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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1 year ago: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows 
2 years ago: Mini Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes
 

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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bilee November 5, 2012

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

Thank you my dear! :)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 5, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jessica, The Debt Princess November 6, 2012

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

Your salad looks unbelievable!! Love the new header!

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Melissa Allen November 6, 2012

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

so cute, thanks for sharing!

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Laura S November 6, 2012

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

haha I love “vine-y” ;)

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Michelle November 6, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Carla,

Are you looking to fundraise through the Canadian Red Cross? If so, I would try contacting WeCare@redcross.ca

Goodluck!

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Kari@Loaves and Dishes November 6, 2012

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

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 6, 2012

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

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Dalyce November 6, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So glad you enjoyed it!

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Brooke November 7, 2012

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

Where can I find out who won??

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 9, 2012

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

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melissa November 8, 2012

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

this was soooo delicious!!!!

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kat November 9, 2012

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

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

that looks really good!

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Sarah November 12, 2012

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

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Fiona November 12, 2012

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

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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