Crunchy Spring Salad from Bon Appetit

A hearty, healthy salad is one of the most satisfying warm-weather dinners. This salad is full of crisp lettuce, crunchy veggies and peanuts, and spicy Asian flavor. The combination of radishes, sugar snap peas, cucumbers and peanuts is just a little bit unique, and tastes incredibly fresh. I found this recipe on Bon Appetit and…

Spring Chicken Salad

As the weather gets warmer and I spend more and more time outside, I sometimes get a little lazy in the kitchen. I love quick salads for lunch and dinner, but sometimes I want something healthy that is also a little heartier than a big bowl of greens. Enter this chicken salad. It is full…

Brown Rice Turmeric Salad with Tomatoes, Pine nuts, and Herbs

This beautiful rice dish is full of healthy fats, fiber, and fresh spring flavor. I made this on Saturday night and topped it with a poached egg for a light dinner, and then packed the leftovers with some cooked shrimp for a great Monday lunch. In the spring I like to cook with as many…

Super Green Salad

This salad is sweet, sour, crunchy, and creamy. Crisp baby lettuces are topped with kiwi and avocado, dressed in lime juice, and sprinkled with mild chevre. In the winter, I often crave summery fruits and vegetables, but it’s nice to eat seasonally. This salad has a ‘summer’ taste but uses winter greens and kiwi. It…

Roasted Citrus Salad

This is not just any salad. I bookmarked this recipe awhile ago on bonappetit.com, and finally got around to testing it. I loved the contrast of chewy, caramelized citrus fruits with creamy avocado and crunchy red onion. I have never made a habit of eating citrus fruits, but this salad may help to change that….

Carrot-Ginger-Turmeric Dressing

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. We spent lots of time outside this weekend, and I had a great run on Saturday. After a month, I finally have my ‘speed’ back on the long uphills here. It feels good! On Sundays, I like to plan a few meals for the week,…

Cabbage Slaw with Spicy Peanut Dressing: A Healthy Start to the Week

If you are one of the many people (including myself) who overindulged during the Superbowl last night, this salad is for you. I actually brought this to a Superbowl party as an accompaniment for pulled pork, and it was great! Using pre-shredded cabbage makes the prep work for this salad a breeze, and the creamy…

Mid-Winter Salad with Strawberries

It is now the time of year that warmer weather seems just around the corner. In fact, with our recent warm spell in Utah, I am craving warmer weather. With spring comes sunshine, warmer days, beautiful runs, endless weekend afternoons outdoors, and fresh fruits and veggies. There is nothing better than a fresh spring dinner…

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Here’s a great mid-week recipe. This is quick and easy to make, healthy, and tastes like one of my favorite bar foods. I absolutely love buffalo wings, but since they are deep fried and much of the flavor depends on fatty chicken skin, I try to avoid them. This salad is a great compromise. It…

A Festive Salad for the Holidays: Fennel Pomegranate Salad with Celery

Often during the holidays meaty main dishes, starches, and desserts take center stage, at the expense of in-season fruits and vegetables. This is unfortunate, because there are so many wonderful seasonal treats- braising greens, citrus fruits, pears, persimmons, and cherimoyas to name a few- that need little embellishment. This salad recipe from Bon Appetit makes…