Here is a quick easy yam and onion salad recipe to pull off in minutes (if you have cooked Yams!) If not, here is an easy recipe that is really fast after you cook your yams and let them sit in the fridge overnight…

Recipe Ingredients

  • Few Nice Yams, skin cleaned before cooking and left on, baked until soft, refridge overnight.
  • 1 organic sweet onion*
  • Few Handfuls of organic sprouted walnuts
  • Few glugs of nice olive oil
  • Few splashes of apple cider vinegar

Recipe Instruction

Easy stuff! Chop up the cold yam into about 1″ cubes…whatever looks easy to pop in your mouth respectfully. Chop the onions on the bias…meaning, across the grain, into slices so they make nice thin rings. Cut those in half now with a chop so they are all half moons. See the “*” above in the ingredient list? Here is what that is for: If the onion gives you a burn in the eye or down the throat when you taste (yes..taste everything) you can put them in some cold water, covered for about 10 min…this is a great trick to mellow out the bite. Now toss the onions in the bowl, add a few glugs of olive oil and a few spashes of vinegar. Try a few twists of fresh pepper too, this pairs well with the onions and yams. Now grab a handful of the sprouted walnuts and crush them in your hand like you are crumpling up a bad draft of a recipe. Drop those in and toss it up.

You are done.

Facts: Sprouted walnuts are regular walnuts that have been soaked overnight, liberating enzymes that would remain dormant if they did not get the bath. They are raw, they are delicious and have a great flavor unique to this process. I prefer using these over roasted or raw walnuts in all cooking and all munching requirements. Low in sugar, packed with protein and good fat. I bet they have iron in them too…they do!

After thought: Don’t overcook the yams. They should not be mush…they need to be firm enough so there is a bite on them and they can withstand the tossing of the salad…we are making a salad not mashed potatoes.

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Working as a personal trainer and group fitness/ Pilates instructor in Los Angeles has been a dream come true. With 20 years of dance background, and graduating from college as captain of my dance team ranked #1 in the country, I was inspired to get into Fitness as a career and moved on my own from Maryland to California. I now have more than a decade of experience in fitness and a strong list of qualifications and certifications. I’m an NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Primal/ Paleo/ Ancestral Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Fitness Expert) and Certified in Classical-Progressive Pilates Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Mat from Pilates Sports Center. I’m also certified in several barre workouts, pre and postnatal fitness, and a specialist in Heart Rate Performance. I’ve helped people of all ages and levels, including Hollywood celebrities, pre and post-natal mommies, and pro athletes reach their health and fitness goals. I love to teach a challenging, fun, intense workout while I focus a lot on form and mind/ body connection. I’m confident that you and I will make a great team!

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