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Salads

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Happy happy weekend, friends! I wanted to get you the recipe for that tortellini salad my sister-in-law @meredithfreeman1 made for me in case you need some inspiration for the week ahead. It’s delicious room temperature or cold and I feel like you could make endless substitutions to […]

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

Adding turmeric to quinoa is a wonderful way to give a little color to an otherwise bland looking grain. Even if you don’t love the taste, you could add 1/8 tsp and still get some pretty color. Also, you could absolutely bump the ginger and […]

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Confession: the hardest part about the last 20 minutes of church for me is that I start to dream about what I am going to whip up for lunch. I even write it down in my notes. I whipped up a new rendition of the Summertime […]

MOM’S MAPLE MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

MOM’S MAPLE MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

I have been meaning to post this dressing for weeks now and kept forgetting! This is the recipe for my mom’s Maple Mustard Vinaigrette. It’s the one she packaged so pretty and gave out at her Super Duper Salad Bar Supper Party a few weeks […]

Spiraling UP with Southwestern Salad

Spiraling UP with Southwestern Salad

I have much to say about this salad and then again it really doesn’t have to do a ton with the actual salad…read on if interested 🙂   I wanted to share a bit of wisdom that has been super powerful for me lately. In […]

Summertime Corn Salad

Summertime Corn Salad

After serving dinner Friday night, we had 3 ears of corn leftover. This is delicious SC corn and I didn’t want to let it go to waste. The timing could not have been more perfect, because my mother in law was in town and I […]

My Favorite Arugula Salad

My Favorite Arugula Salad

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s the super easy salad I paired with that tortellini I posted yesterday. It’s a toss up as to which one is easier. . Whenever I go to a restaurant, if this is on the menu, I order it. There’s just something […]

SESAME CHICKEN 2.0

SESAME CHICKEN 2.0

When I made the sesame chicken pasta, I had extra of the fabulous, juicy chicken. So, here’s SESAME CHICKEN 2.0 I used the leftover sesame chicken (recipe on blog) and added it to @traderjoes cruciferous mix that I massaged in some of the extra dressing. WOW! I […]

Honey-Dijon Salmon

Honey-Dijon Salmon

Woo hoo! So excited to share a new recipe with you. Over the break I really only took a few food photos, but this one has to make the list. Tried a new simple salmon “glaze” and can’t stop making it. So easy! I have […]

Panera Ancient Grain Salad Re-make

Panera Ancient Grain Salad Re-make

Have you had that ancient grain quinoa salad from Panera yet? I am in love with it so I set to work making my own rendition at home. . Arugula + NTK harvest blend (click link!) + grapes + @lauraleabalanced sweet chili pumpkin seeds + toasted almonds. Topped […]