Posts tagged "salad"
Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

After my horrible attempt at channeling Don Drapper during the Mad Men premier last Sunday, I begrudgingly came to the realization that instead of suave Don, I relate more to Betty right now. Yay me. Haha. In the later seasons of the show, Betty’s story arch swirls around her struggles with weight loss and ongoing...
Power Boost Salad

Power Boost Salad

Happy 2013 everyone! I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve! On Monday night, I went to my friend Brittany’s apartment to watch the ball drop. She was one of the first people I met in college and she invited a good group of people over to celebrate. We ate, drank, and laughed until...
Harvest Salad

Harvest Salad

Let’s face it, the food in fall and winter is amazing. They’re satisfyingly comforting with warm flavors that bring you back to the good old days with friends and family. That being said, those foods often have less than amazing consequences on our waistlines. The other day I announced to all of you my plan...
Walnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Berries

Walnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Berries

I went to the movies this past Sunday with some friends. We saw Hunger Games, and it was a good movie, although the books were infinity better (they totally changed some details from the book). Anyway, before the movie, we went to UNOs for lunch. After flipping through the menu, a warm goat cheese salad...
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Simple recipes like this one are only possible when you use fresh, quality ingredients. The sweet and fragrant basil pairs perfectly with the juicy tartness of the tomato. The heirloom tomatoes I primarily use are Black Krim, which have an earthy salty bite. When my mom first tried black krim tomatoes, she closed her eyes...
Pesto Potato Salad

Pesto Potato Salad

Potato salad is a key dish at any traditional picnic…it’s hearty, tasty, and comforting. But, sometimes it’s hard to keep fresh when the sun is beating down on this mayo based concoction. Since I don’t want anyone to get sick, I often omit any mayonnaise and make a pesto potato salad instead! It’s healthier than...
Cool Bulgur Salad

Cool Bulgur Salad

A healthy sweet salad that cools your palate with fresh flavors – that’s what this recipe is all about. This salad just has a few ingredients, but each one is packed with flavor….which I think is really important to have in a salad. I love the combination of the sweet grapes with the cool crunchy...
Chickpea Panzanella

Chickpea Panzanella

It’s no secret that I love chickpeas, and it’s definitely no secret that I’m addicted to bread. Because of these twin addictions, I thought it would be a great idea to include both ingredients in a simple panzanella salad. It’s surprisingly light with lots of fresh flavors (basil, oregano, veggies) and the raspberry balsamic vinegar...
Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

I think it’s important to know how to make classic recipes. Take the Caesar salad – pretty much everyone has had it before, and many of us have a bottle of Caesar dressing in our fridge ready to go. But when you make the dressing from scratch you really taste the flavors that the bottled...
Asparagus Panzanella

Asparagus Panzanella

This week we had a ton of asparagus cut and in the fridge, so I thought I would make a simple panzanella with everyday ingredients. I use pre-sliced whole grain bread, some fresh veggies, and an Italian salad dressing. The flavors marry beautifully and you will definitely find yourself going back for seconds. I only...
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...
Warm Rice Herb Salad with Snow Peas

Warm Rice Herb Salad with Snow Peas

Whole grains are perfect for a carb addict like me – I mean, who else would put croutons in their rice? The slow cooked garlic in this dish becomes buttery, and mixed with the fresh herbs it explodes with a complex flavor in each forkful (especially the savory sweetness of the mint). The rice is...