Salad
Savory Orange and Red Onion Salad

Savory Orange and Red Onion Salad

We had some extra oranges hanging around the house, so I figured a simple appetizer salad was in order. Since fruit is usually served as a sweet dish, I thought it would be neat to present it with a savory twist. The onion provides a nice crunch and the oregano is unique against the flesh...
Ginger Carrot Salad

Ginger Carrot Salad

I love carrots! I seriously can eat a 2 lb bag of baby carrots in one sitting, I guess I’m addicted to the flavor and crunch…so I transformed my addiction into a lightly dressed carrot salad! It’s crunchy, slightly sweet, and can be made ahead of time if you’re entertaining later in the day. Grated...
Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Salad

Raw asparagus?! No no I didn’t go crazy – you can really eat it raw, and it’s good! This salad is crunchy and refreshing, perfect for a summer day or a day you’re nostalgic for warm weather. The thick aged balsamic tenderizes all the veggies, oil keeps it moist, and it’s just so delicious. I...
Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Baby spinach is a staple at my house – maybe I’m a wannabe Popeye the Sailor Man, who knows. Anyway, no sailor ever ate this salad while saving the world or he might have just stayed home to eat! The strawberries are fresh, onions spicy, and pine nuts slightly crunchy…when you drizzle on thick balsamic...
Chickpea Tabouli (Tabouleh)

Chickpea Tabouli (Tabouleh)

What could be better than a light, fresh, fiber filled, healthy salad? At first you might be a little hesitant to try this recipe, but it’s really great for dinner parties, picnics, etc. It’s a fresh summer meal that can even be made in the winter when you need a burst of sunshine to help...
Spinach Salad with Feta, Grapes, and Candied Walnuts

Spinach Salad with Feta, Grapes, and Candied Walnuts

This recipe is healthy, but tastes decadent due to the candied walnuts. It’s slightly sweet from the grapes, slightly tangy from the dressing, and slightly salty from the feta. In the words of my mother “this salad is AMAZING!” Double the recipe when entertaining on a special occasion – your guests will not believe you...
Super Simple Side Salad

Super Simple Side Salad

Sometimes even cooking-addicts need a break! When this happens to me, I like to chop up a head of lettuce, and just sprinkle it with a few seasonings and cheese. It’s pretty much the simplest recipe you could ever ask for. It’s not fancy, but I really do make this weekly. 1 head of romaine...
Orzo with Sundried Tomatoes, Peas, & Parmesan

Orzo with Sundried Tomatoes, Peas, & Parmesan

Orzo looks like rice, but it’s actually a pasta! It’s so simple to make, but home cooks often don’t make it for some reason….so here is my simple and flavorful orzo recipe. The sundried tomatoes give a slight sweetness to the dish, but there is freshness from the peas, and then a bit of salty...
Chili Salad

Chili Salad

Taco salad is a tasty and filling meal for lunch or dinner. I like using one of my tortilla bowls and lots of cheese. Every so often I’ll even put refried beans at the bottom of this salad! Play with your favorite Mexican ingredients – you can’t go wrong with this salad! 1 scoop Easy...
Tortilla Bowl

Tortilla Bowl

I love salad, but sometimes it taste a little extra to get my family excited for salad as the main meal. That’s why I make a tortilla bowl…if fancy shmancy restaurants do it, why not make it at home?! It’s so simple but everyone will think you’re a genius. Use any flavored tortilla you like...
Panzanella

Panzanella

We love bread at my house…so a bread salad is pretty ideal! It’s a perfect way to use your leftover stale bread. I use three-cheese bread from the bakery, but if you can’t find it, just add some grated Asiago cheese to the finished dish. Panzanella is so refreshing. 5-6 slices of thick sliced bread...