Archive for the ‘Salads’ Category

Watermelon, Feta and Quinoa Salad

July 4th, 2015


Summer is a time for swimming in the pool, relaxing outside with friends and hosting barbecues. It’s also a great time to add delicious fresh fruit and herbs into your salads. This quinoa salads is one of my favorites. It’s light, refreshing and so simple to throw together. Today I used watermelon and cilantro, but
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Spiralized Roasted Beet Salad

April 16th, 2015


This simple salad looks and tastes SO good you’ll want to make it everyday! The combination of earthy beets, toasted walnuts, sweet honey and creamy toast cheese is incredible.  I think I’m in love!!   Spiralized Roasted Beet Salad 1/2 small shallot, minced 4-6 medium golden beets 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar 2
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Red Cabbage Slaw

June 4th, 2014

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I am always looking for new delicious side dishes to make for our summer BBQ’s.  This slaw is always a winner.  It’s low calorie, filling, packed with nutrients and beautiful!  Enjoy!! Red Cabbage Slaw    Small head of red cabbage, outer leaves removed, cored – finely shredded 2 large carrots, cut into matchsticks 1 cup
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Sautéed Corn and Tomato Salad

August 2nd, 2013


Corn is a delicious (and kid friendly) vegetable that is high in fiber and quite nutritious.  It is filled with folate, vitamin C, niacin and is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin…phytonutrient that help keep your eyes healthy!  You can steam it, grill it, saute it, roast it or even eat it raw!  When it’s
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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

July 9th, 2013


This is one of my favorite summer salads.  It is simple to make, full of delicious flavor and very versatile.  You can make it with any vegetables you have in the house (I’ve used asparagus, roasted red onions, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes…) and it comes out amazing every time.  This weekend I had a bunch of
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Raw Kale Salad

May 25th, 2013


I LOVE kale.  It’s beautifully green, full of health benefits and SO versatile!  Kale is a great source of fiber, rich in vitamins A, K and C AND packed with a  generous amount of calcium.  You can turn it into chips…yes chips that your entire family will enjoy!  You can saute it like spinach and
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Green Quinoa

May 18th, 2013


This recipe is my take on Yotam Ottolenghi’s Green Couscous.  It’s full of fresh herb flavor, deliciously caramelized onions and spicy arugula.  I add in extra onions, cut the olive oil in half and substitute quinoa for couscous.  The result is a light, super flavorful side dish that looks as beautiful as it tastes.  It’s
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When life gives you lemons…part 1

April 30th, 2013


This past weekend one of my wonderful next door neighbor dropped off a beautiful Persian lemon from his tree.  He told me that he and and his wife always enjoy all of my recipes and he wanted to see what I would create with it.  It was one of the most gorgeous lemons I have
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Simply Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

April 17th, 2013


I love sugar snap peas.  They are beautiful, crisp, and so yummy!  Did you know that not only are they delicious and full of vitamins and minerals, they are also beneficial to bone health?  They are a source of B6, a vitamin that improves bone health by reducing the buildup of molecules that can cause osteoporosis.
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Lentils with Roasted Vegetables

March 9th, 2013


Lentils are inexpensive, simple to prepare and full of nutrients.  They are an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein as well as vitamin C, B-vitmains and folate.  AND they taste great!  This dish combines warm lentils, caramelized roasted vegetables and fresh herbs to create a delicious dish, perfect for a wintery day! Lentils with
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