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Peach and Tomato Chickpea Salad

Are you tired of legume salads yet? I hope not, because today I have my favorite of the summer thus far: a Peach and Tomato Chickpea Salad. This summer has been a doozy, in regards to both the hustle and the sweltering heat and humidity. If you’re from the South, the West or the Midwest, you’re probably rolling your eyes at me as I complain about temperatures in the high 80’s to low 90’s; but…

How to Prep Kale for Salads and Recipes

Kale: not going to solve all of your problems or end war, but delicious and nutritious nonetheless. Kale is easily one of my favorite greens to consume and work with. Early on, however, I wasn’t entirely sure how to prep it for my salads or grain bowls. I’d underdress and under prepare, leaving the kale too dry, scratchy and difficult to digest. Over time, I discovered better ways to prep it for my salads and…

Citrus Pico De Gallo Black Bean Salad

Another week of choosing to avoid the oven as much as possible brings you this simple addition to your weekday lunches or dinners: Citrus Pico De Gallo Black Bean Salad. Tart and citrusy from fresh lime juice and fresh and spicy from the pico de gallo. Perfect as a light main course, side dish, or snack dip, this recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes of time! This recipe is chock full of healthy fats, fiber,…

Honey Tamari Cucumber Salad with Ginger, Jalapeño, Cilantro and Lime

Honey, Tamari, Jalapeno, Pickled Ginger, Cilantro, Lime Juice. Yes, that is a lot of flavors. I probably would’ve never tried combining tamari soy sauce and ginger with (what I consider) hispanic flavors, but boy did it work! Last week I started checking out cookbooks from our local library, not to follow the recipes necessarily, but to teach myself more about flavor blending and specific cooking/baking techniques. I was surprised to see just how many recipes…

Strawberry, Walnut and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

The farmers’ market was busting at the seams with awesome finds today. I love browsing the little white tents for produce, flowers and other craft goods. Today I snagged a gorgeous bouquet of peonies that are now bringing so much joy to my kitchen counter. Strawberries and micro greens were among the other things I purchased, both of which made it into today’s recipe: a Strawberry, Walnut and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad. Just 10 minutes…

Strawberry, Avocado + Arugula Salad w/ a Simple Honey Mustard Vinaigrette and Having Grace With Yourself When Feeling Distracted

We are in the midst of our first heat wave here, which leaves me wanting to go no where near the oven. I’m also in the midst of an unfortunate recipe and writers’ block spell. Thankfully, I picked up a few perfect salad ingredients from the farmers’ market this morning and aside from my overall lack of creativity in the kitchen lately, I never feel challenged to come up with a new favorite salad combination.…

Roasted Beet + Mint Salad

I wasn’t always so open to eating any type of vegetable. Growing up in the Army, we we’re usually limited to whatever the commissary’s were stocking, and it typically was a very standard set of vegetables. Additionally, this was long before our family discovered the beautiful art of roasting any vegetable under the sun. I spent the first 25 years of my life thinking I hated beets. I think its mostly because I associated them with…

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad – Vegan + Gluten Free

Salad season is upon us! Through the late spring and summer, I love nothing more than a delicious and unique salad with or as dinner. Anyone out there who doesn’t have central A/C understands the desire to leave the oven off as much as possible as the mercury rises. Luckily, I have a pretty decent collection of go-to salads for summer weeknight meals that also double as great dishes to bring along to barbecues. Today’s…

2 Ingredient Slaw: the Easiest Topping for Your Tacos, BBQ + More

Today I bring you one of the most simple “life hack” style recipes and a short cut I use quite often: my two ingredient coleslaw. Personally, I find normal coleslaw to be pretty meh. The texture is okay and all, but the dressing certainly can leave something to be desired. I do love the idea of coleslaw though: a creamy + crunchy little salad that can be eaten on its own or a top virtually…

Falafel & Farro Bowl

Its easy to get into little food ruts of making the same kind of meals each week. If you’re looking for a recipe to shake things up, look no further. I used to make falafel pretty often when I was eating mostly vegetarian, but I kind of forgot about it for awhile. However, this past weekend I stumbled upon a falafel picture on Instagram from a blogger I follow, and I immediately craved the the…