Recipe for Easy, Kid Friendly, Kale Salad

I didn’t take a picture of my recipe (I ate it all). But here’s basically what it looks like:

rice and tofu kale salad

This picture is from Beyond Rice and Tofu, and her recipe is linked to the image. She uses apples in her version, which are probably great too! I’m more of a savory salad when it comes to kale, so I opted out of fruit. Truth be known, I doctored up a bag like this one: 

kale salad store bought

Cassidy’s Kale Salad Recipe:

one cup chopped kale

one cup chopped cabbage

one zucchinni, cut into long thin strips (spiralizer works or just slice it with a knife)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup dried cranberries

optional: 1/4 cup nuts (pistachios or slivered almonds)

poppyseed dressing. store bought organic, or make your own.

(poppyseed dressing idea:

combine some smooth base, like vegenaise, mayonaise, yogurt, silk tofu, or something neutral tasting with a yogurt like texture) with poppyseed, olive oil, salt, pepper, mustard (dijon is good), vinegar (apple cider is good), and a sweetner like raw cane sugar, or honey, or agave (even maple syrup). mix and pour.

Poppyseed dressing recipes:

Healthy Happy Life shares a poppyseed dressing that’s vegan. 

Combine everything, then eat! It’s better as it sits in the fridge a few days, so this is a good recipe for any make-ahead parties or dinner prepping.


Tomato, Parmesan, circles for lunch

Tomato, Parmesan, circles for lunch

Slice up some roma tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, top with parmesan cheese, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. place them on a pan on low broil for 6 minutes. Then enjoy!



We added mozzarella balls, kale salad, carrot sticks, and Elliot requested Apple slices with honey to go with his lunch. Believe it or not, this was leftover day at our house! 🙂


The flowers are from a wedding we attended over the weekend, but aren’t they gorgeous? Makes for great blog photos, haha!IMG_7806

Vegan Christmas at the In-laws

20100929IMG 3651 thumb   Vegan Fluffy White Dinner RollsToday we are going to my inlaws house for Christmas lunch/dinner. We are tasked with bringing two sides and a dessert.

Being that I waited until the last minute to go Christmas shopping, I have not gone grocery shopping, and thus our sides and dessert will come from my freezer. I’ve opted to cop-out on one side and the dessert, serving frozen peas and a bowl of fruit.

HOWEVER, my husband actually requested, and said “These are fantastic!” the vegan rolls I made back at Thanksgiving.

So just in case you’re getting ready for your relatives this morning, too, here is the recipe. It makes 12 pull-apart rolls, and if you’re making it for a group, make two batches because they will go fast! (I served them to my side of the fam–VERY traditional group–and they didn’t even know they were vegan, and CHOSE THEM over the regular stuff they were used to. AWESOME recipe. Thanks,

Happy Christmas everyone!