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Ideal Picnic Fare for the Summer

This Mediterranean side dish is a fantastic source of antioxidants and nutrients, but the classical tabouli is made with cracked wheat.

While only a small percentage of Americans have celiac disease, a condition that makes it virtually impossible for them to process the gluten in wheat and several other grains, there are more and more children and adults with wheat and gluten sensitivities.

Using cauliflower as the base instead of wheat is a great and flavorful alternative.  It has become my “go-to” grain substitute as in the Cauliflower Pizza Crust and Dehydrated Cauliflower “Popcorn”.

Hemp seeds are an excellent vegan source of easily absorbable protein, with a full profile of amino acids and Omega 3 fatty acids.  The parsley and mint add vital chlorophyll and Vitamin K to this tasty mix.

 Mint-Hemp Seed – Cauliflower Tabouli

Base Ingredients:
1 medium cauliflower
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup curly or Italian parsley
1/2 large Vidalia or red onion, chopped
1 half cucumber, cubed
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
a few sprigs of parsley and/or mint for garnish

Dressing Ingredients:
Juice from one lemon
1 1/2 TB. extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
1-2 garlic cloves
4 TB. raw hemp seeds
1 TB. filtered water
Sea salt to taste

Direction:  Place the leaves of the parsley and mint in the food processor with the “S” blade and pulse until well chopped.  Add the cauliflower and chop until you have a rice-like texture.  Pour mixture into bowl and add the rest of the base ingredients, tossing well.

Dressing:  In a blender or processor combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.   Toss into salad with 2 forks or tongs, adding salt as desired.  Refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to marry.

Garnish with parsley or mint sprig before serving.

QUICK & EASY DRESSING:  Simply pour in the dressing ingredients over the base and sprinkle in the hemp seeds.  Toss well.  (you can omit the water this way)

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LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site,

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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