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Tangy, Refreshing Radish, Cucumber Rainbow Salad

April 4, 2015

I am the notorious salad queen amongst my friends. Always experimenting with different variations of greens and salad toppings. My usual salads comprise of earthy leafy greens topped with a mixture of seeds and nuts. But today, I decided to do something a little different.

Inspired by William Sonoma’s Radish-Cucumber Salad recipe. I whipped up a beautiful rainbow colored radish cucumber salad drizzled with a rich and tangy anchovy-mustard dressing. It serves as a nice refreshing snack on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Or as a nice side dish at lunch or dinner.

Radish, Cucumber, Rainbow Salad | Rosy Cheeks Project

Ingredients

DRESSING

1 small shallot, diced
1 tbsp dijon mustand
4 anchovy fillets soaked in olive oil
juice from ¼ of a lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp sugar
pinches of salt and pepper

SALAD

3 hard-boiled eggs, cut into 1/2 inch wide slices
1/2 cucumber, julienned
8 small radish, julienned
1 small yellow pepper, julienned

Procedure 

1. Add all dressing ingredients except olive oil into a blender. Puree until smooth.
2. While motor is running, slowly pour olive oil in a steady stream and process until blended.
3. In a large mixing bowl, add in cucumber, radish and yellow pepper.
4. Drizzle salad dressing and toss to coat.
5. Transfer to a platter and mix in eggs.
6. Drizzle some dressing to eggs.
7. Sprinkle salad with a pinch of salt and pepper.

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Heart Healthy, Antioxidizing, Omegalicious Power Balls

April 4, 2015

Whenever I make almond milk, I always have a lot of almond meal leftover to make some delicious, raw power balls!

These raw, super power balls will rock your world!

They’re simple and quick to make. Takes no time to blend everything together and squish them into snack balls. They’re awesome as mid-afternoon picker uppers and are perfect energy boosters!

Almond Flour, Pomegranate Bliss Balls | Rosy Cheeks Project

Almond Flour, Pomegranate Bliss Balls | Rosy Cheeks Project

Did you know?

Heart-healthy almonds are high in good fats that help lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and raise HDL or “good cholesterol” . It is also antioxidant rich in Vitamin E that protects the skin from harmful free-radicals. Not to mention a high source of calcium, magnesium and potassium, needed for proper nerve and muscle function and healthy bones.

Ingredients:

2 cups Almond meal
1 apple (peeled and diced)
1/2 cup Pomegranate
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
3 tbsp Water
1 cup Coconut Chips (sweetened or unsweetened)
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/8 cup Agave

Procedure:

1. Soak chia seeds with water. Place on the side for chia seeds to expand to gelly, glutinous form
2. Wash, peel, and dice apple
3. Add almond meal, diced apple, soaked chia seeds, coconut oil and agave into a blender
4. Blend until everything is mixed thoroughly
5. Scoop out blended almond meal into a big bowl
6. Mix coconut shreds and pomegranates into mixture
7. Use a spoon to scoop out balls to your desired size.
8. Place in the fridge and cover with saran wrap to allow the balls to stay in shape
9. Ready to eat and devour in 10 mins!