“Coming to Life”…… (With Amazing Spring Salads) !!!

 

"April is not the cruelest month, if I may disagree, with the eloquent gloom, of the poet of doom "
–Michael Franks (from the song "Coming to Life")

 

Below, Moroccan Spiced Carrot-Date Salad (click on photo for recipe)

Wow!!! was it just me, or was last winter psychologically hard to get through?

Anyhooz, we made it!!! April is here, and it is definitely not being cruel, life is coming back, and no better way to celebrate than with colorful, vibrant, spring salads.

I will never become a totally raw foodie, some veggies are healthier cooked than raw, my near daily Wild caught salmon is necessary for Vitamin D, but after an ailment where I healed myself with a lot of raw foods, I have been off the grains for 5 months (though I will probably still have a Whole Foods slice of Pizza or two or three this year), but my body is loving these "post-workout" salads……so, I'm just collecting and sharing recipes……..

The only comments I will make are to use cheese and meats from grass fed/pastured animals, wild caught seafood, and avoid toxic oils ESPECIALLY AVOID CANOLA OIL, my evaluation of all oils here, …..also you can make a quick salad dressing by using two-thirds Olive Oil and a third Apple Cider Vinegar

…also, if you wanna try something new, try the amazing taste of the Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer fighting Culinary Argan Oil. Expensive, but AMAZING TASTE and AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS!!!!!

 

below, Strawberry Asparagus Spinach Salad (click photo for recipe)

Below, Persimmon Squash Salad (click either photo for recipe)

 

"……all winter long the green shoots hiding, under ice and snow,
while they wait for sun, while they wait to become"

–Michael Franks (from the song "Coming to Life")

 

 Below, Stone Fruit Salad with Lemon Lavender Syrup, (click photo for recipe)

 

Below, Gala Prawn, Mango, Avocado & Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing (click photo for recipe)

Below,Tequila Lime Fajhita Flank Steak Salad (omit steak if vegetarian), with Chili Lime Vinegarette (click on photo below for recipe)

 

Below, Watermelon, Hazlenut, Mint and Berry Salad…..click photo below for recipe

 

"Me always looked as the least likely, to believe in spring, I was cool with reverb…til love threw me that curve"

–Michael Franks (from the song "Coming to Life")

 

Below, Citrus Fennel and Avocado Salad (click photo below for recipe)

Below, Orange Tare Glazed Grilled Chicken Salad Salad (click photo for recipe)

 

"You, in love's forest, hibernating, counting all the wounds, in your heart's history, like the rings of a tree"

–Michael Franks (from the song "Coming to Life")

 

Below, Orange Avocado Salad (click on Photo for recipe)

 

Balsamic Melon Salad, click on photo below for recipe

 

"Now I feel love coming to life….must be real love, coming to life, like a Symphony "

–Michael Franks (from the song "Coming to Life")

 

Below Zecchini noodles with Balsamic marinated Tomatoes Salad (click on either photo for recipe)

Below, Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad, (click photo below for recipe)

 

"What we missed is coming to life, slowly kissed, its coming to life, all we wished for, is coming to life….like a symphony"

–Michael Franks (from the song "Coming to Life")

 

Below, Fig Salad with Marinated Danish Feta and Sweet Balsamic Vinegar (click photo below for recipe)

~stay healthy~

 

Michael Franks: "Coming to Life"

You know how I sling it on my blog by now, any excuse to post one of my favorite songs.

I play "Coming to Life" by my boy Michael Franks every April, first day of great weather, just to get me out that winter vibe.

Take a listen if so inclined, otherwise, thanks for stopping by 🙂

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4 Responses

04.13.14

I've been thesis busy but this post stopped me in my tracks – I love salads.  Once again you have informed us well.  Thank you 🙂
 
 

04.13.14

thanks for the comments, just trying to make it a great visual experience for the 3 minute a person is here (and of course slip in a little health science, when the reader is not looking LOL!!!)

04.28.14

hey I love salads very much

04.28.14

Right On!!! Thanks for taking the time to comment………

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