Thursday, December 23, 2010

Orange rindz.

Tip #3: Never, EVER. underestimate the power of grated orange rind.

ok..i'm kidding, that's not the REAL tip of the day, but I guarantee it will spruce up anything you make during the holidays.Chocolate log cake? Add orange rind! Cranberry squares? Add orange rind! Mushroom risotto? Add orange rind! (It's the answer to EVERYTHING).

Real tip of the day: Keep your environment clean. It seems simple enough but having a clean room, kitchen or house really does clear your mind. My parents always say, "Your room is an exact representation of your mind!" They're usually saying that with irritation because my room is not always clean, HOWEVER. Now that I'm on winter break, I have time to de-clutter my life, thoughts and surroundings.

Recipe: SALAD with figs and apple slices and citrus ginger vinaigrette.

-spring mix (pre-boxed leaves) or spinach/romaine
-dried figs cut into pieces with kitchen scissors
-one apple sliced thinly
-raw cashews
-one carrot made into ribbons with peeler


-grated ginger
-grated carrot
-grated orange rind
-red wine vinegar
-a tiny bit of olive oil
-2T water or more (to your desired consistency)
-half an orange juiced or one (add less water)
-grapefruit sliced (optional)

Don't be fooled. This is a big salad bowl..that might be an understatement even.


  1. Ciao Amy, thank you so much for the visit and the lovely comments!

    I wanted to let you know that I have also started another blog, all vegan, the address is

    it is still new, I am collecting all my vegan recipes (I have a raw section), I would love your opinion!

    Happy Holidays to you as well!


  2. Hi Amy,
    I think I will have to start adding some orange rind to things now... I went through a faze a few years ago of adding 'mixed peel' to things....didn't work quite as well!
    I am going to make that salad too, looks awesome! Except will sub the figs for something me crazy but I am not partial to figs at all, wish I was because fig jam looks delicious, but I just dislike them!
    Laura :)