Category Archives: Salad

Spring Salad with Asparagus, Scallions and Radish

I don’t always feel inspired when it comes to food. I get stuck in a rut and tend to make the same things or some version of the same things because they are easy, or because I know the recipe by heart, or even because my kids love it and won’t fight me about eating it. And just as I… Read more »

Steak Salad with Tomato Raisins, Feta, Red Onion and Toasted Pine Nuts

I’ve been a bad girl. Deep dish pepperoni pizza, ice cream cones, cold beer on the beach and wine on the front porch. This summer has been, so far, a bit unpredictable. Our shore house is still unfinished and nothing is really planned in advance including lunches and dinners. I never know who I will be feeding besides my family…. Read more »

Mediterranean Grain Salad + A Fun Picnic Tip

My neighborhood is the best! ¬†We gather at different times throughout the year – over the Christmas Holidays, ¬†Halloween, and when it is nicer weather we close down the street, bring out the grills and let the kids take over with bikes, scooters, skateboards and basketball hoops. So nice to catch up with neighbors you see occasionally on brief walks,… Read more »

Best Roast Chicken + Two Salads

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I make this roast chicken a bunch! In the winter I roast it right over veggies in the roasting pan – potatoes, carrots, onion, fennel – then make a pan sauce while it rests before carving. This time of year I actually make it to have quick weeknight dinners. With baseball, softball and art classes in full swing, plus my… Read more »

Roasted Golden Beets, Pistachios and Fresh Thyme with Goat Cheese and Arugula

I couldn’t wait to post this salad that I made for lunch today. Well, I waited until after I ate it! I just love this combination. The earthiness of the roasted beets, the salty crunch of the pistachios and the tangy goat cheese finished with the fresh thyme and a drizzle of balsamic reduction…perfect. I was going to purchase the… Read more »

Roasted Beet, Quinoa and Egg Salad with Goat Cheese, Baby Greens and Dijon Vinaigrette

I love a healthy salad for lunch, especially this time of year. Let’s face it, if I didn’t work out regularly I would really get into trouble around the holidays.This salad is packed with protein and makes for a super after workout lunch. Plus if you make the dressing you won’t be adding any sneaky calories into this fresh, delicious… Read more »

Fennel, Orange and Almond Salad with Baby Spinach and Orange Vinaigrette

I love my street. We have the greatest friends and neighbors ever and every so often we close the road and have a block party. This past weekend was our Third Annual Oktoberfest. So much fun. And as with any memorable gathering of good people, for me at least, it was centered around delicious food and drink. Which brings me… Read more »