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Apple Beet Celery Salad

Apple, Beet and Celery Salad

Personally, I like a light breakfast and then my heavier meal comes at brunch or lunch time. One of my favorite light breakfasts or afternoon snacks is my Apple Beet Sesame Seed Salad. This salad is made by grating the beet and apple on the very smallest slanted grid on the grater. This grid creates beet slices that are very small and juicy, and the apple comes out almost like applesauce. I add some ground sesame seeds (the white hulled kind) and top with walnuts. Since I hate grating, I don’t make this often, but I must admit that I love, love, love it.

This morning I had these beautiful beets that were of the lighter variety, white with red lines going through them. They are called Di Chioggia Beets. They are sweet like the red variety with a slightly less earthy taste. I grated it along with a half an apple I had in the fridge and added some chopped celery. I topped it with walnuts and enjoyed a most delicious light morning meal just before my coffee.


½     beet – finely grated

½     large apple 

1      celery stalk- chopped fine

Top with rinsed walnuts

Mix all together and enjoy!



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Easy Vegetable Recipe for Breakfast

What’s for breakfast? During and after the holidays many of us are tempted to eat many different foods when traveling, visiting friends and relatives, going to parties and dining out. So, how do we get our 5 A Day? How about vegetables for breakfast, a huge bowl of them.  At least then your body will have received a good start and if you don’t eat veggies for the rest of the day, you will be covered.

Besides the benefit of having a wonderfully nutritious breakfast, you will have the treat of your life. Breakfast veggies are delicious, very easy and don’t take a bunch of time when you do them the “a la Oils” way.

For those of you who have watched my DVD’s already know the secret to easy, healthy veggies. For those who don’t, here is a sample:

In a small saucepan, heat water (use steamer if you like) to cook veggies in.

Add in your veggies and cook (steam) until tender. In this picture I used fresh string beans, yellow and green zucchini, and an onion. Once tender place in serving dish and add the following:

1.   Ground sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle on top of the veggies.

2.   Barlean’s High Lignan Flax Oil - 1 tbsp per person or 1/4 cup if a large serving.

3.   Top with celtic sea salt or a splash of Tamari/Shoyu

When the oil is added to the veggies with the seed powder, instant gravy is created that enriches the flavor, depth and nutritional component of the dish.

If you want extra protein, add a slice of tofu, egg, piece of chicken, etc.  Or, you can add a grain like Quinoa, Millet or Amaranth.


Add your cultured veggies to the meal and your digestion is set for the day!!

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