Fall Detox Salad + Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser Update

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 5, 2012

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser such a success! As of Monday morning, we’ve raised an unbelievable $8,075. I’ve heard from so many of you all over the world who’ve donated and it really warms my heart to see so much support pour in.

As some of you may have noticed on Friday afternoon, we have a brand new fundraising page. A team member from Canadian Red Cross, Catherine, reached out to me on Friday offering us a fundraising page with zero transaction fees. Of course, I jumped on it. A big thank you to the entire Red Cross team who put together this spiffy web page in such a short amount of time.

If you donated through the original Canada Helps fundraising page – first, thank you, and second, please rest assured that I’ve added all of your names to my giveaway spreadsheet. The same goes for those of you who left your emails in the comments.

Due to the response this fundraiser has had, I’m extending the giveaway until the end of the day on Wednesday November 7th. This is also the same day my blogiversary Blendtec giveaway (don’t forget to enter!) ends, so I will announce winners from both giveaways in my following post. As for the fundraiser itself, well, I’ll keep that running as long as it’s raising money. You can now find it on the right sidebar of my blog.

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Now, let’s talk feel good foods. This crunchy, nutritious, vibrant salad is what I like to call a bowlful of balance during a chocolate-filled October. I made this last week when my body declared it was time to give the Halloween candy a rest. The Detox Salad was on my mind, but I had to improvise with ingredients on hand – Honeycrisp apples, brussels sprouts, carrots, and celery. It turned out lovely! After I polished off this salad in less than 24 hours, I felt good enough to resume Twix eating once again. See? Balance.

Fall Detox Salad

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Yield: about 8 cups (just guessing as I forgot to measure)

Inspired by Detox Salad.

Ingredients:

  • 400 grams brussels sprouts (about 18), washed and stems removed
  • 280 grams carrots (about 2 large), peeled
  • 1 apple, diced (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 4-6 tbsp raisins
  • 2-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt or Herbamare, or to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh Thyme leaves (optional), or other herbs of choice
  • Pure maple syrup, to taste

 

1. Add the grate/shred blade to food processor. Turn machine on and drop in the brussels sprouts to shred. Now drop in the carrots to shred. Alternatively, you can finely chop brussels and shred carrots with a hand-held grater. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

2. Stir in the diced apple, celery, sunflower seeds, and raisins into the carrot and brussels sprout mixture.

3. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and optional fresh thyme to taste. Add a small amount of maple sryup (about 1/2-1.5 tsp) to take the edge off the lemon juice. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Serve & enjoy!

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You may notice my blog header no longer looks like a gardening blog. I’m happy to be back to food – to be honest, I don’t know what I was thinking with my last header. I now have an artist working on my blog logo, so that should be ready to show you by the end of the year. Baby steps… :)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 5, 2012 at 8:44 am

This is just what I need! After dieting down so long, I went a little nuts after my competition this weekend. Time to refocus with a refreshing winter salad! I don’t have thyme, but I have some sage that would be fabulous here too. Love sage with apples!

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janet @ the taste space November 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

Way to go, Ange, for spearheading such an amazing fundraising effort. We weren’t affected too much in Toronto but I can’t same the same for elsewhere. Your salad looks like a great way to munch through the season’s best.

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Tanya @ playful and hungry November 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

I love that you include brussle sprouts! This would be perfect right now…

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Jennifer November 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

Aww, that’s so sweet of you to do that fundraiser – and the amount you’ve raised so far is incredible! I live in NJ and though I wasn’t hit hard (no damage and only 48 hours without power) I still am so touched that so many people are so willing to help my little state. You’re very kind.

And that salad looks delicious! Unfortunately, the honeycrisp growing season is over for the year in these parts, but I can sub some other apple in… and probably add some olive oil, because it’s delicious! :]

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[email protected] Totes Delish November 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

This is exactly what I needed after a binge on Halloween candy and waffles : )

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nicola jones November 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

Wow thank you for the fabulous recipes! I just found your blog and I have been looking for this for some time- can not wait to grow the glow and include this in my more peaceful life!

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Julie November 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

will you go back to using cups/tablespoon measurements LOL…. i’m a simple, cooker and would like to keep the kitchen process as simple as possible. maybe you can put them next to each other in the ingredients

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Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) November 5, 2012 at 9:44 am

I think all of your blog headers have been beautiful and I love your creativity. I still remember the old one that had your gorgeous face on it…I think that one was my fave! :) Oh, and I love this salad, I would never have thought to shred and eat brussels sprouts raw; what a great idea.

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Adrienne November 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

<3 I wouldn't judge your blog headers (or yourself) too harshly! I think you have the most beautiful layout/graphics/photos of any food blog I've read! I say, celebrate your strengths – and feel free to brag on occasion!

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Stephanie November 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

Yay! That’s fabulous news about the donations :)

And YUM at that salad!!

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Robyn November 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

Love this header too,,,and this recipe is now on the menu,,fresh and crunchy <3

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Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen November 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

Yum! I wonder if I could get my Brussel sprout-hating family to eat this without even knowing what was in it! Thanks for another great recipe.

Way to go with the fundraiser! What a wonderful, generous gesture.

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 5, 2012 at 10:02 am

You are so great to put that fundraiser together but that doesn’t surprise me. ;-)

This salad looks wonderful! Sometimes you don’t want the heavier food that tends to come this time of year.

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Lia November 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

Yay!! That’s so great you’ve gotten so much support for that fundraiser! And the salad looks great. I can’t chew yet (wisdom teeth removed Friday) but I’m always looking for hardy salads, good for work that I would actually crave in the winter. Thanks for this one!

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Anne November 5, 2012 at 10:22 am

This looks great! Except I’m not a brussel sprouts lover. Any suggestions for a substitution for them?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 10:31 am

Kale?
:)

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } November 5, 2012 at 10:23 am

I can’t believe everyone was able to raise that much money – spectacular job!

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{Moni} @ Moni Meals November 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

What a success with the fundraising! You are amazing!

Now this meal is too! I think we all could use a detox meal like this right about now and after all your Halloween Goodies! hehe. :)

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theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine November 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

I need to try this! I feel like salads get neglected a lot in the Fall and Winter, but even on a chilly days sometimes I still really crave a nice crunchy salad. Thanks Angela!

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Willow November 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

Yay! Glad to hear so many people donated!

I’ve been feeling it from all the sugary treats I’ve been eating… was just thinking I need a nice, light way to detox. This salad sounds perfect, and I’ve got lots of apples piling up on my counter just waiting for something like this to come along! :)

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Meredith November 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

You said you changed the blog header back to food – but it’s still the “garden-esque” blog header on my screen….
I’m glad you decided to go back to a more food-related header. I wasn’t crazy about the garden one, to be honest, I LOVED the headers you used that were actual photographs you took of food!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Hey Meredith!
Try holding down control and pressing F5. That should do it!

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jo @ includingcake.com November 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

‘Bowlful of balance’ love that phrase :-)

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Marissa November 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

I bet this detox salad is every bit as scrumptious as it looks!

I’m so happy that the fundraiser has been so successful. It warms my heart to see all of the ways people are reaching out to help each other.

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Ashley November 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

This salad looks like a perfect lunch side dish. I linked to your fundraiser post today and want to thank you again for your efforts. Amazing!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Thanks Ash!!! So thoughtful of you :) The number keeps going up!

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Addy @ Six-Kick Switch November 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Looks great! I have a load of brussel sprouts that I need to use up, but a salad sounds so refreshing! And the colors in this one are beautiful.

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Erica @ Coffee & Quinoa November 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Yum! I am seemingly always in need of a detox salad… :)

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Emily @ www.main-eats.com November 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Wow-that looks absolutely amazing! I know what I’ll be making this weekend for next week’s lunches! : )
Congrats on your fundraising-you are absolutely fabulous!

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Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy November 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

This looks delish! Also, amazing work on the fundraiser front!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks November 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Congrats on raising so much already, Angela! Woot! And thanks to everyone who’s donated and to you for getting this off the ground!

Love this salad – full of colors and texture and lots of crunch!

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Molly November 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

So great of you to use your blog as a way to help Hurricane victims. You rock!

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Sasha November 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

That salad looks great! Exactly the kind of thing I was already thinking of making today with a big piece of cabbage I need to use!

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Cassandra @ TheScienceofFood November 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm

The salad looks great, it reminds me of a Waldorf Salad. I love how simple it is, I eat salads most days for my packed lunch unless I have good leftovers but I’m getting bored of spinach, almonds, tomatoes etc. I’m going to try mixing it up with some of these ingredients next time!

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Gulcan November 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Not being super fan of your previous header, I find this a bit lost under the sponsor ad on the top of page. Maybe you can enlargen the photos and move the OSG underneath? In my humble opinion, it needs more visibility in between the ad and blog sub-categories and text – it deserves it!!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I agree – It’s something I’m trying to fix. Might try adding more padding around the header for now to see if that helps.

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Health Insurance November 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

This salad looks great! I love that you made it available for travel in the mason jar. Nothing worse then going to work with a limp salad by lunch!

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Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife November 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm

That salad looks amazing! I will definitely have to try it! Also, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your efforts to fundraise for victims of hurricane Sandy! I live in NYC and the damage is just devastating.

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Mary November 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm

This salad looks so amazing, I will have to try to make it. I love mixing sweet and savory, and I also love chopped salads, so this looks like an all around win.

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Lauren November 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I haven’t read you’re blog in a while, but I visited today, and it warmed my heart to see you’re helping those in need from the hurricane. I live on one of the barrier islands of NJ, and though my home and my family are ok, I know too many that can’t go home, don’t have a house to go home to, or don’t know if their house is standing because they’re not allowed back into their town for 6-8 mos. so I just wanted to thank you so much for helping out!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I’m glad you and your family are safe Lauren. Thanks for stopping by!

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bitt of raw November 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Congrats for raising so much. It’s a great accomplishment. I really respect you for it. Wish I could donate more myself but I have had some personal issues come up that makes it hard right now. It only helps me realize how hard things must be for those affected and how much this means to them. I will spread the word.

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Julia November 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Wow does this salad look delicious!! Also, congrats on raising that much money- what a great thing you did.

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Adriana Perciballi November 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Hello Angela,
Thank you so much the fundraiser! Being a resident of Long Island and a follower of Oh She Glows, I truly appreciate your efforts – so very kind and compassionate of you! It is heart wrenching to know how many people lost their homes. I was fortunate not to suffer any damage but hearing and finally seeing the damage and devastation brings tears to my eyes as my power was restored last night. We can only hope that the power is restored for the remaining families sooner than later since it is getting colder each day and a Nor’easter is heading our way for Wednesday into Thursday. Like most of the devastation that has occurred all over the northeast, it breaks my heart to know that so much of our beautiful Long Island will never be the same. Thank you Angela and all those who have donated on your fundraiser page!
Warmest Regards, Adriana

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bilee November 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

To my younger self….you are pretty amazing….considering…but you really should finish highschool and do a work abroad program instead of joining the army….silly girl ;)
…but it will all workout and you will meet a wonderful Newfoundlander…have beautiful children…not much money…but you will be happy (he is hilarious!) so don’t sweat it <3

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bilee November 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

just letting you know that I pinned a recipe…a few over the last while….trying to get a Newfoundlander to eat wonderful healthy food is not easy, but you are helping…thanks luv ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 6, 2012 at 7:47 am

Thank you my dear! :)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Ok, even though I haven’t seen you in far too long, you and I are sharing brainwaves on this fall detox salad business! I make some sort of detox salad variation each week for work and lately have been putting a twist on it with more fall-y ingredients. Yours sounds lovely!! :)

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Amber from Slim Pickin's Kitchen November 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

This salad looks absolutely divine! When I make it, I will more than likely end up eating it for breakfast lunch and dinner…and then follow up with some sort of chocolate goodies…you said balance, right? ;)

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Ooh I’ve had your detox salad before so I’m excited to try this one! Looks delish.

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I love your fall detox salad recipe! Great ingredients, that together have got to be incredible! :)

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Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana November 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

What an amazing thing you are doing here!! It is just wonderful to see the outpouring of support and love for those in need.

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Katie @ Fun Fearful Female November 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Fantastic job on the fundraising, Angela! Thanks for the detox salad recipe as well. With the holidays coming up this will come in handy.

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Annie Rivera November 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Hi, I’m new to your website and I want you to know that I love how you have everything in jars/canisters, I’m on a made in America kick and I noticed your Ball jars in other posts but what brand is this rubber gasket one pictured? (btw I’ve tried to make a couple of things on your site and you are VERY, VERY good at it, I am VERY VERY bad at it lol! I try it and it never looks right!! lol) Either way, I find your recipes easy to understand and are making me feel great inside and out!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

Hi Annie, Im not sure of the brand but I think I purchased it at Crate and Barrel, perhaps? Thanks for your kind words!!

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Susan November 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Love the new header – it’s certainly more reflective of you. The salad looks delish, oddly enough I made one very similar yesterday except I used cabbage in place of the brussel sprouts and added broccoli and walnuts – what a coincidence :)

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Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans November 6, 2012 at 6:14 am

Congrats on raising so much money! That’s amazing. That salad looks amazing too! So many tasty ingredients!

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Jaime November 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

I made the salad last night.. So Delish. Just what I needed to start the week! thanks for all your great food ideas.

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Christine November 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

That salad looks amazing! And your new header is awesome – great pics! :-)

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Jessica, The Debt Princess November 6, 2012 at 9:18 am

I have loved the past 3 (or is it 4) headers and never once thought about it being a gardening blog. My own blog was slapped together on PicMonkey in like 5 minutes because I can’t afford to pay someone to make me a decent one. I totally understand.

This salad sounds delicious minus the celery. I understand it’s benefits but there will never be a time when I will eat celery. EVER! Raw, shredded brussel sprouts is a brand new idea to me. I’m definitely intrigued.

I’ve been on a soft cleanse this week so adding this in for a few meals fits perfectly! Thank you!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

Your salad looks unbelievable!! Love the new header!

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Melissa Allen November 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

Thank you for the inspiration to eat for my body, my soul and my children. Yesterday you sparked me to get my kids involved in preparing a healthy lunch for their Daddy. It was a great day. Thought you might enjoy it… http://greenowlart.blogspot.com/2012/11/lunch-for-daddy-teaching-healthy-choices.html

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2012 at 8:34 am

so cute, thanks for sharing!

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Laura S November 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

I just donated and saw you’re at over $9300!!!!!!!!! When you made a goal of $3K I had a feeling your wonderful blog readers might blow that out of the water! It’s so great to see how everyone has responded. Thank you so much for setting it up, as those people desperately need every penny.

P.S. I agree that the past header was a bit garden-y/vine-y! It was nice but probably not exactly what you wanted to convey. But ultimately your header isn’t what’s most important as I’m looking forward to whatever recipes and posts you have in store for the future! Oh, not to mention the COOKBOOK!!! :-)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

haha I love “vine-y” ;)

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Michelle November 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

SO amazing that so many people are coming together to help one another in a time of need – thank you Angela for providing us with the opportunity to help :)
The original detox salad is one of my go-tos when I need to feel refreshed, so I’m sure this new version will also be a hit!

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Wendy November 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Just to clarify-the brussel sprouts are raw? This is just my kind of thing but I’ve never eaten raw brussel sprouts!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

Yes they are – I hadnt had them raw before but I quite liked it in this salad. More mild than I was anticipating.

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Catherine November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

How did you know as I was reading this I was eating leftover Halloween candy?? hahahha this salad is just what i need! I will certainly be making this soon!! And lol about the gardening thing, but i do like the new header and can’t wait to see what it will be soon!! And congrats on your fundraiser and thanks for giving us all a place to get involved!

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Sharon Vincello November 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

What a great combination of veggies and fruits and nuts. Perfect for fall! I will definitely be whipping up a batch of this very soon. My salad-in-a-jar for today: chickpeas, artichoke hearts, blue cheese, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers in goddess dressing.

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Carla Telles November 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Hi Angela!!

My husband is a manager in the New York branch of Banco do Brasil. He asked me how was this fundraising site created. He wants his company to create one too, especially considering the large brazilian community that was affected. I wrote to Red Cross, but didn’t receive any answer yet (I guess they are working like crazy!). If possible, could you contact the person who helped you to establish the fundraising site or give me his/her contact?

Thank you very much!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

Hi Carla,

Are you looking to fundraise through the Canadian Red Cross? If so, I would try contacting [email protected]

Goodluck!

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[email protected] and Dishes November 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

If this is what detox looks like, I’m in!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Yes! I could go for something detox-ish. :) Looks great!

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Dalyce November 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm

this salad came just in time, I’ve been feeling soooo grossed out (though not allowing myself to feel guilty!) about the amount of chocolates and sweets I’ve been consuming. Even two green monsters a day can’t cancel out copious amounts of chocolates and vegan treats :) made this but subbed the brussel sprouts with broccoli and the sunflower seeds with walnuts because that’s what I had on hand :)

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Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit November 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

This salad looks incredible!!! And, that’s so awesome about the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser :D.

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Amy @ Chicago Food November 7, 2012 at 2:06 am

I just love you for sharing this post. The salad looks colorful and so yum that I cant stop myself to preparing it for tonight. I cant wait anymore. :) Thanks for wonderful recipe.

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char eats greens November 7, 2012 at 5:52 am

I feel like I should probably just grate the Brussels sprouts and carrot by hand cause even I would find a way to not attach the proper blade to my food processor, which means I’ll have this salad made by the time you get your new header!

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Crystal November 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I made this for lunch today, it was delicious! My mom is suffering through a terrible cold right now, I think I will take her a big bowl on my way to pick up my girls from school! Thanks for a tasty, healthy recipe!

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kat November 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Thank you so much for all of your fund raising success. Everyone in the U.S. appreciates it. Canada has long been a good neighbor.

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AV November 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I made this salad on Monday–it’s amazing! I didn’t have any thyme, so I skipped that, and, as I almost always do, I went a little nuts on the cinnamon. So delicious and filling for lunch! Thank you!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

So glad you enjoyed it!

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Brooke November 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

This salad is so.so.good!!! And the cinnamon bun granola currently smells so good in the oven!! Thank you for all of your dedication to your site. I have been loving your recipes for quite some time:)

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Rajvinder Kaur November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Where can I find out who won??

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

I will be announcing the winners in today (Fri Nov 9th) post :)

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melissa November 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I made this for dinner tonight, it was amazing! Even my 3 year old gobbled it up. Thank you for the great recipe.

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allison November 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

this was soooo delicious!!!!

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kat November 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

This salad is SO good I can’t stop talking about it to my friends……..or eating it!
Thank you!
kat

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Julie November 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm

This salad tasted great! I used chopped almonds instead of sunflower seeds, and added green onions. Wasn’t sure how the raw brussels sprouts would work, but they turned out pretty much like shredded cabbage — a delicious fall slaw.

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Sarah (appifanie) November 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

that looks really good!

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Sarah November 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Looks so good!! I didnt know brussel sprouts could be eaten raw!

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Fiona November 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

This was yummy and just what I needed after a few days of too many candied almonds and pumpkin biscotti! I added garbanzo beans, a few tablespoons of reduced fat vegan mayo, and used fresh parsley and dried thyme because the store was out of thyme today. I also diced everything in the food processor to save time. I never thought to use Brussels sprouts like this but I will continue doing do because it is awesome! Thanks for a great salad idea!

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Denise November 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

This salad is so yummy, and so healthy! I have really been enjoying it. I made one small change that I wanted to share with you and your followers. I found that the salad got a bit dry the second day so I added some pineapple juice to moisten it up. The extra liquid was just the trick and the flavor very complimentary.

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Deanna November 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

You know, I’m not a vegan. I tried it once to rip-roaring failure. At the same time, your recipes are so fabulous that when I need an extra dose of veggie goodness, I stop by this blog. This reminds me of a breakfast I used to eat of just apples, raisins, carrots, and cinnamon, but then takes it to salad heaven! I can’t WAIT to make this! You’ve made so many of my lunches meat-free that it’s amazing.

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Jackie November 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

The maple syrup and lemon combination is delicious, and I’m always looking for new ways to eat brussel sprouts! This is my new favorite salad. Thanks!

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Michelle November 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

thank You! Thank You! I, as a rule, hate salads…boring! But ur pictures of this salad were so pretty, I thought I’d give it a go…well, I couldn’t be happier…YUM! I finally have a salad I can not only eat but enjoy! My doctor thanks you:)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

That is great to hear!

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Larissa January 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm

This was by far the best salad I have ever made in my life!! Thank you so much for this recipe, it will be made for weeks to come! I also used a lemon herb dressing that I made before + maple syrup and it was to die for.

I have been reading your blog a lot lately!! I even made your lasagna for New Years Eve and a ton of non vegans loved it. Sad to say I finished it yesterday – raw taco salad is next!

Keep up the great work, you seem like a beautiful person inside and out!

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Robyn January 20, 2013 at 7:55 am

First time I have made a salad with brussels sprouts and really enjoyed it! Loved all the beautiful colours as well. Great recipe.

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Glenda January 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I’ve had this recipe on my “to make” list and realized today I had all the ingredients. I whipped it up in no time and it’s delightful! All the ingredients go so well together! I love the crunch of the sunflower seeds and apple, the raisins and lemon juice give it the perfect sweetness and I love the inclusion of the shredded brussel sprouts! It will be my go-to salad this week. Thank you.

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Alishia March 4, 2013 at 7:25 pm

This was So good! I love that the brussel sprouts are prepared raw. You have such a gift, thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

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hazel September 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

Hi there, I’ve made this salad twice now and I absolutely LOVE IT. One thing I do is change out 1/2 the amount of Brussels sprouts for cabbage (purple is really pretty). Made it for a party last night and it was the biggest hit of all the food there. Thanks so much for your recipes – really great stuff!

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Torrey October 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

This salad was not good :( I threw out the whole thing. And not to any fault of the recipe itself, it’s just not my thing and I kind of knew that going into it but I really wanted to give it a try cuz it looked good. Too dry for me…I need a real kind of dressing on things like this and that seemed like it would defeat the purpose this salad was supposed to serve so all wasted…thankfully I only made half the recipe, I guess.

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Pedro Pereira October 16, 2014 at 12:15 pm

It really looks awesome. I will try the recipe! Thanks!

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Jordan February 17, 2015 at 9:08 pm

This came out really good! I recently discovered that brussel sprouts worked wonderfully as a salad base when I came across & made a recipe that included quinoa, pecans, and cranberries with an orange vinaigrette. For this I used sage instead of thyme & added an 1/8 tsp of cinnamon as well as cardamom. Just a wonderful combination of flavors!

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Kristen February 24, 2015 at 9:15 am

So, I know this recipe is vintage, but it looked so amazing I had to try it (and I have worked my way through just about every OSG recipe from 2013 and beyond and the entire cookbook!)
It is incredible. I was blown away by how much I enjoyed the flavor combinations. It might be one of my favorite salads ever (and that’s even including the Rad Rainbow Pad Thai!) The deep freeze of Upstate NY had me hankering for something fresh yet hearty- this hit the nail on the head! It’s AMAZING! I’m surprised it’s not more popular than it already it. The sweetness/saltiness combination are satisfying, yet my gut feels healthy. I predominately eat only OSG but I was looking for a good cleansing boost after overindulging on Moroccan Yam Burgers and Fudgy Mocha Pudding cake (I ate about half the cake before I read the whole “9 servings” bit… ) Thanks so much for keeping it fresh!

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Renee March 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Great salad!! thank you… cant type anymore cause my cat keeps getting in front of the ipad lol he is very persistent

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Brenda September 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm

How far in advance can you make this salad? I am thinking of using it for a fall dinner party.

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Lauren December 7, 2015 at 3:22 pm

I personally thought this was better the next day and since all the ingredients are “sturdy,” I would think it would be good 2-3 days later too.

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Marsha December 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

After moving across country this past week and not eating well as we got settled I knew we needed to detox from the bad food. I made this for dinner this evening along with some baked shrimp and pita and my husband raved about it. He wants this every week! I substituted dried cranberries for the raisins as we both don’t care for raisins and it worked well. Used a honey crisp apple and it was perfect. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Lauren December 7, 2015 at 3:21 pm

This is SO GOOD! I cannot stop eating it! I definitely don’t feel like this is a detox recipe (even though it is) because it’s SO GOOD! Did I mention it’s SO GOOD?! :)

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Heather October 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm

Made this for a potluck and got lots of compliments. I’ve always liked it but keep forgetting how good it is. Thanks for a great recipe.

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Angela Liddon November 1, 2016 at 11:04 am

So glad you enjoyed it, Heather!

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