Archive | February, 2014

Green Machine Salad

I am getting pretty good at making salad bowls for lunch these days..with spring just around the corner I always like to jump start my diet with lots of green veggies and the easiest way for me to do this is at lunch with a salad. When Bowen is home, he likes our green vegetable to be an afterthought–not the main show, so lunch for me is when I get my green in. I have been making extra veggies at night so that I can add lots of goodies to my salad the next day. By now we have all heard of the green machine smoothie/juice–here it is in salad form along with a semi healthy vinaigrette I have been making weekly.

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Lemon & Garlic Vinaigrette 

4-5 garlic cloves, minced

1-2 T ground mustard

1/4 c. white vinegar

1/4 c. lemon

1 cup salad oil 

kosher salt and pepper to taste, fresh herbs (optional) 

whisk together garlic ground mustard, vinegar lemon and salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in oil until emulsified. 

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Green Machine Salad

1 bunch of asparagus, roasted and chopped

1/2 avocado, chopped 

1 handful spinach

1 handful green leaf lettuce (I salad spin a head of lettuce Monday and eat on this for a week)

1 c. broccoli

toss veggies together with lemon & garlic vinaigrette 

By the way! Here’s a peek at our kitchen–I can’t wait to get in there and get cooking 🙂

IMG_6479Enjoy your green machine–this gives me energy all day long, now off to work I go!