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Salads

Kale and Cannellini Bean Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Kale and Cannellini Bean Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Cooler temperatures make us yearn for food with deep flavors but that doesn’t mean it needs to be heavy. Take the earthiness of lacinto kale paired with tender cannellini beans. Their textures and flavors certainly compliment one another but toss them with sweet tomatoes, sautéed […]

Mushroom, Arugula and Parsley Salad

Mushroom, Arugula and Parsley Salad

Button mushrooms, whimsical in their appearance, soak up surrounding goodness balanced in a bed of peppery arugula and Italian parsley. Dressed up in a vinaigrette of rich olive oil with a tang of fresh lemon juice then tossed with thin slices of nutty Parmesan. I […]

Caprese Inspired Salad with Basil Tomato Vinaigrette

Caprese Inspired Salad with Basil Tomato Vinaigrette

After a busy weekend it’s nice to lighten things up with a gorgeous salad – one made with a little inspiration from the classic Caprese salad, complete with a tangy basil and tomato vinaigrette. The combination of red ripe tomatoes, fragrant basil and bites of […]

Asian Chicken Salad with Lemon Peanut Ginger Dressing

Asian Chicken Salad with Lemon Peanut Ginger Dressing

It’s hard to beat a cold, crisp salad during warm summer days and this one starts your week off in a most  delicious way. Loaded with chicken plus a handful of garden goodness all tossed in a tangy and nutty citrus dressing, it’s a tantalizing […]

Chicken Enchilada Bowl with Red Chili Sauce

Chicken Enchilada Bowl with Red Chili Sauce

Tender chicken simmered in a vibrant red chili enchilada sauce that’s loaded with spice. Dish it up on a warm tortilla and share the bowl with steaming rice, black beans, roasted corn and a bevy of colorful fresh toppings. It’s a delicious deconstructed enchilada bowl! […]

Cracked Wheat Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Cracked Wheat Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Take tender bites of cracked wheat and toss them with a medley of fresh veggies, nuts and mint – creating a simple salad with pops of color that are tangy and sweet, nutty and fresh and full of flavor. This is a variation of tabbouleh, […]

Egg Salad with Currants and Toasted Pecans

Egg Salad with Currants and Toasted Pecans

Overheard from my engineer – “What’s this? Is it any good? Oh, it is!” Egg salad – that classic comfort food that’s ridiculously easy to make. Take tender eggs, give them a gentle chop then toss with a blend of creamy mayonnaise and tangy Dijon […]

Roasted Asparagus with Herb Vinaigrette

Roasted Asparagus with Herb Vinaigrette

Asparagus roasted just until it’s tender crisp then dressed with notes of parsley and tarragon in a luscious vinaigrette. Added tang from lemon and capers then topped with chopped hard-boiled eggs – this chilled side is as beautiful to the eye as it is to […]

Fennel, Arugula and Orange Salad with Orange Pecan Vinaigrette

Fennel, Arugula and Orange Salad with Orange Pecan Vinaigrette

Take the brightness of fennel mingle it with peppery arugula and toss with sweet orange, creamy avocados, toasted pecans and fresh Parmesan and Fontina. Then dress it with orange pecan vinaigrette – absolutely wonderful for a midweek meal! It’s a simple salad with a gorgeous […]

Hot Chicken Salad

Hot Chicken Salad

An old twist on the traditional chicken salad served hot! This dish brings plenty of crunch along with loads of tender chunks of chicken – a delicious savory chicken salad. Quite possibly your Mother or Grandmother made this classic chicken casserole – mine certainly did. […]

Kale and Orange Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale and Orange Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

A beautiful contrast between the clean, brightness of lemon and the gentle sweetness of fresh orange brings a simple kale salad to life. Toss with Parmesan cheese and toasted pecans and simple becomes quite delicious! Kale is a sturdy green that has been grown in […]

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This is a breath of brightness and beauty in the middle of winter – roasted beets served with juicy oranges and piquant red onions perched atop peppery arugula and fresh greens. One of my many favorite things in popping in for a visit with Emily […]



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