Sunday Lunch





This is a pretty typical lunch for me.  So far I have not tired of it at all.  Lets break down what's on this plate.

Arugula Salad with Navy Beans & Sweet Mustard Dressing
Shredded Potato with Mushrooms and Spinach

This is a perfect One Ingredient Meal.  Single ingredients come together to make a complete meal without any additives, sugar, oil or salt.

The salad is super easy.

2 c Arugula
1/2 c beans

Dressing
1 T mustard of choice
1 T pure maple syrup

The Potato Dish is super easy too.

1 Russet Potato shredded
1/2 c chopped Mushrooms
1-2 c chopped Spinach

I toss the shredded potatoes with the diced veggies and season with a little garlic powder and paprika - You can use anything you want, just leave out the salt.  Once tossed, I put the mixture into a preheated cast iron skillet and let them get good and brown before I flip them.  It usually takes about 10 minutes.

I'll be honest with you, in the beginning, I missed the salt but now my taste buds have adjusted and I really love it as is.  I've listened to lots of Dr. Mcdougall talks and he says 1/2 teaspoon of salt is ok for a day.  I haven't ventured there yet but may.

Hope your Sunday is nice and relaxing and here's an inspiring recipe too. This is exactly how I'm cooking and eating these days. xo

20 comments

  1. thank you!!! and the picture is beautiful. and the thoughts on how to eat without salt is so appreciated! xo

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  2. Love this! Keep sharing your meals and ideas, thank you! You are the best.

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  3. I was told not to add salt to my diet also...the dressing sounds lovely and maple syrup has wonderful flavour.
    Good for you for making the changes...far better for you if you can avoid taking medication. I have a friend who has a genetic factor that has produced high cholesterol so she has to take the medicine. I don’t have a sweet tooth for candy or desserts fruit is my go to dessert, but I would miss wine if I had to give it up completely.
    Hope that you will share more inspiring meals!

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  4. Janet- this looks and sounds delicious. I am going to try it! Thanks for taking the time to post the recipe- I hope you post more of them. You are such an inspiration to me.

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  5. This looks so good! I plan to make both because I always like your recipes when I've tried them in the past. Isn't it amazing how what you eat makes such a huge difference in the way you look and feel! Don't think I have fully realized this until the last few years. Love your posts , Janet. Kay

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  6. Looks delicious! Keep the recipes coming, please.

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  7. This looks good and similar to what I tend to eat. But I would eat three plates.
    As for salt, you need some--it's essential for the electrolytes that make your brain function (why people pass out when they drink too much water--they've diluted their electrolytes). But salt is in lots of foods naturally, and it's one of those things we taste less the more we eat. It's good to keep track to avoid going overboard.

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  9. this looks wonderful, just the type of food I usually veer toward! I also love the simple and authentic styling!

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  10. Thank you for your past two posts (and all of your posts, of course) which have reminded and re-inspired me to eat more healthily by cooking more. Such a mindless trap to "pick up something on the way home" - even if it's "salad in a bag", there's so much less satisfaction in not going into the kitchen except to cut it open and dump it in a bowl. You are such an inspiration and blessing to me. Even in hard times (and maybe especially in hard times) you nurture yourself and your dear husband by thoughtfully taking care of small things. (And eating is no small thing unless we make it that!) I read once in Alexandra Stoddard's writings that if we take care of the small things, we can cope with the big things. So true! And I value your reminder today! I'm praying daily for you and Larry. XO

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  11. 3rd comment I've tried to leave; must be the Santa Ana wind(!) but my writing flies away the minute I hit 'publish'. Just wanted to ask about how to tweak some of your time-honored recipes. Like, the pasta with tomatoes: heretofore, cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet drizzled with oil & salt; how would I roast those now for the pasta, omitting the salt & oil? Same for your orzo with roasted veggies, where the recipe calls for a quarter cup of oil and also some salt for the roasting; how should I change that? It's not just the veggies in that recipe, it's also the orzo prep with oil and lemon juice. I'm in a quandary because any recipe I seem to have from any person or book is using oil and salt and I do DEFINITELY need to be a person who's omitting the SOS. All very informative, Janet; thanx for the recipe and link to that engaging guy on youtube.

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    1. vicki you aren't the only one having difficulty commenting. super sorry about that. trust me i will be updating all my favorite recipes but i can tell you that i now just saute any veggie in a small amount of water. i don't drizzle oil on anything. i just let things brown as is. i love dylan on well your world too! xo

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  12. Wow Janet, that looks very tasty. Thank you for the links you've givin' us. You're taking the leg work out of eating healthy. There is so much to learn and sift through.
    All the best to you and Larry
    Love Bernadette

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  13. Please keep these easy recipes coming!
    Linda

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  14. Janet, you are kind to share this suggestion for a healthy lunch. Thank you. While (my) old bad habits are difficult to break, having an appealing substitute on hand eases change for the better. I shall stock up on the needed ingredients tomorrow. Wish I could share a kind deed with you in return.

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  15. That potato and spinach scramble sounds great! I'm on the Ornish diet so no oil for me. Are you cooking that scramble on a dry cast iron pan? Pat

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    1. yes Pat and it's really not a scramble, tho I do love scrambles. this is more like flat potato hashbrowns. x

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  16. I was so excited to find these recipes. I love that I can have this as a easy healthy lunch no matter what is prepared for others around me. Thank you.

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  17. Yum. I'll be trying this, but first a question. Are the beans fresh? I feel certain they didn't come from a can.

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