SEA SALT food blog

Crunchy Dill Pickle Salad

Crunchy Dill Cucumber Salad

A little trick I learned in culinary school for how to keep cucumbers crunchy…

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Vegetarian Taco Slaw with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Vegetarian Taco Slaw with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

You guys, I must make taco salad once a week. 

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Whipped Feta Dip with Fresh Herbs

Whipped Feta Dip with Fresh Herbs

New camera… feeling like a boss.

Now let’s make some feta dip, amigos.

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Pear Almond Coffee Cake

Pear Almond Coffee Cake

It has been a while since I’ve posted, but we got a nice little rain storm this weekend which left me a little time to do some baking. The water turned a nice shade of brown (thanks to all the lovely runoff), and I usually like to stay out of the water for a few days when that happens (unlike Miles who was surfing in the rain yesterday).

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Mary's Detox Soup

Mary’s Detox Soup with Spinach and Kale

As an avid enjoyer of foods, it can be torture to be drinking every meal in juice form, (although I have been enjoying it more than I thought). This soup is basically a big hot pot full of all the veggies that we have been juicing (minus the garlic).

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Slow Cooker Curry

Slow Cooked Curry and Adventures in Thailand

Mary in Thai cooking class

There are people who LOVE curry, and people who HATE curry. No one is ever on the fence about it.

I’m a curry lover.

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Shaved Brussel Sprout and Broccoli Salad with Avocado and Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Shaved Brussel Sprout and Broccoli Salad with Avocado and Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

So like many of you, Miles and I were feeling a little mmm.. how you say… heavy? after the holidays and we decided to do a little “cleanse” of our own. In my opinion that if you exercise daily, and eat right proportions that there’s no need to do diets or “cleanses”. If you’re happy and able to move around the way you want, then I think its all good (isn’t that what life is about? who has time to watch every little thing that goes in their mouth?).

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Lettuce-Free Chopped Salad with Hummus Dressing

Lettuce-Free Chopped Salad with Hummus Dressing

Sometimes lettuce can just get in the way of what a salad is really all about… the cheese, the dressing and the croutons. Just kidding! THE VEGGIES! I love a big bowl of grated carrots (so easy to eat vs big chunks), cucumber, tomatoes and onion. Who needs that pesky lettuce!

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Poor Surfer Soup by SEA SALT

Poor Surfer Soup

Today was a pretty gloomy day by Southern California standards. So gloomy in fact, that my orthodontist told me “she had to turn her windshield wipers on the automatic setting (not just flicking them on yourself every time you get a few drops on your windshield).” She described it as “raining cats and dogs,” which I found hilarious. I know my New England peeps had some snow last week… and for that I’m sorry.

Getting my braces tightened (I got baby blue bands this time), plus  having some “nasty” weather put me in a soup mood. Homemade soup is so easy to make and tastes way better than canned. I call this “Poor Surfer Soup” because it is ridiculously cheap to make. There is no meat, and nothing that is hard to find in the store. You probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge and pantry already. I’m not going to say that this is the most creative or impressive dish, but it is really tasty and filling.

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