One of my favorite things about summer is the juicy, fresh produce. Especially from our farmer's market. ESPECIALLY those of the sugary, sweet variety. Make your simple syrup with juice, lime juice, and sugar. Sometimes I go a little overboard and buy a ton of my favorite fruit, nectarines and peaches, so the other day I busted out a cobbler for a friend I took dinner to (while I ooh'ed and ahh'ed at her new, precious little bebe). Smoothies are always wonderful with ripe fruit, but I . . .
This summer quinoa bowl is so fresh, flavorful and healthy. It's one of my favorite things to make when I'm running to the beach, the park, pool days. I love to make a big batch of it and keep in meal prep containers all week. You could never get sick of this salad. Gluten-Free May is Celiac Awareness Month. Are you aware of Celiac disease ;) 10 years ago if you asked me I would have had no idea, but about that time one of my best friends was diagnosed with it and it changed my way of . . .
Happy Cinco de Mayo week!!! It's the MOST WON-DER-FUL TIIIIIME.......OF THE YEEAAARRRR!!!!! I love frying things. People complain that their house smells after frying things, it's such a hassle, they burn down the house.....all legitimate concerns, I suppose, I just have yet to experience any of the above. These fried avocado tacos got me on the fried avocado train. I also fry veggies, make falafel, peaches, fry all of the things! I just can't do most pre-packaged, pre-mixed . . .
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 . . .