Tag Archives: Salad

Orzo Salad with Beets & Blue Cheese

I will be stating up front that my family told me not to post this recipe.  Both of my guys said it was “gross”.  I on the other hand said it was “delicious”.   Why the discord?  One word, Beets.  Need I say more? If you like beets, this will be your new favorite way […]

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Grilled Romaine and Blue Cheese Salad

My husband always orders the “Wedge Salad” at one of our favorite steak house restaurants.  I am not a big fan of ice burg lettuce, it has no nutritional value, so I exchanged it with grilled Romaine lettuce.  A much better and healthier choice! 2 heads of Romaine Lettuce, cut in half 3 strips of […]

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Shrimp Salad

This is a Spanish salad called Escabeche (which means pickled), but telling you to make pickled shrimp just sounds gross, so we will stick with the name shrimp salad!  Nothing about this is gross, it is GOOD!  You need at least 12 hours for this to marinate.   I think it would make a great […]

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Happy 4th of July! Red, White and Blue Salad

Now that my boys are older we don’t do as much to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, beside the typical grilling out, eating and going to the local firework display.  Wait that’s what most of us do! 🙂 When the boys were younger my husband would organize a Dad and […]

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Orzo and Black-Eyed Pea Salad

I have fallen in love with this simple little salad.  It is loaded with yummy healthy vegetables, plus the peas (which are actually beans) gives this dish protein and iron.  So you can eat this alone or as a side to a main course.  I dug into the leftovers for lunch the next day, very […]

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Fava Beans & Manchego Crostini

I had this dish at a local Latin Restaurant here in town and loved it, so as I am apt to do I went home and started trying out the recipe at home and came up with this little doozy.  I love the Manchego cheese, which is salty with the nutty flavor of the Beans. […]

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Poached Salmon with Avocado Puree and Pea Salad

This dish is so beautiful, delicious and it is SO good for you!  Half the list of ingredients are Super Foods so you know it is chocked full of goodness.  The recipe is from Jeffery’s Grocery in New York. 1 1/2 pounds skinless Salmon fillet 15 Tarragon leaves, torn 2 cups of  hot vegetable Broth […]

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Caprese Salad Skewers

For a outdoor garden party what better way to say “summer has arrived” than tomato, mozzarella, basil and sweet balsamic glaze salad?  I ended up making 30 skewers – not one was left! To serve this as an appetizer I decided to go mini-size on a skewer.  However, with the summer tomatoes around the corner […]

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Diary of a Dinner Party

I decided to throw a dinner party to bring together my friends before we all got lost in the summer madness and to celebrate my husbands birthday. Though I am no expert on how to throw a party I have done it several times and I thought it might be fun to share the party […]

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Mom’s Egg Salad

Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Growing up I was an extremely picky eater so their is a handful of things that I remember eating that I really loved.  One of those was my Mom’s Egg Salad. My hubby was asking me to make Egg Salad so I called my Mom to ask her for the recipe. […]

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