Salads

Kale and Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing

March 4, 2013 Salads

Yes, you read that heading correctly. This salad is for real and not merely a food fantasy you are having right now. My friend Jessica made this for book club last month (where we read the hilarious Let’s Pretend This Never Happened). It wound up being the focal point of our conversation because we could [...]

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Peach, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

August 15, 2012 Salads

This is my favorite meal of the season. I discovered it at a restaurant in Baltimore and made it first thing when I got home. It’s a creative twist on a traditional tomato caprese salad. There’s not much to it and yet the flavors impress. Although I’ll always love the original, this peach version is [...]

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Kale and Blueberry Salad with Pecans and Blue Cheese

August 3, 2012 Salads

After one of the most intense work weeks of my life, my body is in need of clean, healthy food. Between stress and severe time constraints, there’s little room for good eats. My diet has been absolutely miserable this week. I don’t know about you, but when I’m stressed and anxious, I tend to go [...]

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Peach, Apricot and Pistachio Couscous

July 9, 2012 Salads

And we’re back!  That was a long break, huh? And a hot one. I thought I my skin was going to melt right off the bone on more than a few occasions last week. Whew! So a cool salad recipe sounds right for now. This is one that my friend Lauren made for last month’s [...]

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Canary Melon and Cilantro Salad

June 17, 2012 Salads

Allow me to introduce you to the canary melon. Canary melon is amazing. It’s sweet and juicy, like honeydew dipped in sugar crystals. You could eat it like candy for dessert. I discovered this delightful fruit by happenstance. I asked the grocer about it and he sliced one up on the spot to let me [...]

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Greek Isles Potato Salad with Lindsay Olives

May 24, 2012 Favorites

As you may recall, I’m not a fan of boring potato salad. I don’t do the gloppy, goopy, mushy stuff. No thanks. However, I do like tangy, crunchy, soft, and filling. A good potato salad in summertime is hard to beat. Lucky for me, Lindsay Olives called. (I’m a huge fan of their olives which [...]

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Raw Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

April 26, 2012 Salads

This is probably one of the brightest, most colorful salads I’ve eaten. I love how the vivid orange, red and green make this salad seem so cheery. I also love how this salad gives me tons of energy and really fills me up, though it’s super light. My sister says I can’t call it a [...]

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Crispy Tortilla and Black Bean Salad with Creamy Jalapeno Ranch

April 16, 2012 Dinner

We don’t usually eat ranch dressing in our house. My husband’s taste for a side of ranch with everything (including pizza, fries, and burgers) in college caused a 30 pound weight gain. Once he graduated, he lost the weight and never looked back. Good riddance, ranch dressing! But when visiting my sister in Austin a [...]

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Simple Butter Lettuce and Avocado Salad

April 7, 2012 Salads

This recipe is so simple it’ll make you cry. Eat with anything and everything. Ingredients: 1 head butter lettuce, washed and chopped 1 avocado, chopped 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, shredded salt and pepper (to taste) Directions: Toss all ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine. [...]

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Lemony White Bean and Tuna Salad

March 20, 2012 Fish

    The unseasonably warm (yet glorious!) weather has caused me to lose my taste for heavy winter foods. I’ve been cracking into lighter fare, so it has been all salads, yogurt and cold noodles for me. And this amazing tuna salad. Simple, lemony and super filling. It’s prefect for lunch/dinner and home/office, it travels [...]

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