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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recipe: Strawberry, Apple Salad

This reminds me of the perfect summer salad recipe.  Light and refreshing!  Thanks to Nicole and Tracy for passing this along to share, who got the recipe from their friend Cristy.  The great thing about this one is that you can substitute it with any fruit or lettuce you like!

Strawberry, Apple Salad
Add any kind of lettuce you wish
Sliced strawberries
Sliced green apples
Sliced almonds
Olive oil & fresh squeezed lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Recipe: Salmon, Bruschetta Salad

Just came up with this salad from some of the leftover salmon and Trader Joe's Bruschetta topping I made last night.  I tossed together a few random things I had in my fridge and it ended up really good!  The garlic, basil flavors from the Bruschetta adds so much flavor so you don't need to add cheese or even a flavored dressing to it.

Salmon, Bruschetta Salad

2 cups spinach leaves
1 small boiled red potato, cubed
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
2 tbsp Trader Joe's Bruschetta sauce, drain liquid
2 tbsp Olive oil
3 oz grilled salmon, sliced
Lemon pepper
Sea salt

Toss spinach leaves in a Glad plastic container.  Toss toppings on top and drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper.  Shake to coat olive oil evenly.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Recipe: Salmon Bruschetta

I'm a vegetarian but still eat seafood so technically I'm a pescatarian.  I love making grilled salmon and I usually season it with a little lemon pepper and sea salt and grill it on my grill pan.  Sometimes the salmon could use a little kick so I tried putting a little bit of this Trader Joe's Bruschetta Sauce on top to act like a relish.  It was quite tasty and the best part is that 2 tablespoons of it is only 20 calories!  Such an easy way to fancy up some salmon!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

No Mess Salads

To cut down on the number of dishes I have to wash when making a salad, I always toss all the ingredients in a big Glad plastic container like this one.  I place the salad in first, then the toppings, drizzle on the olive oil, close the lid and give it a good shake.  This coats the dressing nice and evenly and you can eat it right out of the container!

Brunch: Porkstore Cafe in the Mission

Last weekend, I had brunch at the Porkstore Cafe in the Mission and was very surprised with the number of vegetarian options on their menu, given their name.  Aside from carrying just vegetable based omelets and scrambles, you also have the choice of getting veggie bacon or veggie sausage.  I had their Veggie Nest (which is scrambled eggs tossed with bell peppers, onions and veggie bacon on top of a bed of hashbrowns), with a small order of French toast with fruit, and a side of their grits, which I split with my friend Kasia.  Everything was quite tasty and this will definitely become one of my go-to brunch spots.

They also offered a variety of vegan breakfast options and healthy "low-carb" plates.  Don't be fooled by the name because this brunch spot is quite veggie friendly.

Check out my Yelp review of the Porkstore Cafe.