Summertime Kale and Cauliflower Salad

Hey friends!  I hope you are all finalizing your calendars and gearing up for an epic Summer 2017.  With the way mine looks, it’s bound to be a memorable one as always!   Summer means bbq’s, friends, bikes, beers, sun and tons of fun, which is why I thought now would be a good time to share with you my summertime twist to the Cauliflower and Kale Detox salad so you have something new and fresh to take to your patio parties.


I changed a few things to give it more of a summery-citrus vibe by adding more lemon, some balsamic vinegar, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.  It’s addicting and oh so good.

The Salad

  • 1 Head (or bag) of Cauliflower crumbles
  • 2ish cups kale, chopped
  • 1 bunch sliced green onions
  • 2 oz. bag slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

The Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
    • Note: the balsamic vinegar will turn the cauliflower brown, so if that weirds you out, you can omit and replace with more lemon juice.




Monday Recap and a Broccoli/Cauliflower Fritter Recipe

Happy Monday!  Anyone else have a hard time getting back into the working groove?  My day was 100% full of meetings.

Meeting One: 9-10:15am |  Meeting Two: 11-12:30pm  |  Meeting Three: 1-2PM  |  Chiropractor: 2:45-3:30 (ok, not a meeting, but time away from my desk)  |  Meeting Four: 4-4:30PM.

Meetings can get a little dry, ya?   If I drank coffee, I think it would be hysterical to just casually use one of the below mugs during said meetings. 

Image   Guilty



For the arrogant souls



No need to sugar coat.



Vodka.  I love Vodka


Or, my absolute favorite.  Ask someone if they’d like some coffee and hand them this mug.  




You’re welcome.


Moving right along…

I went for a much needed jog this afternoon after work.  A quick 3.2 mile jaunt down the Papio Trail here in Omaha.  Love running that particular path.  You can go a short distance, or stretch it out to several!

Tonight, we are watching the CMA Country Christmas episode while I type up this Monday Blog.  Now, to sign off, an easy recipe for Broccoli or Cauliflower Fritters. 




Fritter Recipe

  • 1 head of broccoli or cauliflower (steamed)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (heaping)
  • 3 Tbsp. Egg Whites
  • garlic to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

Steam veggie of choice  |  Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl  |  Cool steamed veggies slightly  |  Add veggies to dry ingredients and mash with fork 


Add egg whites  |  Continue to mash until you achieve desired texture of veggies 


Heat griddle or cast iron skillet and spray with a little EVOO  |  Scoop spoonful of mixture onto pan, mash a little, let brown, flip, enjoy!



A look at the cauliflower fritter version