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simple and healthy recipe for a roasted carrot, spelt and lentil salad paired with classic middle-eastern of flavors like cumin, sumac and za'tar

Za’atar Roasted Carrot, Spelt and Lentil Salad

Oops I did it again. Made another salad I love. Yes, more salad love! A spelt and lentil salad with za’atar roasted carrots, some tasty herbs and toasted almonds — cause every salad needs a little crunch. The dressing is made with eastern Mediterranean spices or shall I say Middle Eastern? Nevertheless, these are three […]

Crunchy Candy Cane Beet and Carrot Slaw with Sunflower Seeds and Sesame Seeds

Crunchy Candy Cane Beet and Carrot Slaw

Loaded with color, texture and crunch. That’s this candy cane beet and carrot slaw is. It is beautifully colored, bright-tasting and nutritious. Yes, there is so much good stuff going on with this salad. The carrots and chioggia beets are finely julienned (cut into matchsticks), then tossed with a splash of my favorite red wine […]

Sage Roasted Potato Wedges with Lacinato (Dinosaur) Kale, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Recipe

Sage Roasted Potato Wedges with Lacinato Kale

There are roasted potatoes and then there are crispy sage roasted potato wedges. Oven baked with olive oil and tasty bits of crispy crushed garlic and fresh sage these taters are good enough to stand alone but even better with sautéed shallots and my favorite variety of kale — Italian lacinato kale. Lacinato kale is […]

North Sea Shrimp and Cucumber Salad (Büsumer Krabbensalat)

North Sea Shrimp and Cucumber Salad (Büsumer Krabbensalat)

Here’s a little shrimp and cucumber salad starring my most recent obsession – Büsumer Krabben. Tiny little succulent North Sea brown shrimps. Delicious, juicy…they are the perfect accompaniment to any simple salad. Yes, I did do a version of this salad before, but because it’s so tasty I thought it’s time for another version of […]