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Hello Everyone, it's me, Michelle K, back rocking another episode of Foodie Friday

I am still eagerly awaiting Spring's arrival here in the Northeast and we're in major need of some sunshine in this neck of the woods. Hopefully most of you are already experiencing the joys of Spring. I am so into the Go Fresh Initiative and am loving focusing my eating with warmer weather in mind.

I spent one day this week prepping my fridge to make eating fresh a no-brainer. With today's freshly made Pineapple Salad and the addition of two other salads that were already prepped in the fridge, I threw together a gorgeous & totally fresh salad trio lunch for myself and a friend. She loved it and the first thing she commented on was the vibrant color of the Pineapple Salad. Her favorite of the 3 ended up being the barley salad.  Here are the recipes for all three:

Today's Pineapple Salad
2 cups of diced fresh pineapple
1/4 to 1/2 cup of finely shredded or chopped purple cabbage
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint

Toss all ingredients together in a bowl. This is awesome as is or you can eat it on a bed of greens.

Barley Salad (from it's a High Raw Life episode #11)
You need to plan in advance for this salad since you will be soaking and sprouting the grains.

1 cup of raw barley (Soak overnight in pure water to cover, it will swell to twice the amount)
½ cup sprouted wheat berries (like Triticale) (soak your wheatberries for 12 hours then rinse and drain several times over the next day or two-you will see little tails sprout out of the berry-then it is ready)
2 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs (dill, cilantro, parsley or even mint work very well)
½ cup red onion, minced
1 small red or orange bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
black pepper 

In a small bowl wisk together honey, olive oil, and salt. Set aside. In a larger bowl mix together the barley, wheat berries, herbs, onion, and bell pepper. Pour on the honey dressing and toss well, sprinkle with black pepper to taste.


Beet Salad (from it's a High Raw Life episode #13)
2 cups grated beets ( I put a few scrubbed cut up beets into my food processor with the grating blade)
2 teaspoons or 1”grated ginger root
1 tablespoon pure raw honey
1 tablespoon coconut aminos, Nama Shoyu or Tamari
1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


In a bowl, toss the grated beets with all other ingredients and enjoy! 

Hoping you have a Happy Foodie Friday - Go FRESH!
- Michelle

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I am going to the store to get pineapple today!!!

LOVE that you say:  Eating Sunshine!!

Love YOU, Michelle!!

So yummy looking and quick and easy...why wait....come on Susan let's get on the bus and both get some pineapple.

Guess who has all of the necessary ingreds and is in need of a springtime infusion this weekend?

Gonna start soaking my wheat berries and look forward to this delicious meal for dinner tomorrow or Sunday!

This looks great !  Will have to make a Trio of salad for lunch.  You look great, like your skin is glowing !  A little sunshine from within .
One Pineapple Salad coming up!
You always are so inspiring, Michelle!
wow, wow, wow!  gonna make these :>)

Yum!!! That beet salad sound great, off to get some beets, love beet greens too!

Thanks Michelle!

If you click on the blue words above (next to the Beet Salad recipe) you will be taken to the first collection of Michelle K's videos.  You'll need to scroll down to Episode 13 to find the Beet Salad video. 

Julie Jensen said:

I could not find the Beet Recipe.  I used the search window but "no results" for beets or beet salad. 

J

You make it look so easy. Love it.  :)

Michelle, you rock! This looks beautiful ♥
Looks so delicious Michelle! I can't wait to try the pineapple salad! I've only ever had beets once and I didn't care for them. I may have to try your beet salad and give it another shot. Your barley salad looks yummy too! Great work. Always love your videos.

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