Vibrant Summer Four Bean Salad

4 types of beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives and vibrant peppers make up this delicious and healthy summer salad that is always the first to disappear at picnics. This beautifully colorful bean salad is always the first to go at potlucks.  No one can resist the vibrant colors.   It is also one of […]

Delicious Greek Salad w/ Homemade Dressing

Greek salad is full of fresh veggies like cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, onions, etc. in a light dressing for a perfect side dish or addition to a meal.  A Greek salad is a Greek salad is a Greek salad. So how do we make our Greek salad stand out against the other 400 recipes circulating the […]

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Honey Mustard & Apple Vinaigrette

Shaved Brussel sprouts with bacon, apples, dried cranberries and nuts in a simple honey mustard and apple vinaigrette. Meet my latest obsession.   Did you know that you can eat Brussel sprouts raw?  I mean I wouldn’t go and just pop one in my mouth, but once they are shredded they act almost like cabbage […]

Mediterranean Bowtie Pasta Salad

Bright, colorful and healthy veggies are tossed with Farfalle pasta and a lemony vinaigrette for a Mediterranean Pasta Salad that can be served alongside burgers at your next BBQ or a light lunch. No one really needs a specific reason, season, time of year, or party to make a pasta salad.  In  my opinion they […]

Lemon Garlic Kale Salad with Pistachios, Pine Nuts and Cranberries

If you have tried endless kale salads to hop on the healthy ban wagon only to be sadly disappointed like me then you haven’t tried this one.   Fresh kale is chopped and tossed in wonderfully light lemon garlic dressing (with a surprising ingredient) along with pistachios, pine nuts and dried cranberries.  It will make […]

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 […]