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Crunchy Asian Salad {Guest Post}

Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad - loaded with flavor and easy to make!

Hello, darlings! Today I’m excited to introduce another blog friend of mine, Whitney from That Square Plate. I love her approachable style of cooking, and if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp are really good. Today she’s sharing a crunchy Asian salad that sounds perfect for warmer weather! Enjoy…  Hey y’all (yes I’m a southerner), I’m Whitney and I’m the most southern part of…

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Fall Harvest Salad

This salad is perfect for fall! Blue cheese crumbles, quick candied pecans, fresh apples, dark leafy greens, and an easy red wine vinaigrette. It's healthy fall comfort food!

  Something about the change in seasons makes me crave salad. I don’t know if it’s because I fear winter weight gain and so this is my subconscious attempt to balance preemptively, or because lettuce, arugula, and many of the leafy greens I like to include in my salads are actually in season when it gets cooler. Either way, my salad cravings are strong in Fall.…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad

It takes just 10 minutes to make this easy and delicious fresh Brussels sprouts salad with flavors inspired by the Mediterranean!

I think I have more Brussels sprouts recipes on this blog than any other single ingredient. I know it’s definitely the most frequently featured vegetable, but I’ve always roasted it or cooked it in some way, and this time I didn’t, so it’s different enough to merit ANOTHER Brussels sprouts post. Brussels sprouts are wonderful in any season, even when you can’t bear the thought of turning on the oven.…

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Meyer Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing

The perfect compliment to healthy dark leafy green salads! Meyer Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe

It’s snowed here in Virginia on the first day of Spring and I’m not having it. I’m going to my happy place, imagining temperatures north of 70 degrees, sun dresses, and “we’re having salad because it’s too pretty outside to spend time cooking” weather. It’s so dreary I had to pick up some pretty yellow tulips and pull out some spring decor to make inside our home as cheery as…

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Basil Pine Nut Barley Salad

I went to a farmer’s market in Colorado Springs last week with a friend and her daughter. It was very different from my California markets with booth after booth overflowing with fresh local produce. In fact, there was only one fresh produce vendor and I was a little sad until I spied a crate filled with fragrant fresh basil. Basil is magical! By far one of my favorite flavors to…

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Thai Peanut Slaw

This delicious Thai Peanut Salad makes a quick and easy light lunch or side dish! #vegan #healthy

Updated 4/9/15 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photo makeover series.  Time for another kitchen confession! I’m an incredibly lazy cook when I’m not cooking for someone else. This manifests itself once or twice a week when the Godfather and I do not meet for lunch. As a side note, with the exception of about two years in our relationship where we worked about an hour apart, we always meet for…

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Garlic Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Garfield said, “Never trust a skinny chef”. I was reminded of this on three separate occasions this week when people commented that I am far too thin given the treats I bake. I promise that just like everyone else, we have to watch what we eat, even though I definitely make room for testing!  Our day-to-day diet is rather uninteresting from a blogging perspective. Whole foods, in the best quality…

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