I decided something a few weeks ago. "Nothing" deserves a much higher place on my priority list. Recently we were given a rare gift - an extra weekend day, with no set plans and nowhere to go. Sure, the ever growing to-do list was still there. But the hubs and I decided to set it aside, pack a picnic and a… Continue reading Spring Quinoa Salad and the Four-Hour Vacation
As I sit down to write this, it feels a little like calling an old friend you haven't talked to in years. There's some guilt for having let so much time go by, a bit of awkwardness getting to where you left off, and oh, where to begin.... I must say, it's good to be… Continue reading Sweet Potato, Kale and Quinoa Salad
I’ve never been much a fan of mayo (I was always more of a ketchup girl when it came to condiments), but boy do I love me some chicken salad just as much as the next girl. Who says chicken salad has to be made with mayo? This no-mayo chicken salad uses creamy avocado and… Continue reading No-Mayo Chicken Salad
I eat a lot of salad. Like, a lot a lot. I have one most days for lunch and usually a side with dinner. People will ask me, "Do you ever get sick of salad?" And you know, I really don't. Sure, sometimes (especially when it's this cold!) a salad just won't cut it and… Continue reading Apple and Pecan Salad
This recipe comes from one of my favorite IIN cookbooks - Feeding the Whole Family. I love it because it's full of simple basics like how to cook different grains, beans and simple blanched vegetables. And then it builds on the basics to create delicious, simple whole food meals. I've mentioned before that I love salads… Continue reading Emerald City Salad
People tend to think salad = lettuce. The word conjures up images of rabbits and skinny, unhappy people. No one wants to eat lettuce. And no one can possibly be happy just eating lettuce. So, for now let's forget the word "salad." It's just too negative. "Bowl of stuff" is a more accurate description here.… Continue reading A satisfying salad.