Kathie Lee & Hoda: Alma Schneider Interview
You come home from a long day at work and dread cooking dinner for the whole family, but fear not. Alma Schneider, founder of Take Back The Kitchen, a clinical social worker and chef, can help you overcome the dread of cooking, including her Green Salad with Nuts, Seeds and Maple Soy Dressing Recipe. If you enjoyed this recipe, check out her other recipes: Maple Soy Salmon Recipe and Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles Recipe.
Alma said if you don’t know how to cook, you are intimidated by it. She said the main thing to remember is that cooking is a learned skill and it is not innate. A lot of women feel they are not a nurturer or not a good enough wife or caretaker if they do not know how to cook, but it is a learned skill and not something you are born with, so you have to gain a little confidence and practice.
Alma said if you go to restaurants and out to eat, you know what you like to eat and you stock your fridge with certain staple items you know you like to eat.
Alma Schneider: Green Salad with Nuts, Seeds and Maple Soy Dressing Recipe
Ingredients For Salad
- 8 cups leafy greens
- 3 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds or any other type of nut or seed that you have handy
- 3 tablespoons dried cherries, chopped or raisins or any other chopped dried fruit you have on hand
- 1/2 can chick peas (15.5 ounce can)
- 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Ingredients For Maple Soy Dressing
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 8 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Mix together all of the dressing ingredients together until fully combined and store in fridge
- Combine all the ingredients of the salad and mix together
- Use dressing on salad