Simple Kale Salad

Kale salad. Those two words may not be that exciting to you, but please give this kale salad a chance. It is one of my very favorite recipes. I make it ALL of the time. It is my go to salad for an easy lunch, to serve with dinner, or to take to a potlu…

Kale salad. Those two words may not be that exciting to you, but please give this kale salad a chance. It is one of my very favorite recipes. I make it ALL of the time. It is my go to salad for an easy lunch, to serve with dinner, or to take to a potluck.…

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10 Healthy Muffin Recipes

The next time you’re in the mood for an easy baking project, roll up your sleeves and try one of these healthy muffin recipes! They include a recipe for every classic muffin you can think of – blueberry, banana, zucchini, chocolate chip, an…


The next time you’re in the mood for an easy baking project, roll up your sleeves and try one of these healthy muffin recipes! They include a recipe for every classic muffin you can think of – blueberry, banana, zucchini, chocolate chip, and more – but they’re all made with wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour, almond flour, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup. Still, they deliver everything you want in a muffin, healthy or otherwise. They’re moist, tender, puffy, and lightly sweet. Two (or three) for me, please! Before you get to baking, here’s a tip: all these healthy muffin […]

Rainbow Citrus Crunch Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette.

This rainbow citrus salad is so crunchy, full of delicious texture and flavor! Blood oranges, red cabbage, spinach, avocado and a sesame vinaigrette bring this all together to create the most vibrant, beautiful bowl. Nothing can beat the winter blues like this vibrant crunchy salad. This beauty is so loaded with flavor that you won’t […]

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This rainbow citrus salad is so crunchy, full of delicious texture and flavor! Blood oranges, red cabbage, spinach, avocado and a sesame vinaigrette bring this all together to create the most vibrant, beautiful bowl.

Nothing can beat the winter blues like this vibrant crunchy salad.

rainbow citrus crunch salad

This beauty is so loaded with flavor that you won’t believe it. Serve it as a main dish or your side – heck, serve it at a party! It’s pretty to look at and delicious to eat so it checks allll the boxes. Top it with your favorite protein if you wish. It’s amazing! 

blood oranges, cucumber, jalapenos, tomatoes

I mean, just look at these stunning ingredients?! They are incredible on their own but when topped with the sesame vinaigrette… wowza. You won’t believe it. It will be in the rotation stat!

red cabbage and salad mix ins

This salad is a copycat of the Miami salad from Kaya. They have the BEST salads – so vibrant and plentiful with lots of fruit and vegetables. And crunch! You may remember a few years ago when I recreated their spicy rainbow salad. Oh my gosh – that one is just so, so good.

And this is no different! Their Miami salad has a base of red cabbage, sliced into super thin strips. While this is never something I would even consider starting a salad with, it works. I promise. 

red cabbage and salad greens

The red cabbage strips are SO crunchy. They have super crisp and crunchy texture, but when marinated in the sesame vinaigrette for a few minutes, the coarseness breaks down and they become perfect for salad. Kind of like how kale does. It’s great! 

Kaya uses regular oranges for their salad but since we’re in the height of citrus season, I had to go with blood oranges. They are so beautiful and wonderfully sweet. 

rainbow citrus crunch salad

This is everything that’s going into our rainbow citrus salad for extra crunch and flavor:

  • Thinly sliced red cabbage
  • A few handfuls of baby spinach and/or arugula 
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Blood oranges
  • Avocado
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers
  • Goat cheese
  • Roasted, salted pepitas
  • Sesame seeds
  • And a sesame vinaigrette! 

rainbow citrus crunch salad

The spinach and arugula bulks up the salad nicely. It really adds some satiety to it as well as a little more crunch.

The tomatoes, cucumber and oranges are a given. Chop them however you wish and toss them in! Same with the avocado. Slices or chunks, you can’t go wrong.

Bloood orange are my favorite, but navel oranges, cara cara or even pre segmented mandarin slices would also work in a pinch. 

The jalapeno peppers are optional. I am someone who doesn’t love heat but I like to keep these in there. I suggest going with the round slices because then you can really see them and they are easy to avoid!  (more…)

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Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

If you are craving comfort food, you’ve come to the right place. This Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Traditionally, shepherd’s pie is a rustic casserole made with a mixture of ground meat and vegetables topped…

If you are craving comfort food, you’ve come to the right place. This Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Traditionally, shepherd’s pie is a rustic casserole made with a mixture of ground meat and vegetables topped with pillowy mashed potatoes and baked in the oven. Well, this vegetarian version has all of the…

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Tofu Broccoli Bowls with Carrot Ginger Dressing

If your lunch or dinner rotation is in need of a refresh, try adding these tofu broccoli bowls to the mix! They have a hearty base of brown rice, crispy tofu for plant-based protein, and roasted broccoli and radishes for color and crunch. Avocado adds …


If your lunch or dinner rotation is in need of a refresh, try adding these tofu broccoli bowls to the mix! They have a hearty base of brown rice, crispy tofu for plant-based protein, and roasted broccoli and radishes for color and crunch. Avocado adds creamy richness, and my go-to carrot-ginger dressing takes them over the top. They’re nourishing, satisfying, and, above all, delicious! They also happen to be perfect for meal prep. The dressing keeps well for up to a week, and you can cook the rice, tofu, and broccoli up to 3 days in advance. Store the components […]

Carrot Ginger Dressing

I know it’s just a simple sauce, but this carrot ginger dressing is still one of my favorite recipes on Love & Lemons. It’s creamy, zingy, vibrant, and bright, with a slight sweetness from the carrots and bite from the ginger. It calls …


I know it’s just a simple sauce, but this carrot ginger dressing is still one of my favorite recipes on Love & Lemons. It’s creamy, zingy, vibrant, and bright, with a slight sweetness from the carrots and bite from the ginger. It calls for 6 ingredients (including salt and water!), and it keeps in the fridge for up to a week. I make a batch whenever I get the chance. This carrot ginger dressing is exactly what I want to drizzle over a grain bowl at lunchtime, toss with a side salad at dinner, or use as a dipping sauce […]

Monster Cookie Energy Balls

It’s no secret that I am a cookie monster. I LOVE cookies, especially Monster Cookies and Monster Cookie Bars. I also love Monster Cookie Energy Balls. These easy no-bake protein balls taste just like monster cookies, but are a healthy little tre…

It’s no secret that I am a cookie monster. I LOVE cookies, especially Monster Cookies and Monster Cookie Bars. I also love Monster Cookie Energy Balls. These easy no-bake protein balls taste just like monster cookies, but are a healthy little treat. They only take 10 minutes to make and are the perfect bite size…

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Everything You Need to Know About Taro

Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.
Today: Get to know a tropical tuber you might have been missing out on. Read More >>

Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.

Today: Get to know a tropical tuber you might have been missing out on.

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Air Fryer Broccoli

Every time I make this air fryer broccoli, I wish I’d doubled the recipe. It’s so simple, but something about the combination of the broccoli’s crisp edges and savory, salty seasoning makes it completely addictive. Even if I intend to…


Every time I make this air fryer broccoli, I wish I’d doubled the recipe. It’s so simple, but something about the combination of the broccoli’s crisp edges and savory, salty seasoning makes it completely addictive. Even if I intend to serve it as a side dish or add it to a grain bowl, I find myself eating it straight out of the air fryer basket. It’s that good! Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe Ingredients To make this recipe, you’ll need these simple ingredients: Broccoli, of course! You’ll just need the florets for this recipe. If your broccoli has a long stalk […]

Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

Friends, today we have an easy, delicious, plant-based soup to share with you! Adapted from our fan-favorite Curried Potato & Lentil Soup, it keeps all the bold curry flavor but has a creamy twist and is made in the Instant Pot, making it even quic…

Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

Friends, today we have an easy, delicious, plant-based soup to share with you! Adapted from our fan-favorite Curried Potato & Lentil Soup, it keeps all the bold curry flavor but has a creamy twist and is made in the Instant Pot, making it even quicker and easier!

Rich in fiber, protein, iron (and more!), it’s a nourishing, plant-based meal to fuel you all winter and beyond!

Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup from Minimalist Baker →