No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Colorful Quinoa Salad with Ginger Dressing

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, *Roasted and Chopped
  • 1 Large Eggplant, *Roasted and Chopped
  • 1 Cup Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 Cups Cooked Tri Color Quinoa
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 Cup Halved Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 (15 OZ) Can Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed
  • 6 Cups Baby Spinach

Place each ingredient separately on a large platter. When ready to serve, drizzle with the Ginger Dressing.


Ginger Dressing

  • ¼ Cup Smooth Natural Peanut Butter 
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 1 TB Tamari or Braggs Amino Acids
  • 1 TB Chili-Garlic Sauce
  • 3 TB Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp – 1TB Lemon Juice
  • Sea Salt to taste

Add the ingredients to the blender, starting with 1 tsp lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt. Whiz until pureed, taste to add more lemon juice or salt. The dressing should be rich, smooth and “gingery”.

No. 2 : Kitchen SCOOP

*Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Eggplant are made by chopping, (no need to peel if the skins are soft), into 1” pieces  and tossing, or spraying with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper. Place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil. Slice in a 400F oven and roast until browned, about 40 – 45 minutes.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

Not a fan of eggplant OR sweet potatoes? Swap out the veggies with your favorites – like butternut squash, cauliflower or bell peppers. This recipe rocks with any veg!

No. 4 : CHEERS

Fox Run Dry Riesling
Finger Lakes New York
About $18

I am going for an easy-to-drink delicious white for this yummy platter drizzled with a  zingy ginger dressing. Think Riesling is always sweet? This one will change your mind with its crisp clean fruit-forward flavor. The Riesling grape is native of Germany, but this wine is from one of my favorite wine regions in the United States – the Finger Lakes in New York State.

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