Kale and Spinach Panzanella with Parmigiano

Greens are in-season right now, so it’s a great time to scoop some up at your local farmer’s market! I’m particularly fond of spinach and kale because they are so versatile and they have a pretty mild flavor, making them great for combining with zesty vinaigrettes like this one. The combination of the olive oil […]

Dill Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

I feel like fresh dill is sometimes overlooked at the grocery store, but it adds incredible flavor to marinades and sauces. I have made a variety of chicken salads and this one is definitely now one of my favorites! You can serve this chicken salad on bread or with crackers, but I like serving it […]

Chopped Romaine Salad with Pepperoncini Vinaigrette

Winter weather normally means lots of soups and stews, but sometimes I just crave a big, crisp salad. This salad has a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. I especially love the edamame and feta, which add the perfect blend of sweet and salty. If you are packing this salad for lunch, I suggest leaving […]

Arugula and Roasted Potato Salad with Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette

I could eat this salad any time of day. The flavors of the peppery arugula, sweet sundried tomatoes and salty pancetta compliment one another perfectly. And the creamy hard boiled egg and crunchy roasted potatoes add great texture. Serve this with crusty bread and butter and a glass of crisp, cold white wine. Cheers! 1. […]

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Toasty Breadcrumbs

This cool, crisp wedge salad is the perfect summer lunch or dinner. If you’re a fan of blue cheese like I am, you will love this homemade chunky blue cheese dressing. It pairs wonderfully with the sweet cherry tomatoes and salty bacon. The warm breadcrumbs on top add great crunch and nuttiness. I recommend pairing […]

Grain-Free Tuna Artichoke Pasta Salad

We have officially entered picnic and camping season and most of the time that means some planning ahead in order to make sure everyone has a variety of fun food to try. In recent years, it seems there are at least 1 or 2 people who need some gluten-free items on the menu. While I […]

Farro, Peach and Arugula Salad with Burrata

Juicy, ripe peaches are such a treat when the weather gets warmer. They add such delicious flavor to salads and salsas. I can never get enough creamy burrata cheese, and pairing it with peppery arugula, sweet peaches and nutty farro makes this dish the perfect summer meal or side dish. The sweet basil and toasty […]

Endive Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Ahh patio weather. Here in Michigan we wait so patiently to enjoy fresh meals outside, so once it’s actually nice out Josh and I love eating fresh meals like this one on the deck. This salad is not only beautiful,  but the contrast of flavors makes it irresistible (the peppery arugula, tart grapes, sweet vinaigrette […]

Chicken Caesar Salad with Lemony Parmesan Croutons and Julienned Radish

Today I was craving a big salad after several days of eating out for birthday celebrations. Everyone loves a good Caesar salad, but this one is highlights the flavors of spring with the addition of radishes and lots of lemon juice and zest. The best part of this salad (in my opinion) are the crispy, […]

Asian Beef and Napa Cabbage Slaw Salad

I recently became a Costco member (I know, how did it take me this long?) and I am obsessed with all of their healthy options. Last night I stocked up on all the organic beef, turkey and chicken. This lean ground beef is grass-fed so it has a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids, making […]