Kale and Tahini Goddess Salad

Kale and Tahini Goddess Salad: A Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free California Picnic Delight at Sagrada Wellness Yoga Retreats


This is a new salad that is sure to be added to our Yoga Retreat Menu!

My girlfriend Willow made this for a group of our oldest and best friends. I modified it a bit adding coconut oil and nutritional yeast. It was delicious and went perfectly with a great bottle of rose wine and fun conversation during our reunion picnic. Kale purifies your blood and nutritional yeast is high in B vitamins both supplying your skin with a radiant boost of goddess goodness.


2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 pounds kale, stems ribs discarded and leaves  thinly sliced crosswise
  • Preheat oven to 450°F             

    Toss potatoes with oil and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and 3/4 amount of garlic  then spread evenly on baking sheet. Roast for 35 minutes.           

    Meanwhile, mix together tahini, water, lemon juice, rest of garlic, nutritional yeast and 1/2 teaspoon salt until smooth.

    Toss kale with hot potatoes and any garlic and oil remaining in pan, then toss with tahini sauce and salt and pepper to taste.    Enjoy!

A Lively Delight of a Yoga Retreat

This Yoga and Hiking Retreat has been a lively delight. With only a few yoga retreat guests, peace and gratitude grace our ranch as new insights are made. One guest marveled in the undivided attention she received from us creating the authentic Sagrada experience. I see she's bonded with Aaron, enjoyed the new private accommodation in the retreat center, connected to nature and her yoga. The small group explored the Rinconada Trail down the road from us and then this morning they journeyed to the coast to breath the sea salt air on the Harmony Trail. They came back with windblown hair, sun on their skin, radiant smiles and ready for a Sagrada lunch. The meals seems to have been spot on too. Another cookbook request from a happy and nourished yoga retreat guest. Scott and the kids work on his new vegan and gluten free version of Sagrada's scrumptious banana bread. It's in the oven now, smells divine, can't wait to try it.

California sun, hiking and yoga.

California sun, hiking and yoga.