Roasted Sweet Potato, Spinach & Quinoa Summer Salad

A POWERHOUSE of nutrients in a summer side dish (or main veg) with roasted sweet potatoes, spinach, quinoa and avocados in a light lemony vinaigrette. I’m always looking for new summer side dishes and this one pretty much kills it! If you want to reverse the signs of aging, get stronger bones, fight inflammation, lose […]

Mediterranean Chickpea & Feta Salad

All the glorious ripe veggies of summer … bell peppers, cucumbers, red tomatoes, red onion … all combined with some Kalamata olives, feta cheese and chickpeas in a lemon vinaigrette.  Serve it cold, room temperature, alone, on a salad, as a side dish.  Totally versatile!   This Mediterranean Chickpea and Feta Salad is one of […]

New York Deli Style Macaroni Salad

New York deli style macaroni salad.  No eggs, no cheese, no carrots.  Just like you would find at your corner  deli.  Growing up on Long Island (or anywhere in NYC for that matter) you will find a deli about every 7 feet.  They are on literally every corner.  The best part is when you walk […]

Easy Simple Classic Potato Salad

Potatoes, celery and onions tossed in a classic mayo dressing … simple ingredients make the best recipes! If you google or search up potato salad on the internet you will quickly discover that there are several ways this recipe can be made.  It all depends on who you ask and what part of the country […]

Caprese Steak Salad with Mozzarella, Tomatoes in a Reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Steak Caprese Salad with the most delicious savory reduced balsamic vinaigrette, you won’t want to miss a drop! I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as STEAK Caprese Salad.  I’m not sure, I’ve never googled it to be honest, but that’s really what this is when you dissect it. All I knew was […]

Healthy Broccoli Cranberry Almond Salad

If you’ve ever had Whole Foods Broccoli salad you will love our lightened up version. It still has the crunchy broccoli, dried cranberries, slivered almonds, red onion and bacon, but the dressing is much lighter with no added sugar! With all the summer salads floating around at family and company picnics this summer, you probably think […]

Roasted Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad

  I’ve been on a quinoa kick a lot lately.  I really try to eat it as often as I can.  It is light and fluffy.  It’s not too filling and it has 8 of the essential amino acids that our bodies need which makes it one of the only foods that are a complete […]

Classic Carrot Summer Salad

Yum Here is a great summer recipe that will tickle those taste buds!  I know carrot salad may not sound so appealing to the kids but you have to trust me on this one.  Once they taste the sweetness of the pineapple and raisins they will be hooked! Traditional Carrot Salad has just carrots, raisins […]

Summer Israeli Couscous with Tomatoes, Cranberries and Basil

A light, refreshing vegetarian side dish using round pearl shaped Israeli couscous.  This can be served cold or at room temperature making it a great potluck dish to share! Have you ever had Israeli couscous before?  It is also called Pearl Couscous.  It is a small, round pasta that is simmered in either water or broth for about 10 minutes […]

Rainbow Macaroni Salad

I grew up in New York and we New Yorkers love our delis, I mean REALLY love our delis.  So much so they are on almost every corner of every street.   You have Italian delis and Jewish delis.  Both have their specialties, it just depends on what you’re looking for. The Italian delis have the […]

Tomato, Cucumber and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

A fresh crisp caprese salad with vine ripened tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mozzarella cheese in a light vinaigrette served with fresh basil ~ an explosion of summer in a bowl! There really aren’t 2 flavors I love more together than tomatoes and basil.   Well, ok maybe 3 … when you add the mozzarella cheese! […]

Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries and Almonds

A great twist on an American staple summer food.   Coleslaw is combined with crisp apples, dried cranberries and slivered almonds added in. Yogurt, mayo, honey and vinegar make this dressing stellar! How in the world can you have a bbq without coleslaw?  I mean it’s creamy, it’s crunchy and it’s best when it’s ICE […]