The Un-Gwyneth Salad – All Good, no GOOP!

Evette’s “Eat One-Treat One” post was bouncing in the back of my head the other day as I stared at a jar of goji berries in my cupboard. Now, I know gojis are healthy, full of antioxidants that fight cancer and heart disease, boost the immune system, and basically turn us into Gwyneth Paltrow. But like GP, they leave me a little cold.

What could make me want to spend more time with a goji? Chocolate? Bacon? (Mario Batali?) Pine nuts! Pine nuts taste bacony, but unlike bacon they actually work to surpress hunger and might even help us lose weight. Inspired, I threw a handful of gojis and a handful of pine nuts into a large mason jar. Shake, shake, shake and my creative cooking juices were a-flowing. Searching in the fridge, I unearthed some nappa cabbage. Just the crisp kick to add to the iron-happy spinach that I’d been neglecting for days. A couple chops of the knife and I added two handfuls of cabbage and two handfuls of shredded spinach to the jar. Now what kind of dressing is all good and no GOOP? Miso dressing, baby! Just throw the following into your mini cuisinart, pour into your jar, and enjoy!


Handfuls of Health Salad

  • Handful of goji berries
  • Handful of pine nuts
  • 2 handfuls of shredded nappa cabbage
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach

Sweet Miso Dressing

  • 2 T organic, sweet, light miso
  • 1 T course, ground digon mustard
  • Big squeeze ginger paste
  • 2 T agave
  • Large drizzle of avocado oil
  • Dash of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Water or orange juice to thin out



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