Salad Fest 2013: That’s a Wrap

Whoa.  3 weeks of non-stop salads have us feeling svelte and satisfied.

We  couldn’t be more excited about all of the amazing participation over the past few weeks.  It’s been amazing to see recipes from our foodie friends and to see what’s cooking in the kitchens of people like indie rock icon Sarah Lewitinn, eFlirt Expert Laurie Davis, and fashion writer Faran Krentcil.

We did our best to get a variety of salads from Sweet to Savory to Slaw… We traveled the globe giving you something from Japan and something from Italy

We hope Salad Fest 2013 rocked your kitchen as much as it did ours.

saladfest3Here’s the rundown of all the recipes that were featured in Salad Fest 2013.  

Feel free to let us know which ones were your favorite OR keep the Salad Fest fun alive and keep tweeting, facebook’ing and instagram’ing your favorite salads using the hashtag #SaladFest2013.

Healthy Cooking Camp’s Fresh Herb Salad

Amie Valpone of Healthy Apple’s Sesame Brown Rice Salad

Jamie Mendel of Studio Eats’ Massaged Kale Salad

Arielle Fierman of Be Well with Arielle’s Japanese Carrot Ginger Dressing

Robyn Youkilis of Your Healthiest You’s Detox Quinoa Salad

Sarah “Ultragrrrl” Lewitinn’s Colorful Pasta Salad

Sarah Kagan of Beyond the Batter’s Kohlrabi, Carrot and Apple Slaw

Laurie Davis, eFlirt Expert’s Date Night Salad

Quinn Asteak aka Health Coach Quinn’s Peachy White Bean Salad

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s Carrot & Cabbage Slaw

Jaime K of Save the Kales’ Chickpea Strawberry Summer Salad

Holli Thompson of Nutritional Style’s Quinoa and Bean Salad with Mango

My New Roots’ Chakra Fruit Salad with Enlightened Tahini Sauce

Faran Krentcil’s Watermelon Mozzarella Salad

Healthy Cooking Camp’s Italian Tuna + Bean Salad

Health Ninja’s Tempeh & Grilled Peach Salad with Blackberry Cilantro Pesto

Katie Dalebout of Wellness Wonderland’s {Sweet Salty Spicy, Simple} Breakfast Salad

Bon Appetit, Campers!

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Arielle Fierman’s Japanese Carrot-Ginger-Miso Salad #SaladFest2013

This tastes EXACTLY like the carrot-ginger-miso dressing you get at the Japanese fh-157-Copy-172x300restaurant, only so much better and fresher! Amazingly delicious + super cleansing + so easy to make.

You can buy it pre-made from the supermarket (or your fave Japanese restaurants), but
often they douse it with unhealthy oils and ingredients.  So Arielle healthified it and made a version of your fave salad dressing.

Enjoy it over a bed of mixed greens, cukes, tomatoes and sprouts, then garnish with some sesame seeds and you’ll be instantly transported to your favorite Japanese restaurant.

Store it in an airtight container in your fridge and it will stay fresh for a good 2-weeks!

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Japanese Carrot Ginger Miso Salad Dressing
Servings: 10-12
Time: 3 minutes

  • 4 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 inches fresh ginger root, peeled (tip:scrape off skin w/edge of a spoon)
  • 1 tbsp sweet white miso paste
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil (healthier alternative to canola oil)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp brown rice vinegar
  • optional- sesame seeds

Directions

Blend carrots, onions and ginger until blended well/finely chopped.

Add miso paste, brown rice vinegar, toasted sesame seed oil and sesame oil.

While the blender is going, slowly drizzle in water to thin the mixture. Add more water depending on how thick/thin you want.

Blend, blend, blend until the perfect consistency! Voila! Enjoy!!

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Arielle J Fierman of Bewellwitharielle.com, is an expert at healthifying your favorite dishes into foods that your body will love you back for eating. She was recently featured on Dr. Oz and NBC. Follow her on blog | facebook | twitter | pinterest | instagram.

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Two Food Filled Holidays!

Passover and Easter.  Easter and Passover.  Both awesome holidays and both have their own fun food traditions.

Since we’ve been mega busy this time of year traveling, giving cooking classes and loving up our clients, we turned to the blogosphere for divine recipe inspiration.

If you’re looking to make your own matzoh or enjoy Easter the naturally sweetened way, our foodie friends have got you covered!

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Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Gluten-Free Passover

Sweet Loren’s Homemade Matzoh

Health Coach Quinn’s Vanilla Mint Macaroon’s


 

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