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  • Shrimp, Asparagus and Avocado Salad

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    This Shrimp, Asparagus and Avocado Salad is a delicious summer dish that can be shared with friends or enjoyed as a light dinner. It's packed with fresh vegetables and herbs and finished with a lemon dijon vinaigrette. I made this Shrimp, Asparagus and Avocado salad a few weeks ago for our teacher training graduation party. I [...]

  • Homemade Tahini Turmeric Dressing

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    This homemade tahini turmeric dressing is a delicious way to break away from bottled dressings when you're making salads at home. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and turmeric is a spice well-known for it's anti-inflammatory properties. The bright yellow color of the dressing is reminiscent of honey mustard thanks to the turmeric [...]

  • Tuscan Kale Salad with Golden Beets, Figs and Feta

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    For a long time I was not on the kale salad bandwagon. I didn't understand what people found so appealing about eating raw, chewy, bitter, hard to digest kale. I much preferred it the way my Mema has been making it for as long as I can remember, cooked in a flavorful broth (that usually [...]

  • Watermelon, Feta and Arugula Salad with Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette

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    I have a wonderful summer salad to share with you today! Remember how I wrote in my last post that I have been loving watermelon lately? Well, I decided to try it out in salad form. A friend of mine hosted a pot luck last night and asked me to bring a salad. As I [...]

  • Boost Your Brainpower Spinach, Quinoa and Berry Salad

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    This post is sponsored by Dole Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Dole provided me with compensation for my time and recipe development. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine. March 16-22 is Brain Awareness Week. This annual event is a global celebration of the brain that brings attention to brain science advances and promotes brain [...]

  • Must Try Smoothie and Salad Combinations

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    Hey, hey! I hope you've all had a great week. I wanted to pop in quickly to share a new smoothie and salad combo that I'm loving this week. The star ingredients of the smoothie are pumpkin, almond butter and chocolate coconut granola. The team at Cascadian Farm sent me two different flavors of their [...]

  • Southwestern Shrimp Taco Salad {Recipe}

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    One of my favorite things about visiting my family is being in my dad's kitchen. There is always something good in the works and on this trip it's been homemade sourdough bread, homemade yogurt (tutorial coming soon!) and an awesome taco salad. Last night we cooked a Southwestern Shrimp Taco Salad that my dad has [...]

  • Homemade Honey Dijon Balsamic Dressing {Recipe}

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    It's time for the second installment of my homemade salad dressings tutorial. Today I have a homemade Honey Dijon Balsamic vinaigrette that is my GO TO dressing for 90% of the salads I make at home. Like most of my homemade salad dressings, the ingredients list is short with just four items. I start with [...]

  • Homemade Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dressing

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    Hey, hey! This is part one of a series featuring homemade salad dressings. I quit buying salad dressings years ago in favor of whipping up my own creations. When I was in high school/college my parents started making their own balsamic vinaigrette for our salads at home. I could never find a bottled balsamic that I [...]

  • Avocado, Cashew & Lime Tuna Salad

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    I get on kicks with my breakfast and lunch selections where I make variations of the same thing every day. Lately it's been smoothies for breakfast and salads for lunch. Last week I was ready to break out of my salad rut so I got a little creative with a can of tuna. I don't [...]

  • Mixed Berries with Balsamic, Basil and Mint

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    Happy Friday! A day of rain and thunderstorms has left behind a cool, crisp morning with lots of sunshine and everything looking bright and green. I mixed up my favorite green smoothie combo for breakfast. I just love this mix! 1/2 banana 1/2 cup frozen mango 1/2 cup frozen peaches 1 tablespoon almond butter 3 [...]

  • Mediterranean Lentil & Couscous Salad

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    I have a recipe to share with you today for a Mediterranean Lentil and Couscous Salad that can be prepared ahead of time to serve as a side dish or to have on hand for lunches for the week. I have been making this recipe since 2011 so I can assure you it's tried and [...]

  • Salmon, Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad {Recipe}

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    It's been really fun to explore what it's like shopping at ALDI and sharing the experience with you. I have loved reading your feedback, comments and questions on my first two posts. If you're catching up you can read about my first shopping trip here and everything I purchased with a cost breakdown here. One [...]

  • Building the Lunch Bowl (+ Friday Wine Lunch!)

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    Happy Friday! I missed y'all yesterday but I was too busy with work to blog. By the time I got home, showered, ate dinner and made it to the couch it was after 10 p.m. and all I had energy for was sitting and staring at the screen. I did watch the finale of The [...]