Asian Chopped Salad

I just love salads of all kinds.  I eat them all year long.  My husband made this Asian Chopped Salad this weekend and it was a huge hit.  I can see it going in our regular rotation.   This recipe makes a lot, so it would be great for parties.  For the dressing, he slightly tweaked our Thai Peanut Sauce recipe and it came out great!  If you love salads too, you may also like this post.  I also have a post filled with salad dressing recipes that is worth checking out.

Asian Chopped Salad with Cashews - My Whole Food Life

If you are avoiding soy, you can use green peas instead of the edamame.  I also think toasting the cashews would give them an extra punch of flavor.  This salad is vegan and gluten free.

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Red Lentil Hummus

One of the things I love most about my job, is all the cookbook reviews I get the opportunity to do.  Today my review is of Dreena Burton’s latest cookbook Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes.

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You may already be familiar with her blog, Plant Powered Kitchen. Today I am sharing a recipe from the book.  Red Lentil Hummus.  What a great idea, right? I love lentils and hummus, but I never thought to make hummus with lentils.

Red Lentil Hummus - My Whole Food Life

Dreena has been vegan for almost 20 years.  She also raises her 3 children vegan.  In fact, Plant Powered Families has over 100 recipes that have been tested and approved by her 3 children.   I love that these recipes are easy and kid friendly.  In addition to the hummus, some of the other recipes include: Cinnamon French Toast, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Sneaky Chickpea Burgers, Apple Pie Chia Pudding, Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies, Creamy Fettucine and No Bake Granola Bars.  I can’t wait to make more of the recipes myself.    In addition to the recipes, Dreena shares tips on dealing with picky eaters, packing school lunches and stocking a vegan pantry.

I am also giving away a copy to one lucky reader.  Make sure you enter via the Rafflecopter widget below the recipe!

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Tomato Summer Salad

I am a huge salad freak.  I love all kinds if you haven’t guessed by now.  I really enjoy the simplicity of this tomato summer salad.  You can make it with just a few ingredients.  You may already have them all in your pantry.  This tomato summer would be great for any summer party.  It fits any diet since it’s vegan, gluten free and paleo.  If you wanted to stretch it out, you can always serve it with quinoa as well.  If you love salads too, you may love my post on 18 Quick and Healthy Salad Ideas or my Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes post.

Tomato Summer Salad - My Whole Food Life

It literally takes a few minutes to make this.  I personally think it tastes even better after about 30 minutes.  Once the flavors have time to marinate.   I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

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