Tag: vegetable mains

  • Zirconia’s Electric Focus Salad

    Zirconia’s Electric Focus Salad

    Eating this salad offers a feeling reminiscent, straight-up, of Zirconia’s energy from Torus Link. This is a salad that starts out calm, slow, collected with the blueberries and rich black sesame paste… but then, all of a sudden, like a ZAP to your conscious, the acidic lime, lemon zest and oranges and peppy-meets-peppery yerba buena…

  • Zappy Curry Turnips

    Zappy Curry Turnips

    Warm and zesty, quick and colorful… and designed to get you moving with full unwavering drive to what you KNOW you’re here to do! Ingredients: Prep time: 15 minutesYields: 2-4 servings Preparation: Yasmine’s notes: One bite of this, and I immediately, immediately felt two things— a *spark* of a kick from the tangy, airy lime…

  • Spaghetti Squash Noodles

    Spaghetti Squash Noodles

    Bake ahead of time and save for any classic noodle dishes you want to have later for a quick heat-and-eat. Ingredients: Special Equipment: Prep time: 1 hourYields: 4-6 servings for an average-sized squash Preparation: Yasmine’s Notes: Although cutting through spaghetti squash safely does require some patience, care, and a little brute strength, the good news…

  • “C-Sharp” Baby-Bella Cabbage Wraps

    “C-Sharp” Baby-Bella Cabbage Wraps

    A taco-esque cousin to the “A-Sharp” Salad, where the C is for CALABACITA SQUASH. Or cousa squash, or any yellow and green courgette variety most accessible to you! In ALL cases, it’s tangy, sharp, peppery, sweet, and refreshing! Ingredients: Inactive prep time: 30 minutes to 3 hoursActive prep time: 30 minutesYields: 2-4 servings Yasmine’s notes:…

  • Amber’s Festive Spark Salad

    Amber’s Festive Spark Salad

    Eating this salad offers a feeling reminiscent, straight-up, of Amber’s energy from Torus Link. The creamy black-olive and caper dressing paired with herby currants provide a softer sort of repose, while the papaya and peppers give a warm, friendly boost of confidence and happiness– all together throwing you a colorful, huge, bright, warm, festive PARTY.…

  • Miguel’s Fiery Charge Salad

    Miguel’s Fiery Charge Salad

    Eating this salad offers a feeling reminiscent, straight-up, of Miguel’s energy from Torus Link. With the powerful heft of the walnuts, the unapologetically sour zest of lime juice, parsley, and capers combined, and the warming curry powder coming together with fresh lettuce, mildly sweet apples, and papaya… this is a salad for when you are…

  • Mango, Guac, and Kale Charcuterie Plate

    Mango, Guac, and Kale Charcuterie Plate

    When you want a full sample of flavors on your plate WITHOUT a whole lot of cooking-effort, kale lends itself well— it cooks in a matter of minutes when you sauté it in water or oil. Pair it with other fun, fruity crudites and a healthy helping of guacamole, and you’ve got yourself a meal!…

  • Simple Fruit Salads on the GO

    Simple Fruit Salads on the GO

    DESIGNED for quickness on days when you’ve got to get to it while still staying healthy, this is as simple as it gets for leafy greens with refreshing fruity flavors— just cut, chop, steep, and/or plate with prepackaged ingredients. The following are three of my quick variations, each made on days when I myself have…

  • Dried Fruits and Fresh Blue Salads

    Dried Fruits and Fresh Blue Salads

    Quick and easy, pairing dried fruits with cooling blueberries on a bed of mixed greens offers a pleasantly sweet salad while still cleansing you with lots of freshness. Easily customizable with any dried fruits you may have on hand, the following are two variations I’ve tried! Dried Orange-Slice and Blueberry Lemon Zest Salad Ingredients: Special…

  • Mixed Fruits and Nutty-Cream Herbed Salad: 3 Ways!

    Mixed Fruits and Nutty-Cream Herbed Salad: 3 Ways!

    ***Yasmine’s Notes: These salads are VERY customizable and lend themselves so well to using up any odds and ends pieces of fruits, nuts, herbs, and creams you may have stored frozen or leftover from other recipes. Don’t have parsley? Try a different sharp-cleansing herb such as cilantro or carrot-top greens. No cashews? Try substituting with…