Salads

Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DipintoMeze #CollectiveBias  It’s time for some patriotic table decor. We’ve all had that moment when our friends or parents decide to visit with no notice for an important weekend.  But don’t panic.  Just because you have little warning that you’ll…

Roasted Yam Salad with Seasoned Chicken

Roasted yam salad with seasoned chicken

This roasted yam salad with seasoned chicken is the perfect way to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  This gives us a perfect time to focus on the importance of making smart food choices and developing well thought out physical activity habits.  This salad is the perfect way for me…

Chicken Pot Pie – Cinnamon Apple & Pear Salad – Easy Fall Meal

Chicken pot pie with cinnamon apples and cranberry and walnut salad

The Hectic Holidays are made much easier with a Marie Callender Chicken Pot Pie, Cinnamon Apples and Pear Salad. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PotPiePlease#CollectiveBias ‘Tis the season for easy meals in my house.  I adore this time of the year, but it’s…

Paleo Ginger Cilantro Chicken Salad

Paleo Ginger Cilantro chicken salad

Ginger Cilantro Dressing Makes this Chicken Salad a Lunchtime Treat. This Chicken salad is simple to make but the dressing takes it to a whole new level.  It is rich and creamy, full of flavor and a perfect choice to pair up with chicken. To make this salad you will need two products from my…

Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with maple Mustard dressing.

This Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad Takes Your Lunch to a New Height! Anyone new to a Paleo diet may start thinking they will get tired of salads, since they can be a staple of the food regime.  But This Paleo beef avocado blueberry salad is anything but ordinary, and is so delicious, you will…

Beef Veggie Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing

Beef veggie salad with pear gorgonzola dressing.

Treat your friends to this Beef Veggie Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing for Lunch. If you are trying to lose some weight, eating salads for lunch is a good choice.  You can load up on tons of healthy low calorie vegetables, add a bit of protein and come up with a great looking salad. This…

Roasted Carrot Salad – Healthy Gluten Free Side Dish

Gluten Free Roasted Carrot Salad

Add this Roasted Carrot Salad to you Next Meal and Get Rave Reviews I love roasting almost all vegetables. It seems to bring out the natural sweetness in them.  If your kids don’t like veggies, try roasting them.  You may be surprised to find out how much they enjoy them.  This Roasted Carrot salad is…

Macaroni Salad with Peas and Carrots – Great BBQ Side Dish

Macaroni Salad with fresh peas and carrots

This Macaroni Salad with Peas and Carrots makes a Great Barbeque dish Generally, I don’t eat macaroni salads.  I try to limit carbs where I can.  But this macaroni salad with fresh peas and carrots appeals to me, since I adore fresh peas. The recipe is rich and creamy and makes a great picnic or…

Orange Delight – Refreshing Citrus Salad

Orange delight salad. Refreshing and light with a hint of sweetness

Tropical Taste Sensation – Orange Delight Are you looking for something light but still gives you a hint of sweetness?  My mother used to call this Orange delight recipe the “Weight watcher’s dessert” since they had one very similar and it was about all the original weight watchers diet used to allow for desserts…something with…

Authentic German Potato Salad

Authenti German Potato Salad

I make potato salad all the time.  My grandmother had a great recipe that she served on Thanksgiving and it is scrumptious.  But sometimes I am not in the mood for  a cold potato salad.  At these times, this classic German Potato salad fits the bill.  It is just delicious served warm – so full…

Bantam Weight Chicken Salad

Bantam Weight Salad

Printable Recipe – Bantam Weight Chicken Salad My daughter is moving to LA soon.  Quite honestly, it’s bittersweet for me.  I will miss her terribly, but I am also very excited for her to start her life by herself.  For the last few months, she and I have had “date days” each Monday to make…

Taco Salad in Edible Tostada Bowls

Delicious taco salad in tosdada bowls

Years ago, I went out for lunch with some teaching friends of mine.  One of the items on the menu was a taco salad. Believe it or not, I had never heard of this delightful concoction.  Ever since then, when I eat Mexican, I often choose this as my order. I love the taste of…

Best Taco Recipes

Round up of 10 Fabulous Taco recipes

Step outside the box with one of these Taco recipes Tacos are a popular Mexican recipe.  Who can resist the traditional hard taco shell filled with ground beef and your favorite toppings?  It is one of my favorites. Here are a few other taco recipes that take the traditional taco to a new level.  The…

Pecan Crusted Spinach Salad with Grapefruit

Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Pecan Crusted Chicken and Grapefruit

Now that my daughter has left home, there are only two people to cook for – me and my husband.  But I often make extras of whatever new dish I am cooking at night. I don’t mind left overs, but with a bit of creativity, the extras make great additions to salads for lunch so…

Grapefruit Honey Vinaigrette

Grapefruit honey mustard vinaigrette dressing

This dressing is fast and easy to do and uses up grapefruit if you happen to have some that are starting to be not so great for eating.    (Or if you buy them instead of oranges by mistake like I recently did.) The dressing is so easy to do.  Just assemble all the ingredients and…

Bow tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages

Bow Tie pasta with sweet italian sausage

Printable recipe – Bow tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages. Looking for a hearty pasta dish that your family will really love?  Try this bow tie pasta salad with sweet Italian sausages. I love these sweet little bow tie pasta pieces.  When my daughter was young, they were her favorite shape of pasta.  Even…

Copycat Recipe: Lilly’s Roasted Vegetables and Chicken Salad

Copy Cat Recipe: Lily's Chicken and Roast Veggie Salad

Copycat Recipe:  Lily’s Roasted Vegetables and Chicken Salad ( with Vegan and Vegetarian adaptations.) Ah…Lily’s Pizza.  One of my daughter and my favorite restaurants in Raleigh.  Lilly’s is located in Historic Five Points in Raleigh and has a menu consisting of fantastic pizzas and salads and other dishes made with organic, fresh ingredients. All summer…

My Favorite Recipes for Guacamole Salads

Favorite quacamole salads.

Great Guacamole Salads It is hard to beat an avocado to get your daily dose of heart healthy fats.  These are some of my favorite recipes for Guacamole Salads.  They will please everyone from true die hard vegetarians and vegans to the most meat loving friend or family member. Click the links below the pictures…

Spicy Shrimp with Cabbage Slaw

Spicy Shrimp with Cabbage Slaw

Printable Recipe:  Spicy Shrimp with Cabbage Slaw This recipe for spicy shrimp uses a salad slaw base that is full of nutritious and healthy veggies.  Just perfect for a hot summer night. Be sure to arrange the star ingredients, in this case, the luscious shrimp so the eye focuses on them when you look at…

Greek Salad with Calamata Olives and Goat Cheese

Greek Salad

Team up your lunch with this delicious Greek Salad This tasty Greek Salad combines tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers in a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing.  It has and for a nice change and makes a great side dish. This easy to make salad pairs well with grilled lamb chops, basic quiche or many…

Tropical Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Vegan "Chicken" Salad with Lime Vinagrette

Tropical Salad with veggies and pineapple is a tasty lunch option. This tropical salad combines a mix of fresh greens, and veggies with pineapple and a tangy cilantro lime vinaigrette. Since I am following a vegan diet, I used but normal chicken breasts would work just fine if you are a meat eater. These chicken…

Avocado Mango Salad – Refreshing Fruit Salad

avocado mango salad

This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit I love to combine avocados with fruit for a tasty salad.  The combination of sweet and savory really appeals to me.  This tasty avocado mango salad has a spicy sweet lime dressing for added flavor. It’s super easy to make too.  Just heat the brown sugar and water…