Fall Detox Salad + Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser Update

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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

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

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

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

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Jennifer November 5, 2012

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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Abby@ Totes Delish November 5, 2012

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

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nicola jones November 5, 2012

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

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

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

<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

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

And YUM at that salad!!

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Robyn November 5, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Kale?
:)

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } November 5, 2012

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

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{Moni} @ Moni Meals November 5, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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jo @ includingcake.com November 5, 2012

‘Bowlful of balance’ love that phrase :-)

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Marissa November 5, 2012

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

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

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

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Addy @ Six-Kick Switch November 5, 2012

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

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

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Emily @ www.main-eats.com November 5, 2012

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

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

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Averie @ Averie Cooks November 5, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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bitt of raw November 5, 2012

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

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

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

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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