One of the best parts about summer is all the picnics and backyard barbecues! A gathering of friends, family and good food is hard to beat. If you’re looking for a simple and delicious recipe to share, look no further. This honey dijon summer garden potato salad is gluten free, paleo and easily vegan. It will work for just about any crowd! Continue reading →
I really love asparagus. I think it is the seasonality of it, the fact that it grows for a short time and then it’s gone for the season. Growing up, I ate farm fresh picked asparagus and now I refuse to buy it from the store; it just doesn’t taste the same. I love asparagus so much that I created an Asparagus Mini-Series last year that I am challenging myself to continue! Today I am sharing Lentil salad with Asparagus and Radish for the first Asparagus Mini-Series of 2017! Continue reading →
If you have followed the blog for very long, you might know by now that I eat soups during the winter, and salads during the summer. I don’t post as many of my salad recipes because I tend to make them quickly when I don’t have time for anything else, including a photo session. This spring and summer, I am hoping to change that, bringing you lots more fresh salads! Today I am sharing my simple Mediterranean kale salad. Continue reading →
Yes, that is right. We are making slaw with cheese and nuts today. This red cabbage feta and candied almond slaw is almost more like a salad. It has a sharp and savory vinaigrette like a salad, but the red cabbage really eats more like a slaw. Whether you think it should be called a slaw or a salad is up to you. Once you try this recipe, you will be hooked! Continue reading →
About a month a ago, I started my Asparagus Mini Series, where I highlighted recipes using asparagus. Asparagus is my favorite spring-time vegetable that I only get when it is locally available. Asparagus is sooooo much better when it is fresh! This balsamic asparagus barley bowl recipe was developed shortly after I completed the mini series, but was still worthy of sharing before next spring! Continue reading →
This is post #2 for my Asparagus Mini Series! Bowl meals are all the craze right now. And rightfully so. They are very easy for both prep and clean up! Mix it together in a big bowl, and serve in little bowls. Easy-peasy! I love them because they include whole grains, with lots of veggies. Asparagus is the star in my asparagus artichoke millet bowl. Continue reading →
I love to eat salads at restaurants. They are always so much more indulgent than the salads I tend to make at home. After trying blue cheese wedge salad at many restaurants, I couldn’t resist remaking the recipe at home. This salad recipe is made with iceburg lettuce. This is the only time I use iceburg in my kitchen. Other lettuces don’t hold up to my standards for a wedge. The crispness and texture are perfect, and I can indulge in my blue cheese obsession. The only true down side to iceburg lettuce is that it is not nutritious like other leafy greens. Continue reading →
Some girls are over the moon chocolate fans. Or they swoon over a slice of decadent cake, or a soft and chewy cookie. I’m not that well acquainted with my sweet tooth. It’s there, but when I crave something indulgent, it is usually savory. This blue cheese dressing comes to the rescue for me. Sharp, salty and creamy, and all the more, ready and waiting to dress a salad or dunk a veggie stick! Yum! Continue reading →
I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salads. But boy do I love them now! Anything can be tossed together and called a salad. This salad is traditional in the sense that I use greens to bulk it up. Roasted potatoes and flaky trout make this dish incredibly filling, which is rare to find in a salad. Pair it with the creamy dilled dressing and you have a winner!
Greek is one of my favorite salad types. Greek salads always include bold flavors and lots of color! This salad is perfect for the summertime using fresh and widely available produce, like cucumbers and tomatoes. I like to make a big batch to take to work all week long. Everyone is jealous at lunch time when I open up my mug!