Salads

Heirloom Tomatoes with Corn and Basil

Heirloom Tomatoes with Corn and Basil

Serves: 4-6

Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

I think I’m obsessed with tomato and corn salads right now… and when my friend, Valerie, took me to her Tuesday night farmer’s market I knew I had to make just one more.  I bought […]

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Asian Beef Tostadas

Asian Beef Tostadas

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Posted: August 14, 2013

Please, don’t faint.  I know it has been a while since I have posted a new recipe.  Life has served up a big bowl of crazy for me lately….leaving my poor blog unattended and unloved.  […]

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Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Currants and Pear Vinaigrette

Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Currants and Pear Vinaigrette

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Posted: February 19, 2013

Quinoa is so yummy.  Paired with the roasted butternut squash and sweet currants make this dish extra special.  You can serve this as a main course vegetarian meal over a bed of lettuce, or as a […]

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Orange & Cranberry Quinoa with Chicken

Orange & Cranberry Quinoa with Chicken

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Posted: December 29, 2012

This was one heck of a busy holiday season for me.  Not only was I busy but I also over indulged in all the holiday foods.  I kind of have a food hangover!  Not fun. […]

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Coleslaw with Apples and Cranberries

Coleslaw with Apples and Cranberries

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Posted: May 6, 2012

Here is an easy and tasty side dish to serve at your next BBQ.  I love the sweetness of the dressing and cranberries, tang of the Granny Smith apples and crunch of the cabbage. By […]

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Honey Roasted Squash Bruschetta

Honey Roasted Squash Bruschetta

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Posted: April 30, 2012

Not only was this quite tasty, but very elegant and beautiful.  I worked at the winery this weekend and we served this with our new release of wines.  I really enjoyed the flavors of the […]

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Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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Posted: December 19, 2011

This is the perfect salad to accompany your Christmas and New Year meals.  I love the tartness of the pomegranate juice and sweetness of the honey.  It really balances out this delicious vinaigrette. I used […]

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Super Simple Green Salad with Grapeseed Oil & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Super Simple Green Salad with Grapeseed Oil & Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Posted: October 17, 2011

Can I just say Wow?!  My friend, Valerie Patterson of Hidden Oaks Bed and Breakfast in Sonoma, made this for her friend who owns a winery.  I have to say that although this salad is […]

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Warm Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Warm Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables

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Posted: October 5, 2011

I love when autumn arrives.  I totally change how we eat when the evenings become a little cooler.  I put away the grill and start thinking a little differently on how I will be preparing […]

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Orzo with Everything

Orzo with Everything

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Posted: June 16, 2011

This salad is just bursting with amazing flavors and textures. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my usual step-by-step photos in; however, this is a very straight forward recipe.  Just boil, chop and toss. This is the […]

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