Tag Archive: salad

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Salad


I’ve had a change of heart…. This summer, I am embracing salads. In the past, salads were just a way to get rid of the plethora of lettuce that fills our CSA box all summer long. And, I’ve never been a fan of lettuce. This year, though, I have realized that salads don’t have to…

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


I’ve recently started to really appreciate whole grains, especially quinoa. Sure, I’ve always been a fan of baking with whole wheat flour, and that’s all fine and great. But, I’m talking about cooking and eating whole grains that aren’t incorporated into baked goods. It all started when I discovered salads made with whole grains like…

Blood Orange Vinaigrette


Let’s talk about salad, shall we? It seems that when January rolls around, everyone starts eating salads again. Sure, I understand that a lot of people are making resolutions and turming over a new leaf in the new year, but as someone who is not a big fan of salads, it’s always a struggle for…

Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad


I’ve heard a lot of people say they think it’s easiest to eat well in the summer… After all, there is a wide variety of fresh produce readily available and we are all supposed to just whip up a salad for lunch and dinner every day. I don’t know about you, but that’s not generally…

Friday Favorites – Surprise Baby Shower


I’ve been taking a bit of a break from my Friday Favorites lately… My regular Friday Favorites will return later this fall (post-baby!). But, lately I just haven’t had the time and energy to get through my RSS reader each week. I suppose being close to 9 months pregnant is a good excuse, but I…

Friday Favorites – Episode 138


Reading food blogs has become dangerous for me lately… I seem to be constantly hungry, and looking at lots of incredible photos of even more incredibly delicious food doesn’t help things at all! Just writing this blog post has my tummy grumbling! So, I’m going to keep things brief and get right to the Friday…

Challenge: Salads (Kitchen Bootcamp June)


June is here, and it’s time to announce the new Kitchen Bootcamp challenge! Since our CSA started a few weeks ago, we’ve had more lettuce than I know what to do with.  So, you might say that I have salads on the brain.  I try to mix things up and be creative, but I can…

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette


Last week was the first week for both our CSA and the local farmers’ market… I was thrilled to finally have an abundance of fresh and local produce. Our CSA box included strawberries, snap peas, green onions, radishes, and lettuce… Lots of lettuce!  When I stopped at the farmers’ market, it was more of the same. …

Friday Favorites – Gourmande in the Kitchen Edition (Episode 128)


Today I am thrilled to have Sylvie from Gourmande in the Kitchen here to host this week’s edition of the Friday Favorites! If you don’t know Sylvie already, you should definitely get to know her.  She’s got some really fabulous recipes on her site, and she also happens to be one of my favorite photographers….

Friday Favorites – Episode 113


I’ve still got Thanksgiving on the brain… Consider yourself warned! I still haven’t figured out my menu for Thanksgiving… I’ve got plenty of ideas, but haven’t made any final decisions yet. I’m just having too much fun exploring new recipe ideas! Since I know a lot of you are planning your own Thanksgiving meals, I…