Great Lunch-Box Salad & “The Food” Part 2 Video

by diana on August 22, 2014

in All the other good stuff,Raw & Vegetarian Recipes

I worked full-time pretty much since out of high school so I have packed a whole lot of lunches.

Today’s recipe is a delicious filling recipe that will not leave you feeling tired, full and bloated all afternoon.

Broccoli Black Bean Salad with a Cheezy Sauce - recipe & pictures below

I also have for you another training video – this one is Part 2 of “The Food” in my video series:

“Why you may not be able to release the weight or feel great”

I know – crazy long title but…..


  • What foods negatively affect your mood – you may not even realize this or how much they do

  • Wheat/gluten and grains – how these affect you and what to try instead

  • The trouble with gluten-free and Vegan foods (my view on them)

  • Superfoods – how to add them to your day, how they greatly increase your energy, immune system and metabolism and how they can decrease inflammation in your body and also improve your moods, even help you handle stress. I give you a list of my favourite ones

  • Why you may continually sabotage any healthy change you try to make in your life. Also how other people may unintentionally sabotage your efforts too and what you can do about so they don’t end up resenting you

Some of you may already know this stuff but I wanted to do a series of the very important basic information and things I teach in my programs. The basics are the foundation and really the most important steps. Once you have these – ahh….it can be easy! Really…. I will be doing many more videos that will be shorter and more specific in the future.


  • 2 C Broccolini (or regular broccoli) blanched – ok too if you don’t blanch it

  • 1 C Black beans (I used Eden organic canned beans – rinse really well)

  • 4 Green onions chopped

  • 1/4 C Green peas (I used frozen thawed in hot water)

  • 1/4 C Chopped bell pepper (yellow, red, orange or combination)

  • 1 C Tomatoes chopped¬†

  • 1/2 C Celery chopped

  • 1 C chopped kale

  • Avocado chunks (as much as you like)

Blanching broccoli – cut broccoli. Boil water and put broccoli in boiling water for about 1 minute, pour into strainer and run under cold water until cooled down.

Add all the salad ingredients to a bowl and stir to mix.

CHEEZE SAUCE (I have given you this recipe before)

  • 1/2 C soaked raw cashews (soak for about 1 hour in filtered water, drain and rinse)

  • 1/2 C water (keep adding more as needed for consistency and blending)

  • 1/4 clove (or less) garlic – start with less and add to taste

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1/2 tsp tumeric

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 Tbsp chopped red bell pepper (yellow or orange is ok too)

Add water and cashews to blender or nutribullet. You may have to add more water if you have a regular blender (not high speed). Blend until smooth and then add the other ingredients and adjust water if needed. Blend until creamy. Taste and adjust to taste (may have to adjust salt or lemon juice)

This sauce thickens as it sits in the fridge so note that.

To the salad ingredients in the bowl add a bit of salt and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Stir to mix.

Spoon on some of the cheeze sauce. Stir well to mix. Add as much as you like.

NOTE: You do not have to add the extra oil if you do not wish to.

I made this salad yesterday and had some today and it was actually better the 2nd day. Really good! Enjoy it!

And always I wish you….


With love, Diana

The other videos are also on my blog, just continue to scroll down to the earlier posts. You can also view them on my YouTube channel JUST CLICK HERE 

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