Farro, Arugula, Fennel & Blueberry Salad

Farro, Arugula, Fennel & Blueberrie Salad/nourishyourselfnow.com


I love adding grains to my salad. It turns a salad into lunch or dinner in a snap. Farro is one of my favorite grains. It is so nutty, chewy and delicious. It pairs nicely with the peppery arugula, especially with the addition of fennel and blueberries. The below portions are guidelines, decide how much you want to enjoy of this tasty salad.  Continue reading


Arugula, Kale & Fig Salad with Fig Balsamic

Arugula, Kale & Fig Salad/nourishyourselfnow.com

Ooo, this is so simple, not sure it qualifies as a recipe. But it is so delicious, you have to try it. I love the combination of the slightly spicy arugula and bitter kale with the sweetness of figs and fig balsamic. Yummy! Quantities really depend on the number of persons eating. Make more than you think you need, because you will be looking for seconds. A good quality fig balsamic tops this off. (If you can’t find any, a high quality aged balsamic will do).

I am fortunate to have a specialty store in my area that sells aged balsamic and flavored vinegars. If you can’t find any locally, consider ordering on-line.  Enjoy! Continue reading

Crunchy Quinoa Bowl


Crunchy Quinoa Bowl/nourishyourselfnow.com

This quinoa bowl  has great texture and delivers major flavor. The corn, red pepper, carrots and jicama give it a hint of sweetness,  the cornichons and the olives add a touch of salty  to this recipe. If you like a bit of crunch and bite, this bowl does not disappoint. Kick up the heat to your liking by adjusting the amount of tabasco used. Continue reading

Creamy Kale Salad with Avocado Dressing


Creamy Kale Salad with Avocado Dressing/nourishyourselfnow.com

Have you ever been told not to play with your food? Well, here’s your opportunity. In this recipe  creamy, rich avocado becomes the dressing by “massaging” it into the kale. In addition, adding the lemon juice and a tiny bit of salt will wilt the kale, making it nice and soft. Vary the vegetables and add fresh herbs to your liking. Creamy, yummy, oh so good!

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