Monthly Archives: September 2011

Simple Kale Salad and Chocolate Covered Katie Challenge Sneak Peek

This could also be known as “leftover salad” 😉 I’m always grateful when what’s left in my fridge also makes a tasty meal! For this salad I used two small avocado’s, massaged one of them into the leaves to soften and left the other in chunks. This was topped with chopped tomatoes, tomatillos, fresh garlic, and dressed with lots of lemon juice, stevia, and chili powder. The sweet treat you see below is Chocolate Covered Katie’s Carrot Cake Milkshake. Tomorrow I’ll be starting a little something I like to call “The Chocolate Covered Katie Challenge”. More details to come…

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End of Summer Potato Salad and Guacamole Wraps


Summer may be coming to an end but The Roommate, The Girlfriend, and I managed to sneak in one final sunny picnic on a beach north of us in Canada. Along with a bottle of red wine, a bag of organic corn chips, and a toffee filled dark chocolate bar, I brought along this delicious potato salad that got wrapped up with guacamole inside some gorgeous Farmers Market cabbage leaves.

Potato Salad:
1 lb baby potatoes, boiled til soft
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp capers
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp whole grain mustard
1/2 tsp salt
handful basil, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
few drops liquid stevia and your favorite hot sauce

Guacamole:
2 avocado’s, chopped and smashed up to your liking
1 ear corn, removed from husk
1 small heirloom tomato, chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper, to taste

We came home after our beach day to warm bowls of Chocolate Mudslide Oatmeal and Oh My Goodness…I may be a veggie freak but Chocolate Covered Katie has me hooked. I gotten myself so excited about her vegan deliciousness that I just might need to try every single one of her over a hundred recipes…aaaand I just might be blogging about it 😉

P.S. Don’t worry, I won’t stop blogging green veggie goodness, The Vegetable Centric Kitchen is just taking a temporary chocolate coated detour 😀

P.P.S. Who knew Canada had sandy beaches?? This was news to me.

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Goat Cheese Sushi

I love sushi but don’t tend to find it such a “light” meal as most people describe it. Sticky white rice combined with fish, cream cheese, or even avocado doesn’t always sit well with me so I like to make a more veggie focused version at home 🙂 The rice is made from ground parsnips (just try it, its surprising!) and you can play around with your own fillings. Here is one of my favorite at-home sushi combo’s:

Nori sheets (I love seasnax!)
Parsnips, ground in a food processor to a rice-like consistency
Soft Goat Cheese, crumbled
Cucumbers, seeded and thinly sliced
Chives
Nama Shoyu (I also really love Coconut Aminos)

Great directions for rolling sushi can be found here: I highly recommend a sushi mat!

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