Salads

Authentic German Potato Salad

Warm German Potato Salad

This authentic German potato salad recipe has a rustic homemade taste and texture that makes it a great side dish for any summer BBQ or special occasion. 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…

Asian Zuccini Noodle Salad with Spicy Dressing

Asian salad made with spiralized vegetables

This delicious Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad is a wonderful mixture of zucchini, cabbage, carrots, sweet bell peppers, and shallots, tossed with a spicy almond butter dressing. It’s light, fresh, and super easy to make! If you are looking for a healthy meal for lunch time, you can’t go wrong with this one! Yummy, creamy stick to your…

Hearty Chicken Sunflower Kale Salad

Enjoy this chicken-sunflower-kale-salad with a glass of seltzer water

When summer arrives, my goal is to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Lunch for me means that it is time for salad recipes.  But forget boring “lettuce food” style salads. When I say salad I mean a bowl full of heart healthy goodness and an amazing dressing. This Hearty Chicken Sunflower…

Roast Vegetable Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing

Tasty roast vegetable salad

Roasting vegetables in the oven brings out their natural sweetness and this makes them a perfect addition to salads. This Roast Vegetable Salad has a lovely mix of roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash and it goes perfectly with the homemade creamy cashew dressing. Best of all, this is a 30 minute meal! This is…

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 has the most amazing flavors. It’s simple to make and just full of hearty goodness and flavor. Salads don’t have to be boring and this one proves it in spades. Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  This gives us a perfect time to focus on…

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

This Paleo Chicken Salad is simple to make but the ginger cilantro 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. It makes the perfect gluten free lunch time meal. Ginger Cilantro Dressing Makes this Paleo Chicken Salad a…

Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with maple Mustard dressing.

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 find that it keeps sneaking into your lunch time pattern. This Paleo Beef…

Beef Veggie Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing

Beef veggie salad with pear gorgonzola dressing.

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 Beef veggie salad with pear Gorgonzola dressing is not your average salad.  It is…

Roasted Carrot Salad – Healthy Gluten Free Side Dish

Gluten Free Roasted Carrot Salad

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 super easy to make and so delicious.  Your family will ask for it…

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…

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 Dressing

Grapefruit honey mustard vinaigrette dressing

This tangy grapefruit honey vinaigrette 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…

Bow tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages

Bow Tie pasta with sweet italian sausage

Looking for a hearty pasta dish that your family will really love?  Try this bow tie pasta salad with sweet Italian sausages. Printable recipe – Bow tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages. I enjoy making Italian Sausages and peppers recipes. The combination of the two seems just perfect for each other and they are also…

Copycat Recipe: Lilly’s Roasted Vegetables and Chicken Salad

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

This hearty salad is a copy cat  recipe of one of my favorite café meals: Lily’s roasted vegetable and chicken 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…

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

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

Greek Salad with Kalamata Olives and Goat Cheese

Greek Salad

This tasty Greek Salad combines tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers in a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing.  It combines Goat cheese  and Kalamata olives for a nice change and makes a great side dish. Mediterranean inspired recipes make use of real natural flavors that are heart healthy and just full of flavor. This salad…

Tropical Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Vegan "Chicken" Salad with Lime Vinagrette

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 strips are very tasty and come in several great tasting flavors.…

Avocado Mango Salad – Refreshing Fruit Salad

avocado mango salad

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. This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit It’s super easy to make too.  Just heat the brown sugar and water…