How To Make My Big Beautiful Salad – BBS

If you follow me on the Nutmeg Notebook Instagram account or facebook you have seen my photos of what I have dubbed “BBS” – big beautiful salads! Hubby Tom and I love these giant salads that are indeed a full meal. When I first transitioned to a whole food plant based diet I was following a lot of Dr Furhman’s principals and one of them is to eat a big salad as a meal. We don’t do this every day but we do make it for a few meals each week. Since I received such good feedback about my first video I decided to make another. This time we used a better camera and I used the proper settings to put it on You Tube and I am happy with the results. I hope you enjoy the video and make yourself a “BBS.”

Nutmeg Notebook Big Beautiful Salad

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Big Beautiful Salad

 Just look at how pretty that salad is!

Nutmeg Notebook Creamy Balsamic Dressing

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Creamy Balsamic Dressing

We love the Creamy Balsamic Dressing that is oil, salt and nut free! I use white beans instead of nuts to make this and you would never know it has beans in it. It’s been a big hit with my plant based friends! I have also fed it to people who don’t follow a plant based diet and they liked it too! Here is a link to the  Creamy Balsamic Dressing.

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I would love to know what other topics or recipes you would like to see in a video. Please leave me a comment and let me know.

Happy Healthy Cooking,


A Little Nutmeg Nugget: When I started this blog in January of 2010 I followed what I understood to be a healthy version of the standard American diet, ironically also known as the “SAD” diet. As interest in my own health and how it was affected by the food I ate evolved, I transitioned to a whole food plant based diet also known as “WFPB” diet. I have wrestled with the fact that this blog still contains all those posts and recipes from the SAD way of eating I have left behind. I no longer advocate for anyone to eat that way. At this time I am leaving those recipes and posts here. It is a record of my journey and how I came to follow a WFPB way of eating. It is my hope that those who still come here for those old recipes will be curious about what I am doing now. Perhaps they will dip their toes across the line as I did and try some plant based recipes and learn more about the health benefits.

My first Cooking Video!

Curry Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
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I decided to step out of my comfort zone and into the world of making a cooking video! For my first venture into this unknown territory I played it safe and did all my cooking off camera and invite you into my kitchen to take a peek at the finished products. This allowed me to …

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Chef AJ’s Holiday Feast Webinar Giveaway!

Creamy Curried Kabocha Squash Soup
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Gather Around For A Whole Food Plant Based Pot-Luck!

Cozy Fall Candlelight
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This past Saturday we had a house full of people who enjoy natural tasty food and cook the way we do. Everyone brought a dish or two to share. As the hostess I made a dip wtih veggies, soup, rice, fruit platter and a dessert. We get together with this group of friends once a …

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