Category Archives: Salads

The Garden Harvest Veggie Bowl & A Honey Mustard Dressing


The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

The great thing about life is: there’s almost always something new we can do to make life more interesting, and this year seems to be a time for me to get out there and do it. Sure, it’s overwhelming, as at times as I grapple between what feels like school subjects (working on several businesses at once), and shuffling through business cards in meetings until I find just that right one – but then I ask myself: what would I rather be doing than growing through the discomfort of not knowing what the h*ll I’m doing from day-to-day? Continue reading


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Pea Shoot, Mango & Veggie Slaw with Farro & Soy Ginger Dressing


It’s hard to believe that after years of eating fresh and freaking out at the start of every new food season, be it cherries, mangoes, fresh peas or just fall squash — I’ve never in all my years realized the magic that exists in eating those lush fresh green pea shoots. I know it’s insane, but I truly did not even know they could be eaten, having grown up my whole life surrounded by pea plants…yes, just not something we did, even though I’ve pretty much made it my mission to munch on every green leaf I walk by while strolling through my mom’s garden in high season. Go figure! Continue reading


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Feed South Africa & A French Lentil Salad with Haloumi Croutons


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

― Nelson Mandela

When it comes to lunch, I’ve definitely always felt it’s the single most important meal to potentially make or break your day. For those with access to enough food & the ability and luxury to choose what to consume, it seems that even those with the best intentions of eating well can sometimes fall prey to poor choices in the gruelling middle of the work day. You know, in the middle of daily pressures and all the stresses that present themselves when we are learning, being challenged, and interacting with colleagues, leaders & clients? We all have them, those pressures, and it seems at least to me that this critical meal can either set us up for an afternoon of strength or derail us completely if we aren’t prepared. All hail the packed lunch in this case, and today I’m sharing a new variation on one of my all-time favorite midday power meals. Continue reading


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Fresh Herb & Dijon Vinaigrette & #feedsouthafrica


“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

― Aristotle

There are definitely times when I sit down to write and wonder if maaaaybe I sometimes sound like a broken record, but I hope that’s not the case as I try to work out the ramblings that come and go through my brain on a daily, weekly, hourly or sometimes second-by-second basis. I may have shared this before, but I am constantly fascinated by the workings of our minds and specifically, how inspiration strikes and where we draw energy from when we really, really, dig something. Ever wondered just where your energy comes from or how easy something feels when you love it? Well, that’s what I’m talking about here, it’s just that.   Continue reading


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Thai Vegetable Slaw with Sriracha, Lime & Nut Butter Dressing

Thai Vegetable Slaw with Sriracha, Lime & Nut Butter Dressing Thai Vegetable Slaw with Sriracha, Lime & Nut Butter Dressing

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.

― Nikola Tesla

If you had told me two years ago that I’d be sitting right here, coffee in hand with the day laid out ahead of me, I can guarantee that I would not have believed you, because, well, it would have just been a little too crazy to think about. If you’ve been reading this blog here of mine for a while, then you’d know the usual progression that has been made (along with all of you lovely blogging friends) of a passion project that has meandered on to be a part of my life that I never could have expected. Continue reading


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