Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast."
-Douglas Adams, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Recipes are all about balance and this is a great example. There’s sweet, salty, umami, tart and sour flavors in this. Soft goat cheese is coupled with crunchy almonds, crisp greens and succulent grapefruit sections. All seeming so complex but at the same time a simple delicious salad.

Non-Stick Pans

A good quality pan that is made with a slightly porous metal is one of the best non-stick pans you can buy. The iron skillet is an example. Aluminum is another good choice because it heats very evenly and is fairly responsive to changes in heat.

But pans like these have to be cured (see Iron Skillet). Pans made with porous metals such as iron or aluminum can oxidize while food is cooking and discolor foods cooked in them. This is more of a problem with a sauce that are acidic.

There are many excellent quality pots and pans with non-stick coatings. It used to be that only pans of lesser quality were coated, but now most of the better manufacturers make good quality non-stick pans.


Salad with Sweet Soy Dressing and Goat Cheese

Servings = 2 | Serving size =2 cups salad with dressing and goat cheese

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This salad does not make very good leftovers. The dressing keeps well for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Serve with Roasted Acorn Squash Soup or Spring Bisque or Roasted Eggplant Soup or Roasted Curried Cauliflower Soup

1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp peach preserves
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp orange juice
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
2 ounces goat cheese
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
4 cups romaine lettuce
1 cup grapefruit sections (about 1 whole large grapefruit)
spray oil
1 ounce slivered almonds

Mix together the soy sauce, peach preserves, vinegar, orange juice and grapeseed oil until well blended. Chill.

Shape the goat cheese into two rounds about 1/2 inch thick. Pat the sesame seeds onto each side. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes and then keep refrigerated until ready to use.

When ready to serve combine the lettuce with the dressing and add the grapefruit sections. Toss gently until the salad is well coated with dressing. Divide the salad between two plates.

Place a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Spray lightly with oil. When hot add the goat cheese and sear on one side for about a minute and turn over. Cook for one minute more.

Place the goat cheese on top of the salad. Sprinkle the almonds over the top and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 cups salad with dressing and goat cheese

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 333 Calories from Fat 192
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 22g 34%
    Saturated Fat 6g 28%
    Monounsaturated Fat 8g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 415mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
    Sugars 15g  
Protein 11g  
Vitamin A 116% Vitamin C 107%
Calcium 17% Iron 16%
Vitamin K 97 mcg Potassium 574 mg
Magnesium 86 mg