Back in college I had a love for caesar salad. Who doesn't? I ate those salads all the time! And then...I got sick. I think the dressing was old or made with a bad egg...and I was so so sick. And so I swore off cesar salads for life. Now that I'm several years removed from the food poisoning - I've been thinking about Caesar salad again. But the thought of raw eggs in my dressing still makes me cringe. So I came up with the idea of making a yolk free dressing. Kid and pregnant lady . . .
One of my lifers and I used to frequent one of the best Mediterranean places I've been to, Pita Hot, when we all lived the happy little grad school-wife life in sunny SoCal. We ate out a lot, actually, as our husbands were MIA, which means we could eat whatever we wanted whenever we wanted! We had our favorite taco, burger, sausage, waffles, brunch, pasta, and cupcake place all nailed down. Gimme all the food... I've tried my hand at falafel several different times, trying different . . .
I'm always on the hunt for a new, fresh, and tasty side dish to serve with dinner. As of late this has been my go-to, so I thought I'd share it for those on the search for a new side to serve this evening. I kept this super super simple by using a store bought dressing. I love raspberry vinaigrette and Marie's has a delicious one! If you're up for making your own dressing try the recipe from this salad. Fresh ingredients on the dinner table always make me feel good inside and out. . . .
I've had this gem of a recipe in my collection since I was a newlywed over 10 years ago. It's the perfect salad for your fall meals. It incorporates lots of earthy fall flavors and textures while still being fresh and bright. And on top of that - it's vegetarian. I love baked apples. I love how they make my house smell, and I love the texture. So to start off this recipe you're going to bake up some apples. Don't worry - its simple - quarter and core your apples, sprinkle with brown . . .
Oriental Cabbage salad is a favorite around our house. I personally love the crunch of the cabbage and the sweet tangy dressing. This is one of my classic go-to salads for barbecues or parties- it is such a crowd pleaser. I always get asked for the recipe, so here it is! I feel like this salad has been around the block a few times, most of my friends have had it and have a variation of the salad they love. Some add chicken (which I love), some add in more veggies like shredded carrots. . . .
So I'm a total sucker for carbs and sweets. Cake is my weakness. Put a gourmet cupcake in front of me and I'm a puddle. I'm also very aware those cupcakes are doing nothing to help out my post-baby body. While I'll never give up my cake, I'll balance it out with some quinoa. This mango quinoa and blueberry salad is my new craze. It's light and filling and mixed with some fresh mint, because what doesn't go amazing with mint? It's also is making me feel better about eating carbs and keeping my . . .
I am so excited to share this recipe with you today. It is so crazy good. I love seafood and citrus together - so this salad is a match made in heaven. If you don't like seafood - you should! I'm kidding. Kind of. There are so many lovely citrus varieties now-a-days. You can really use whatever citrus you like, but for this salad I used a naval orange, a blood orange, and a red grapefruit. I made a simple baked salmon seasoned only with salt and pepper, and a sweet citrus honey . . .
A few months ago I attended a wonderful blog conference in LA. I met some amazing social media influencers as well as many seriously talented people. It was a conference put on by the LDS church. I really enjoyed my day there, the speakers were funny, uplifting, encouraging. The swag bag, seriously swag, and of course- excellent food. When lunch time rolled around they served the most delicious caprese sandwiches on an artisan bread with a sweet potato, arugula and couscous salad. I . . .
Ok.. I have a confession. I'm not a huge salad person. I mean I like them a lot and eat them regularly but I get so bored with them! I have to have some punch and some flavor. The typical "house salad" better have a mean homemade ranch dressing on it other wise I'm done. I've posted a few salads before such as this WonTon Chicken Salad, Tropical Fusion Summer Salad (which is delicious) and Arugula Salad. All of those salads have some bold flavors going on.. from mango to crispy won tons.. I need . . .
I spent my fair share of lunches and dinners with girlfriends (and a date or two) at Zupas in Utah. This was like the mecca for the perfect soup, salad, and sandwich place. My friend, Ashley and I always got the Nuts About Berries salad and I'd vary between the Cream of Mushroom soup and what she would always get, Wisconsin Cauliflower soup. These lunch or dinner dates were usually to catch up on the current flavor of the week, feed our famished bellies after an afternoon of climbing, or because . . .