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.

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  1. Monica says:

    Hi Tami, You are so inspirational. Thank you for sharing the love!

    1. Tami says:

      That is so nice of you to say Monica!

  2. Katie says:

    Great video, Tami- you are a natural!

    1. Tami says:

      Thank you Katie – that is so nice of you to say!



  3. Kate says:

    Wow, your salads look great.
    I would like a soup/stew program and or sauces.
    Thank you for all of your efforts

    1. Tami says:

      HI Kate!

      Soup/stew video is a grand idea. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

      Happy Cooking,


  4. Jenny says:

    That salad looks delicious! It sure must take a long time to eat though! Do you tend to eat the same quantity of vegetables again for dinner?

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Jenny, Yes it does take a long time to eat that salad! How much I eat differs from day to day depending on my activity level and so on. I just eat until I am comfortably full and some days that is more food than other days.

  5. elizabeth says:

    Love your BBS video. Yummy salad. I should try more fruits in my salads. I usually prefer non sweet at dinnertime. I don’t gain weight easily and eat some nuts so usually use spoonful of cashew cream mixed with white balsamic for dressing.
    I’d like a video detailing examples of what you and your husband eat on a daily basis for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Thanks!

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Thank you for your future video idea!

      Happy healthy eating.


  6. Leslie says:

    Hi Tammy – I loved your video, and hope to see more. I haven’t commented in a very long time, but I do read your blog, and have watched your first 2 videos, and you are very inspiring! I have 2 vegan kids, so am striving to acquire more knowledge of plant based eating. You’re a wonderful resource, and a natural blogger!

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Leslie,

      It’s so good to hear from you! I hope all is well with you.

      I love plant based eating – it has made my life so much easier and healthier.

      Thank you for the kinds words and support.

      Hugs, Tami

  7. Julie says:

    You’re so lucky to have a big beautiful kitchen, large appliances and best of all: counter space! I live in a small one bedroom apartment with a cramped kitchen andh very little counter space. It’s not so easy to be as organized as you with crummy conditions like mine. But please keep posting the videos and I’ll just watch in envy!

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Julie,

      I am blessed to have such an amazing kitchen! I will tell you that Chef AJ lives in an apartment and has a tiny kitchen but she batch cooks like a queen! It can be done regardless of your space it just takes some planning and making good use of your space! Thanks for watching the videos – I appreciate the support.

      Happy Cooking,


  8. Karen says:

    Tami, I made your Creamy Balsamic Dressing yesterday & my bean hating hubby liked it! I didn’t dare tell him it had beans in it! Thank you for the video. It is an excellent teaching tool on making BBS!

  9. Chelly says:

    Looks so great! Thank you for the video…it helps so much actually seeing how it is done! Going to try your dressing. Thanks again!

    1. Tami says:

      You are welcome Chelly! I hope you enjoy the dressing as much as we do!

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