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Mom’s Salad, Basic

I’ve just recently realized that my mom has some pretty unique and inspiring recipes.  One of which is a classic that I’m sharing with you here:

mom's salad



  • romaine lettuce
  • jazz apple
  • celery
  • walnuts
  • fresh dill (optional, and not always present)

Salad Dressing (measurements are more like guidelines)

  • ~1/2 cup Simply Lemonade brand lemonade
  • ~3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • ~1/4  tsp ground cumin (optional)

*in the picture you will notice a piece of broiled steak which, though not part of the salad, always accompanies any meal at my mom’s house.

This is usually a lunchtime salad; a dinnertime salad would have many more exotic ingredients like tarragon or some kind of tiny leek that I don’t know the name of and you can only find at the Persian store. More to come on that…




Recipe for Thai Salad

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Thai Salad

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Mung Bean Salad

Cook mung beans (boil in water for 30-40 minutes).  drain.

Toss with: chopped green onions, thinly sliced green cabbage.

Drizzle with: lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper.


  1. sub mung beans for french green lentils
  2. sub flat-leaf parsley and red onion for green onions
  3. add chopped cabbage, matchstick carrots, matchstick red bell pepper
  4. add ground cumin

Eat with  roasted chicken and Moroccan Roasted Cauliflower.

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Moroccan Roasted Cauliflower

This is a bomb side dish.  Plus, cruciferous veggies prevent cancer and are a good source of sulfur.


  • cauliflower, chop into 1/2 inch flat pieces
  • 3-6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp hot red pepper powder (or red chili flakes, paprika)
  • 1-2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Toss the cauliflower and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Arrange the garlic/cauliflower on a baking sheet so that the pieces lie flat and sprinkle with spices and salt.  I try to get everything well dusted with cumin and chili powder.
  3. Roast in oven at 425 for 30 minutes.
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Terry’s Living Wraps

This is one of the best things I’ve EVER eaten, ever.  No joke–this salad burrito is mind blowing, even when you aren’t taste-bud intoxicated with THC.

Collard Green leaves provide the wrapper and the rest is stuffing.  In addition to the stuffing ingredients you can also add/substitute: shredded cabbage, radishes, mushrooms, shredded daikon root, cucumber, shredded carrots, tofu, ground chicken, peanut salad dressing, etc.

  • 2-3 collard green leaves, whole, stems removed
  • pea shoots or any other type of sprouts
  • arugula
  • baby spinach
  • cilantro, chopped
  • avocado, sliced
  • green onions, chopped (optional)
  • a few tbsp of olive tapenade/baba ganoush/hummus (optional, but highly recommended)
  • olive oil
  • ground cumin
  • salt (optional)

Pile up your veggies and toppings at the stem end of a collard green leaf.  Sprinkle with cumin and drizzle with olive oil.  Roll it up like a burrito or cabbage roll; it’s not necessary to fold in the edges.  Eat.  Sigh with content.