We are HUGE fans of Zupas Cafe in Utah. This was like the mecca for the perfect soup, salad, and sandwich place. We always grab their Nuts About Berries salad and this Wisconsin Cauliflower soup. Since we live quite far from the actual restaurant then we make copycats at home, of course. Make them together and your belly will be so happy. Let's break down this salad. Nuts about Berries Salad There are three main components added to the salad to make the ever popular nuts about . . .
Growing up my mom would slice a fresh cucumber from the garden and put them in a tubberware bowl with white vinegar and salt and pepper. We loved eating those vinegar-y cucumber slices. She would make them for all of our summer BBQs and family get togethers over the summers. I have really fond memories of running barefoot and eating lots of yummy summer foods like this marinated cucumber salad. This post is sponsored by Redmond Real Salt. These salts are truly my favorite and all opinions . . .
I first had this salad at a conference that was catered. I have to tell you that I'm not a fan of arugula, but I could not stop scarfing down my lunch! I knew I had to recreate this sweet pot arugula quinoa salad and serve it to as many people as possible.Expose the world to this delicious combination. How to make sweet potato arugula quinoa salad Lets talk about this salad in sections. It's a few different, but all equally imporant parts, together to make it incredible! The quinoa I . . .
After having this salad while dining a Bucca Di Beppo a few times I knew I had to make it at home. It is a perfect blend of flavors and textures. After some recipe testing I came up with this apple gorgonzola salad recipe. Food and Memories I have really fond memories of dining at Bucca De Beppo and eating this salad. When my husband and I were newly married we were invited to eat at Bucca on Valentine's Day with a big group of people. We continued this tradition many times and always . . .
A few years back some friends brought this tasty asparagus salad to a BBQ. This salad was gone in 2 seconds flat. Everyone asked for the recipe, including me, and it has been a staple ever since. Perfect For A BBQ This dish is PERFECT for summer evening dinners. You will love this along with any sort of grilled meat. We had this with steaks and corn on the cob the other night with my family. My brother said that the only thing he would change about it was to have more of it in his . . .
This is my go to way of cooking Instant Pot quinoa. I love quinoa and its health benefits! I especially love adding quinoa to all my salads. It's light, fluffy can be basically flavorless- but adds a ton of protein to your meal to make it a little more filling with our making it less healthy. I'm showing you how to make instant pot quinoa - the PERFECT quinoa you'll ever make. It's easy and fast! After its cooked toss it with your favorite salads! (like the quinoa caprese salad pictured . . .
I love this time of year in southern California. The trees are bursting with citrus fruit. When my neighbors show up with bags full of lemons, oranges and grapefruit I just wanna cry I'm so happy to get them. Citrus fruit are in season during this winter months (for the US) This time of year you'll buy the sweetest grapefruit, juices oranges and my favorite cara cara oranges! Making a fruit salad out of these beautiful fruits can kind of be tricky, so I'm helping you out with how to make the . . .
Everyone loves pasta salad! EVERYONE. It's perfect for potlucks, parties, evening dinner side dish, lunch, kids, adults... It is one the whole family will enjoy and devour! Such a simple and refreshing dish. Pasta Salad whips up fast, and simple. The ingredients are flexible- if tomatoes are not well loved in your family throw them out, replace it with a little grilled zucchini. Pasta salad is so versatile! It's even one you can prepare it a day ahead. Make sure to stir before serving, so . . .
During summer, when the heat is unbearable, the last thing we want is a heavy meal. We turn to grilled meats and veggies, light salads and ice cold lemonade. Instead of a green salad try making this beautiful rainbow quinoa salad for your next meal or party! In all honestly I do not like raw bell peppers...but there is something about this salad. The combo of the churchy veggies and seasoned quinoa that makes it all perfectly balanced. The beans, celery and savory quinoa are perfect! I made . . .
One of my loves is soft cheese. I love goat cheese, feta and blue cheese, and add one of these to pretty much anything and I'm in! Soft cheeses was honestly what I missed the VERY most during pregnancy. Darn those un-pasturized delicious cheeses! Bring on the blue cheese burgers, greek salads, goat cheese pizzas, and of course - blue cheese slaw! I created this delicious slaw using my mini kitchenaid stand mixer and the fresh prep attachment. There is such a difference between a . . .
Do you feel it?! Summer is coming! Lean, spicy shrimp, homemade croutons, and plenty of fresh greens make up the perfect summer dinner. Anything that uses a grill is a win in my book. Homemade croutons take about 5 minutes to assemble, then you bake. Easy! You can season them any way you'd like, you're totally going to have all of the ingredients on hand, and they're such a yummy addition. The homemade lemon caesar dressing also takes 5 minutes to blend up, doesn't have any egg yolk, and . . .
Our last book club we met at a popular restaurant here in southern California called WoodRanch Grill. I've been a handful of times and have loved everything I've ordered from the menu. One of my friends suggested I get the peanut slaw that night. Peanut slaw? It sounded just like what I was craving...even though it was a late evening and usually a time when one would order dessert, I wanted something savory. This Peanut Slaw was IT. It really hit the spot. I loved that it wasn't heavy and . . .