Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue and Picnic Foods

I’ve put togteher a list of recipes from my site and the sites of other awesome food bloggers to enjoy over Memorial Day weekend. Some are a little indulgent, but most are flavorful and healthy. You’ll find salads, main dishes, drinks and desserts. Just click on the image and it will take you directly to the recipe. Enjoy and have a fun safe holiday weekend!

xoxo

Fifi

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Faux Ahi Poke Salad (Vegan)

faux ahi salad with grapefruit

It has taken some time, but I am  finally to the point where I miss seafood at times. Although nothing will be changing in the near future about my diet, I have gotten creative. For many reasons people are unable to to eat ahi salad, whether it be a fear or uncooked  meat, or a seafood allergy.  I made this recipe as a refreshing snack, but also it’s fun that it is reminiscent of the decadent salad I once enjoyed.

*Makes 2 servings

  • 1 well-peeled (supremed) grapefruit, cubed

Salad Dressing:

  • 1 tsp white miso paste
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Red pepper flakes to taste, depending on spice tolerance
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp agave nectar

Topping

  • 2 tbsp chopped seaweed (nori)
  • 1 to 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • Crispy dried jalapenos (optional)
 Whisk together dressing, but do not top until ready to serve. It is not as good if it sits for more than 30 minutes or so, I find.Top with seaweed and sesame seeds and serve.

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xo

Fifi

Winter Salad: Stay well this winter!

In addition to wanting to keep up with our 2013 fitness goals, it is also good to eat healthy food to ward off the sickness which so often comes with the winter months. This salad is packed with vitamin a, vitamin c, fiber, and protein. It makes a great complete meal, or can work as a side along with a main dish. This yummy salad was a collaboration with Brown Vegan. Make sure you watch her video for a delicious Asian tofu salad and subscribe to her channel!