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Mediterranean White Bean Salad

September 18, 2022
Mediterranean White Bean Salad Blog Post with a picture of a bowl of Mediterranean white bean salad on a table

I have been inspired to create and eat more Mediterranean-based recipes this year. Especially during the warm months of the year. That area of the world is known for having greater longevity than here in the US. It is lower in sugar and rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. They also consume less red meat and more fish. And the olive oil is always flowing as well. I…

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Italian Pasta Salad

June 26, 2022
Italian Pasta Salad Recipe Post- Picture of a colorful red bowl filled with Italian pasta salad

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time for a nice, cool, refreshing pasta salad like this Italian pasta salad. I don’t know about you, but when the summer heat arrives, the last thing I want is a lot of hot foods to eat. I certainly don’t want to be spending tons of time in a hot kitchen. And I really like the ease of a nice pasta…

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Spinach Salad with Blueberries and Blue Cheese

February 14, 2020

When it comes to getting more produce in your diet, salads can really help! I have been enjoying trying new taste combinations in my salad. This past year, there’s been a good amount of emphasis on sweet and savory combinations. This spinach salad is no exception, but it’s not over the top sweet. I love this salad because it has so many health benefits associated with the nutrients…

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Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

December 4, 2019
a bowl with fall harvest salad

I love this time of year. The weather has gotten cooler, and it gets dark earlier. And it’s the time for some wonderful fall produce.  We also move towards using heavier, more dense produce such as root vegetables and winter squash. But I like to continue finding ways to incorporate fresh produce throughout the fall and winter months. One way I do this is by creating new salad…

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Tomato and Cucumber Salad

June 20, 2019
Bowl with tomato and cucumber salad

Have you ever made tomato and cucumber salad? If not, you really should!  The official start of summer is just a few weeks away, but the temperatures are already climbing. School gets out this week here in my neck of the woods. And the growing season is well underway. That means lots of freshly grown produce at my local farmer’s market each week. Two summer staples are tomatoes…

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Homemade Greek Dressing

June 10, 2019

I am a huge fan of Greek Salad. Seriously…I love them. So much so that I have created a Greek Burger that is topped with some. It is so yummy I almost can’t stand it! Now that I’m trying to avoid many of the store-bought versions of my favorite products, I knew I needed to make my own Greek dressing. Simple ingredients, so you know what you’re putting into…

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Why You Should Stop Eating Iceberg Lettuce

July 27, 2017
A picture of a salad on a plate with the blog post title "Why You Should Stop Eating Iceburg Lettuce"

I will fully admit that I am a former unhealthy salad eater. When I ate a salad before, any nutritional value was swept away in the river of processed thousand island dressing, and hiding beneath a mountain or croutons. We won’t even mention the other additions I added to my bowl (as I hang my head in shame), And, of course, I was the iceberg lettuce queen! Don’t…