12 Salad Dressings That Will Transform Dinner Forever

As I create recipes for my blog, I keep tabs on all the salad dressings I've made with a little document that includes the ones I use most. These dressings are the ones I come back to time and time again, because they are flexible and tasty. Once you have these dressing recipes under your belt, you can transform endless salads! All the following recipes will dress a salad of 4 to 6 servings. ...more

Greek Chicken Salad

Solo Salads (or not)

There's a reason why I came up with these salads and a reason why they are called 'solo'.  Firstly, it always happens, I have people over to eat and I can't help myself, I buy too much food and I make too much food.   My friends always eat lots (I just can't be friends with picky eaters or people who eat tiny portions) and, I often give doggy bags, even so I still end up with lots of odds and ends in the fridge.  This poses a challenge, as I find it almost impossible to throw food away.  I see it as my duty to use it up....more

Watermelon, Feta, and Cucumber Salad

I LOVE FARMERS MARKETS.  There, I said it.  Who out there relates?!  There is something about the fresh fruits and vegetables at my fingertips, the energy in the air, and the hustle and bustle of people and vendors that always excites me about the farmers market.  This past weekend my family and I went to the Minneapolis Farmers Market and I came home with a bag full of fruits and veggies ready to be eaten. Here are some yummy produce waiting to be bought....more

A Rainbow salad with a citrus zingy dressing!

One of the beautiful things about this recipe besides the array of colors that are so tasty and healthy for us, is that most of the ingredients can be purchased  fresh from the local farmers market. We love to support the locals! Doesn’t it seem to be true that locally grown foods just seem to taste better than grocery store shopping? Not that we are knocking organic grocery store items-any way we can add life and vitality to our lives the better. It’s just that whenever possible, recipes including these ultra fresh ingredients seem to make our meals just that much more flavorful....more

Lentil Salad

Lentils are little tiny pearls of heaven. My husband would disagree, but he is missing out. And anyway, the more he hates stuff like lentils, pickles, olives and beans, the more I get to eat. I’m the winner in this food war. ...more

Kale and Date Salad

Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runs: Visit fitfoodieruns(dot)com for more recipe!I spent yesterday strolling along outside all day. Researchers say people in general don’t get enough Vitamin D so I make sure to live outside.Saturday mornings are by far my favorite time of the week. We have a fairly large Farmers Market filled with a variety of items. You see, I’m a food advocate and healthy living is very important to me....more

SAUTEED LOTUS ROOT AND JICAMA SALAD

SAUTEED LOTUS ROOT AND JICAMA SALADJULY 24, 2014 BY SHASHI CHARLES 7 COMMENTS (EDIT)...more