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Avocado Onion Salad

Avocado Onion Salad

If you’re looking for a great tasting gluten-free, dairy-free meal, try this Avocado Onion Salad from my friend Geninne Zlatkis:

Avocado Onion Salad

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, cored, sliced into 3/4 inch chunks
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • juice from one lime half
  • sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • ground pepper

To make the onion milder, just salt it generously and let it sit for 15 minutes, rinse them well and squeeze out any excess water between the folds of a towel.

Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper to taste, to one tspn olive oil, plus the juice of the lime. Drizzle over the top and enjoy!

Thanks to Geninne Zlatkis of La Marquesa Mexico for the idea. Follow her on Instagram: @geninne on Facebook
or check out her art blog here!

Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing

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There’s nothing like a salad made with fresh raw vegetables to make you feel energized, satisfied and content without being weighted down and feeling like you need a nap after lunch.

The key to enjoying a healthy salad for lunch is combining it with the right dressing to make it pop.

This is one of our favorite salad dressings which also happens to be fresh made, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and contains no preservatives or chemicals to make your skin crawl or your hair fall out.

Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing

1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
4 tbspns soy sauce
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
4 tbspns wildflower honey
4 tbspns peeled and minced ginger
2 tspns toasted sesame oil

Just add these ingredients to a pint canning jar, or a plastic bowl with a lid and shake it up, spoon onto your favorite salad. Also works great as a teriyaki marinade.

Vegan Sandwich – BBQ Carrot and Spinach

Today’s lunch was a hearty, healthy vegan sandwich:

Vegan BBQ Carrot Sandwich

Vegan BBQ Carrot and Spinach Sandwich

For people eliminating meat, dairy and wheat from their diets, it gets tricky trying to make meals that have a satisfying taste and still provide healthy solid nutrition. Here’s one I made up today because I was craving BBQ. Would I rather have BBQ pork smothered in cheese on a wheat roll? Hell yeah! But I have to say, this was a delicious alternative I think you’re going to like. Also – It’s packed with vitamins and minerals, Vegan, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free!

  • 1 large raw carrot, washed, sliced into 1/8 ribbons
  • 3 cloves raw garlic, peeled, diced
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • BBQ sauce to taste

I used a slicing mandolin to cut the carrot, add along with garlic, 1 tbspn extra virgin olive oil to a good size cast-iron frying pan over medium heat. Saute the carrot ribbons, turning every minute or so, until they start to soften enough that you can bend them easily; about 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, toast the bread. We like Whole Grain Genius by Glutino for this (an absolutely delicious gluten free bread). It’s hard to tell the difference between this and “regular” bread that contains wheat, especially when it’s been toasted.

Carefully layer the spinach leaves, carrot ribbons and garlic onto one slice of the bread, top with BBQ sauce (we also put a little A1 sauce as well) and the other slice of bread and chow down!

Oh yeah, and have a napkin handy before you sit down to eat… this is a leetle messy!

 

Great Gluten-Free Choices

Anyone looking to eliminate Wheat from their diet knows it’s tough to find great tasting substitutes for the foods we’ve come to love. We’ll here’s one we really like: Genius by Glutino Whole Grain Bread.

Veggie SandwichIt’s good right out of the bag, but toasted, even better. Seen here with tomatoes, pickles, onions, green bell peppers, pepperoncini’s, oregano and a little olive oil. Manga manga! Check out other great Glutino foods for gluten free dieters here.