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Fattoush – Pita Bread Salad

Fattoush – Pita Bread Salad

Sweet cherry tomatoes mixed with savory scallions and crisp cucumbers come together to release infuse their flavor onto toasted pita bread. Then this scrumptious blend is tossed with Romaine lettuce, parsley and fresh mint. Hearty yet refreshing light, it’s a taste of summer in the […]

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 […]

Pan-Seared Chicken with Chopped Salad

Pan-Seared Chicken with Chopped Salad

Simply seasoned, pan-seared followed by a short roast in the oven, leaving you with a tender piece of chicken, golden brown and loaded with flavor. Top it with an extraordinary medley of color from the garden and you’ve got an unbelievable meal that’s really easy! […]

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, […]

Pasta Salad with Roasted Salmon and Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad with Roasted Salmon and Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette

Little bowties dressed up with a creamy, tangy vinaigrette and a delightful blend of roasted salmon, red onion, fennel, capers and fresh dill – all tossed together making one delightful pasta salad. After roasting a large fillet of salmon this week I decided tossing it […]

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 […]

Pineapple Orange Bavarian

Pineapple Orange Bavarian

Gorgeous flavors of pineapple and orange are entwined together then folded into a cloud of whipped cream and mascarpone cheese. A delicate crunch from toasted walnuts completes this beautiful vintage salad! Bavarians are classic salads that can double as a dessert. My Grandmother’s table always […]

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 […]


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