If you are in Boston GO CHECK IT OUT! 

Posted on June 26, 2013 and filed under Uncategorized.

Are your triceps feeling jiggly?

photo (11) It always happens. The time between Christmas and New Years where people start to slack at the gym. My class numbers slow down and then BOOM come the New Year the number of students in my classes sky rocket and people are back at it. I myself have been eating more "sweets" than normal, and my workout schedule has been all over the place... so really no schedule. This is partly due to the fact that a lot of my classes have been cancelled due to the holiday and new year.

I just got back from lunch with my mom and future sister in law. I got a salad nicoise, actually one of the best salad nicoise I have ever had. And then we split the masterpiece featured above. We didn't even know where to start! It was huge, so we didn't end up finishing it, but it was good. It was filled with vanilla and raspberry ice cream and some kind of vanilla cakey stuff.  I also had a cup of peppermint tea. YUM.

Here is a video to get you back into the groove. Lets target those triceps, and get rid of the jiggle in time for the new year. On Friday I will be posting a full body workout to get you ready for your New Years little black dress!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r15_bd548Vc

Posted on December 26, 2012 and filed under video, food, fitness.