Healthy Recipes

Loads of easy, healthy recipes to help you get back on track after a trip’s worth (or just a weekend's worth) of indulgences.
A Taste Of Thailand: {Larb Moo} Isaan-Style Minced Pork Salad | http://saltandwind.com

A Taste Of Thailand: {Larb Moo} Isaan-Style Minced Pork Salad

Inspired by my recent travels to Thailand, here is a recipe for the classic dish, larb, a sort of ground meat saladI had versions made with pork, beef, and duck and one was better than the next. Here is a basic recipe for larb that I serve in lettuce as a makeshift lettuce wrap but feel free to make it more spicy, sour, sweet, or funky to fit your tastes.

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Classic Black Olive Tapenade | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Black Olive Tapenade

When Alex and Joann told us about their oh-so-perfect summer lunch in Provence, we were green with envy and we were totally in love with the sound of that tapenade. So, we set out to make our own and we kept it simple with garlic, lemon, olives, and lots of olive oil and thyme. It's a dream paired with goat cheese on a crusty baguette but, deliciousness aside, we're still jealous of the girls' trip to Provence!

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Coconut Carrot Muffins With Seeded Streusel | http://saltandwind.com

Coconut Carrot Muffins With Seeded Streusel

I'm a creature of habit and when it comes to eating that means I eat anything put in front of me while traveling and then I eat SUPER clean when I'm home in Los Angeles. For at least 5 days after a big trip, I'll cut out all alcohol, caffeine, dairy, and refined sugars. It's not so much a cleanse...

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Green Falafel Wraps  | http://saltandwind.com

Green Falafel Wraps

My friend Delilah has taught me a lot. She's taught me that a train cocktail is a must when taking the Amtrak surfliner for our weekend Baja California trips. She's taught me that is perfectly fine to steal your neighbors loquats if it's to make jam that you'll then give to said neighbor. And she's taught me about the magic that are these falafel.

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Pistachio Feta Watermelon Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Pistachio Feta Watermelon Salad

Whoever first came up with the feta watermelon situation qualifies as a genius in our book because it's simple yet brilliant. And, while we don't know who that person is, we know they were on to something good. This recipe takes that watermelon salad combo and raises it a notch with the addition of mint, pistachios, and a pomegranate molasses-balsamic drizzle.

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Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie

So, a lot of people think of Southern California and think all we eat are smoothies, juices, and salads. These days there's much more going on in SoCal when it comes to food but, it's true, we'll always go for a good smoothie. One of my favorite places to get a smoothie is at Backyard Bowls where everything is fresh and flavorful but never too sweet. I like the Tropical Ginger Smoothie so much that I decided to make my own version here!

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Roast Sweet Potato, Whipped Goat Cheese, and Tahini Veggie Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Roast Sweet Potato, Whipped Goat Cheese, and Tahini Veggie Sandwich

I'm of the belief that there is little more comforting that a well-made deli sandwich. In an effort to make a healthy sandwich to take on the go, I dreamed up this farm fresh take on a classic deli sandwich: veggies whipped goat cheese, toasted multigrain bread, roasted sweet potatoes, and a drizzle of tahini for that extra bit of decadence. 

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Little Gems Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Little Gems Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

As a full-on California girl, I'm partial to other things Californian: like Green Goddess dressing. It has been around since the 1920s but became all but obsolete. Every Spring, I bring it back but with a few tweaks: making it vegan by adding in avocado in place of mayonnaise and packing it with as many herbs as possible.

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Asparagus, Pea, and Arugula Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Asparagus, Pea, and Arugula Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

The minute the new season arrives, we head to the Hollywood Farmers Market and stock up on seasonal produce like it's going out of style. Almost every Spring we make a different version of the same Spring salad with some combo of asparagus, sweet peas, and herbs—this year I'm pairing it with a sweet, tangy Poppy Seed dressing.

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Tahini Carrot Soup with Za'atar Croutons | http://saltandwind.com

Tahini Carrot Soup with Za'atar Croutons

My last trip to the Middle East found me stuffing my face with loads of hummus, pita, and knafeh. By the time I got home, I needed to reset my diet but still wanted some of my favorite flavors of the region and the result was this Tahini Carrot soup.

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Roasted Cumin Carrot, Radish, Avocado Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Cumin Carrot, Radish, Avocado Salad

Around here we like salads anytime of year but we love making winter salads that give our favorite summer salads a run for their money. The winter ingredients in Southern California that we like best are root vegetables, spicy greens, and loads of citrus and we love combining them in simple salads like this one. 

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Brown Rice Chirashi Bowl  | http://saltandwind.com

Brown Rice Chirashi Bowl

When I was traveling in Japan I had some amazing eats—gooey takoyaki, grilled skewers, bowls of ramen. But, after a while, I wanted a good clean meal—enter the chirashi bowl. This is a recipe for a classic Chirashi bowl with brown rice to make it even healthier.

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