lettuce-free salad.

hello friends. this is a gentle reminder from your loving, veggie-obsessed blogger… salads don’t have to have lettuce in them. here’s the evidence… who needs boring lettuce? you can make a yummy salad like this, and put it in the fridge, dressed and all, and it will just get better and better over the next few days. it’s such a healthy and quick snack. and … Continue reading lettuce-free salad.

summer salad platter.

these summer flavors seem to always lift my spirits and make me feel like it’s not a dang monday. can you even see the watermelon in there?  i got a little carried away with the toppings. i bought that gorgeous orange and yellow-fleshed watermelon, and, although i miss the classic watermelon red color, this one is mild and absolutely lovely. the cucumber came from the … Continue reading summer salad platter.

grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.

hey fennel lovers!  this one’s for you! fennel is one of those things where you either are obsessed with it and ooh and aah when you see it added to the menu, or ~ you’re the person sitting next to that outspoken, over-zealous fennel lover, wishing he/she would shut up already. i’m here to tell you:  it’s waaaay more fun to be the former. have you really … Continue reading grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.

gorgeous raspberry vinaigrette.

i am thrilled with my newest creation ~ this absolutely stunning raspberry vinaigrette. it’s so easy to make a big batch of this tart, fruity dressing, and keep in your fridge for CONSTANT. SALAD. ACTION. store-bought salad dressings are full of sugar, corn syrup (same thing), soybean oil (yuck), and sodium.  i hate the way they taste.  this is a salad dressing you can make … Continue reading gorgeous raspberry vinaigrette.

tuna cakes, buffalo style.

this is an old classic made yummier and healthier, if i do say so myself. if you think tuna cakes are disgusting, then maybe you need to call these something else.  perhaps tuna sliders, sans bun?  or crispy tuna medallions? whatever you decide to call them, these are sensational.  i found myself talking about them in my last student’s lesson (hi michelle!) and had to … Continue reading tuna cakes, buffalo style.

spinach salad w/skinny bacon dressing.

hello, rainy monday!  i’m so happy to see you! and it’s the first day of summer vacation too!  YIPPEEEE!  my schedule is greatly reduced, and i get my hub back.  it’s absolutely heaven. i’m so glad to have more time to BLOG!!!  I’ve missed it so much.  every day i don’t try and post a new recipe, i feel a little sad.  like i haven’t … Continue reading spinach salad w/skinny bacon dressing.

tricolore salad w/ginger soy dressing.

i’m pretty sure there are more than three colors in this salad, but i love that fancy word for my tricked out lunch! tricolore salad: three-colored salad.  aka: basically the most powerful superfood ingredients you can possibly eat, all in a bowl, hanging out together in harmony.  toss with a tangy dressing, and you have a party. what’s in there?  i can’t rememer ~ i … Continue reading tricolore salad w/ginger soy dressing.