This Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad is so hearty and filling! Baby arugula is tossed with diced roasted sweet potatoes, cooked wild rice and fresh herbs. It then gets drizzled with a lemony, maple dijon dressing and sprinkled with pomegranate arils, chopped toasted hazelnuts and crumbles of goat cheese. Fall in a bowl pretty much sums […]
A traditional Panzanella Salad made with fresh heirloom tomatoes and crusty bread. Guys, do you get mesmerized as much as I do when you see heirloom tomatoes at the store? The colors and shapes are so much fun and it’s hard to find any two alike. So when I saw these I bought them straight away… […]
The Machus Red Fox Salad was once served at the swanky Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield, Michigan. It is a simple chopped salad with wedges of ripe tomatoes, rings of red onion, crumbled roquefort and chopped crisp bacon. What truly makes the salad [besides the bacon and blue cheese] is the dressing. It’s a super simple, light and […]
Sweet and buttery, this recipe for Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash is lusciously creamy and so incredibly delicious. This Thanksgiving side dish feeds a crowd and would look lovely on your table. Bonus, it can be made a day in advance. It’s officially November and we are now in full-on Thanksgiving prep mode. First on […]
Michigan Cherry Salad whoot whoot! Michigan Cherry Salad is a popular salad you’ll find on menus in restaurants all around Michigan. And it’s one of my favorites. A mix of spring greens, baby spinach topped with sliced apples, red onion, dried cherries, pecans or walnuts and gorgonzola or blue cheese. Every bite you get a […]
This post is sponsored by Litehouse. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This fully loaded fall salad is packed with tasty vegetables and grilled chicken. I’m so excited for fall to be coming. Everything changes 180 degrees, the only thing I try to keep the same is to keep wearing shorts! Weird I know… […]
Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect meal sized salad filled with all your favorites – black beans, corn, avocado, tomatoes, mango, jicama, cilantro, red onion, queso fresco, and a quick and easy honey lime dressing you will want to put on everything. Although this summer has been filled with far too many […]
Skinny Broccoli Salad packed with fresh broccoli, grapes, sunflower, and dried cranberries makes a crunchy, delicious, and healthy side dish. Don’t you hate it when something that should be healthy, like a broccoli salad, gets weighed down with the addition of heavy dressing or fatty meats? I know I do. In fact, so many broccoli […]
What if I told you I had 50+ homemade salad dressings and vinaigrette recipes? If you haven’t noticed, I love making salads. Creating beautiful, healthful and wholesome salads are my jam. However, what I really, really love is making my own salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Playing with different vinegars, spices and herbs, fruits and jams, […]
Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe is essentially a simple mustard potato salad that has hard boiled eggs, onion and celery. It’s simple, delicious and I’ve been loving this recipe since I was 15 years old. It’s perfect served with burgers, hotdogs or ribs. Your barbecue isn’t complete without it. Pat’s Aunt Penny has been making this classic potato salad […]
Broccoli Crunch Salad is probably one of the most popular classic salad recipes. Broccoli, dried cranberries, bacon, sunflower seeds (but I also add pepitas!) and finely diced red onion is tossed in a simple, 3-ingredient dressing. Not only is this salad colorful and crunchy, but delicious too! Pulled from the three-ring binder my mom gave […]
This Watermelon Feta Salad is not just a pretty face. This beautiful salad has lightly dressed power mix of greens topped with diced ruby-red watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, red onion, honey-candied pistachios, fresh basil leaves and is drizzled with a balsamic glaze. This simple salad has it all; sweet, salt, peppery and delicious. Sadly summer […]
Israeli Chopped Salad is one of those dishes that I make on repeat all year long. I love all the crunchy veggies and the fact that it will last in the fridge for a couple of days. Plus it’s a salad that everyone in my family will eat without complaint, that’s a big win around […]
One of my favorite tricks to make recipes more Weight Watchers friendly is to substitute cauliflower rice for regular rice. Did you know that rice has at least 5-7 SmartPoints per cup, depending on the variety? I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have a cup of cauliflower rice, which is only […]
Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather with a cool, refreshing, and flavor packed meal. We live about a block away from a delicious Greek restaurant, but every time we go I end up ordering their chopped shrimp salad. It’s my favorite thing on their menu even […]
This blueberry quinoa salad post is sponsored by The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council A fresh tasting salad with frozen blueberries, quinoa, walnuts, avocado and watercress leaves. After combining all of these amazing ingredients, toss them in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing! Lately I’ve been really into grain bowls as opposed to a salad… […]
This blueberry almond salad with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette is basically spring in a bowl. You know I have been counting down the days until I could kick winter to the curb. Finally spring is here and we’re not only a few days in and I’m already sharing a salad recipe that’s bursting with all the spring […]
The classic Orange Chicken made in the slow cooker and served with fluffy brown rice on the side. Feed the family with this healthier version of the famous takeout! I know, crispy battered chicken usually always tastes awesome. I get that, but sometimes it’s okay to lighten up one of the most popular Chinese takeout meals… […]
Chicken and Rice Enchiladas couldn’t be any easier. In this recipe you toss cooked, shredded chicken with leftover rice, sautéed peppers, onions and garlic with homemade enchilada sauce. Roll that deliciousness into flour tortillas, smother with more sauce and freshly grated cheddar cheese for the ultimate enchilada experience! Serve with sour cream, green onions and hot sauce. […]
This delightfully crunchy Asian veggie salad has plethora of colorful, crunchy and nutritious veggies like both Napa and purple cabbage, bok choy (love!), sweet bell pepper and carrots are sliced and tossed with bean sprouts, green onions, peanuts and sesame seeds. Finally this beautiful salad is drizzled with the most addictive honey ginger peanut dressing. This recipe makes […]
This kale, fennel and apple salad is not just a pretty face. I know it looks kind of fancy doesn’t it, but I swear it’s really not. This is my latest and greatest (nutritious and lovely!) salad since –well– this salad. And that was only last week. I just LOVE salads. I’ve always loved salads. Wait, that’s a lie. I only really started to love […]
Enjoy the sweet cherry flavor of this colorful salad. Made with a variety of fruit, this red, white and blue salad is perfect for Memorial Day or your 4th of July celebration.
Kohlrabi is best fresh out of the garden. Even though it is great on it’s own, this fresh salad will be even better. Add as much or as little jalapenos as you can stand.
Healthy Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame will make anyone a kale lover! Packed with good-for-you ingredients it’s a vegetarian salad that leaves you full and satisfied. Although it may be a complete cliche since it’s January, I have been eating a ton of kale salads this month. Part of the reason I […]
Fruit d'Or is now first to market with a clean, field-to-table, low-bush whole food wild blueberry powder.
Irish potato bread, also known as “boxty,” began as a recipe of necessity due to the abundance of potatoes and soft texture of wheat grown in Ireland.
People don’t just buy sugar-free candy because of health conditions anymore. Instead, it stems from a growing awareness and desire to maintain a healthy diet.
Consumers have become more concerned about their sugar consumption, and, as a result, focus on sugar reduction and clean labels will likely continue.
Well, it has definitely turned fall here now. We have chilly, wet days and the trees have spectacular colors. With this change in weather, we really appreciate warm comforting stews and soups. We enjoyed this meal created by Molly at apolloandluna.com. The fennel seeds really add a nice flavor to the stew. Recipe: Potato Mushroom […]
This is a delicious recipe from the famous Heidi Swanson of the 101 cookbooks blog. The recipe calls for yellow split peas. As beans and legumes are being featured as super healthy foods, we have been expanding the variety of ones we usually enjoy to include lesser known ones, such as the yellow split peas. […]
This is a delicious main meal salad. Very hearty and filling. We enjoyed it as a winter lunch, it would also be lovely in the summer at suppertime. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients for the pesto: 1 cup walnut pieces 2 garlic 3-4 cups kale, cleaned and cut from the stems 1/4 cup olive oil 3 […]
This is a lovely crunchy salad that would be an asset to any table. it looks pretty enough for a holiday meal although is also lovely for a filling supper meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 ounces fresh or frozen peas 6 ounces cashew nuts, chopped 2 spring onions, chipped 8 ounces water chestnuts, chopped […]
This is lovely salad that we enjoyed as a hearty lunch. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup dry lentils 3-4 cups water 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 1 red onion, thin sliced 3-4 vegan wursts or hot dogs ½ head iceberg lettuce, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 1½ tablespoon vinegar 1-2 teaspoon mild […]
Winter in California is the season for peppery arugula. Several years ago my parents planted some arugula in their garden and for years the arugula would re-seed itself, taking over the entire garden with a flourish, starting in December. While mature arugula can be almost too intense to eat raw (best for left for cooking), young baby arugula is […]