November 14, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
Happy Tuesday everyone!
If you happen to be following me on FaceBook, you might have seen the ultra yummy Fall Salad Medley I had for dinner last night. This is a very quick, simple, sweet and warming dish! I made this for myself and was very full afterwards, I did not need to snack or anything 😀 that’s a miracle hahaha.
I’ve been trying lately to focus more on flavor combining, how can I cover my main cravings and needs while eating something light.
It’s that time of the year where I see, smell and hear pumpkin spice, root vegetables, roasting, apples and anything that is warming.
I made this salad with absolutely no game plan besides wanting to use my mandolin. When using a mandolin slicer please be very careful with your hands & fingers. Most mandolins come with a grip or hat, if you do not have either of these consider wearing a glove that still provides you a good grip on your produce.
Depending on your personal preferences you can adjust the quantities of how much of everything you would like in this salad.
In the Fall Salad Medley there is:
Red Delicious Apple
A mix of fresh ground herbs to make my own pumpkin spice
The recipe from the photo below for the Fall Medley Salad is…
One Red Delicious Apple, keep the skin on it looks beautiful and adds a wonder texture & crunch
1 Celery Stick
I cut an orange in half and used half for juicing, the other half I ripped the orange slices into pieces and threw it into the salad.
1 Tablespoon Dill
I freshly ground/microplaned: Ginger, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Salt & Orange Zest for my Pumpkin Spice Blend. I’d say roughly 1/4 teaspoon of each, but just a pinch of salt.
Gently toss the salad, adding the beets last. This prevents your salad from turning beet red 😉
I enjoyed the crunch, sweetness, licorice, warmth and earthy tones in this salad. It truly reminds me of the spirit of Fall.
So ditch the pumpkin spice lattes that are 300 calories and will leave you feeling even more hungry. Forget the dead foods, let’s celebrate fall. Where an atmosphere to be reborn is created.
If you ate something you regret, move on. Do not let that one mess up make it so the rest of the day you eat the foods you told yourself you are cutting out.
I hope this recipe got some lights flashing in your mind, and may be you have some ideas on what you would like to brew up in the kitchen. This recipe is simple and let’s the produce speak for itself, I think this is how food is meant to be.
Thank you all for taking the time out of your day to stop by my site. I hope this dish tastes absolutely delicious ❤ Much love and raw power 😉