Last weekend I went to a WONDERFUL workshop presented by Jude at Celtic Soul Craft. In addition to an amazing day of shamanic journeying, deep sharing with fantastic women and art making (we made ancestor holders) we also had a lovely potluck lunch. Everything was SO good, and gluten free was a big topic of discussion. Almost all the food was sans gluten.
The wonderful women liked my salad so I thought I would share it with you, as well as them. My amazing husband, Mike, made the cool design on the top with zucchini. He really is the perfect man... really.
You could use any roastable veggies in this...next time I will toss in a bit of sauteed kale as well. I feel all dishes should include kale:)
Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad
1 head of cauliflower, broken/chopped into bite size florets
1 smallish rutabaga, chopped
1 smallish celleriac, chopped
2 large parsnips, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
1 red bell pepper
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsps fresh ginger, chopped
salt, pepper, seasonings of your choice (I used some basil, thyme, paprika)
3-4 Tbs olive oil
Place above ingredients in a big and toss until all the veggies are coated, then place them all on two big sheet pans and roast in the oven for about 30-40 min. at 375 degrees (F).
2 zucchinis, peeled with a julienne peeler (so it looks like a pile of zucchini spaghetti.)
(Good to make this a little ahead of time, even the night before for flavors to combine.)
Juice of 2 oranges + one lemon.
A little zest from the oranges and lemon
1-2 tsp of mustard (we used out local Lusty Monk, made here in Asheville.)
1-2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped very fine
Mix well - we put it in the blender for a few seconds.
Putting It All Together
Throw the roasted veggies back in the bowl and toss with the dressing.
Put the zucchini strings on the bottom of a large casserole dish, like a wee nest for the veggies.
Spoon the veggies on top.
If you have another zucchini or some other veggies you can make a design on top.
Enjoy and share the nourishment with your family and friends!
To your health!
Blissful Body Yoga is located deep in the beauty and magick of the Appalachian mountains, in Asheville, North Carolina.