• Salmon Salad

    Salmon Salad

    Looking for an easy lunch option to add to your weekly menu? I’m always looking for new meals that are easy to make and great for a filling lunch at home or to go. This Salmon Salad is a winner in my book. I get the Wild Alaskan Salmon from Costco. It’s a great pantry item to have on hand. It’s very versatile. No salmon for you? Canned Tuna would be a great substitution here. Also, if you prefer freshly baked or sautéed salmon instead, feel free to use that. It all works here. The recipe is super easy and not time consuming at all. It comes together in under…

  • Avocado Grapefruit and Frisee Salad

    Avocado Grapefruit and Frisee Salad

    Take your salad game to the next level with this delicious mix of Avocado, Grapefruit and Frisee. Thinly sliced avocado, perfectly juicy grapefruit and beautifully crunchy Frisee, give this salad a great vibe. I topped it with my  Delicious Salad Dressing and toasted pine nuts. So good! I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid I used to eat grapefruit sprinkled with lots and lots of sugar. Eating a grapefruit was a commodity though. Any type of citrus or exotic fruit was a once yearly treat and usually received as a Christmas gift. Thank you, Communism. Today, my kids are lucky to have an abundance of various fruit to…

  • Delicious Salad Dressing

    This Greek style dressing is so refreshing and delicious on any combination of greens and veggies. It’s quite delicious over greens and fruit as well. It’s got a great punch of garlic and the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice pull everything together very nicely. For the salad pictured, I used a combination of romaine hearts and baby spinach. Topped it with garbanzo beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, and wild caught salmon (canned) from Costco. I also sprinkled the beets with a little bit of feta cheese. It was quite delicious, refreshing and most importantly, healthy. I need a good detox from all the holiday eating I’ve been taking part in. So…

  • Healthy Steak Salad

    Making this salad was the highlight of my Sunday afternoon. It takes little time and you can prep some of the items way ahead of time. I cooked the beets earlier in the day and refrigerated them until I was ready to plate the salad. I also cooked the marinade and got that set in the fridge with the steak early on in the day. When it came to dinner time, my husband grilled the steak while I build the rest of the salad. It’s all about team work, folks. It makes things so much easier. Give this a try. You will love it. It’s clean. healthy and delicious!!

  • Watermelon Salad

    I was obsessed over watermelon salads all summer long. Actually, I am still obsessing… I tried many variations and none of them disappointed. This mix was especially crisp and tasty. The crunchy cucumber, juicy watermelon, sweet mango, spicy jalapeño and the basil make a wonderful union. Then, you add the dressing and OMG. I made this for some wonderful ladies a few weekends ago, while we were spending a weekend away at a beautiful cottage on Lake Huron. It was a side dish next to chicken kabobs served with naan and hummus. The best! So hurry up, friends… make this salad before summer comes to an end. Or, make this…

  • Watermelon + Prosciutto + Mint Salad

    Well, you won’t find a more refreshing mix than this one for a salad. This salad screams SUMMER and I love it!!! Take 15 minutes out of your busy day and make this. You will love it too. And if you don’t, you can drop it off at my house so I can eat it. If you are hosting a party, I promise that your guests will be impressed with this mix as well. Play around and mix this up with various seasonal ingredients; add cantaloupe, peaches, blackberries, and even your favorite crumbled cheeses. Pure deliciousness and OH so fresh and light. I served this with a soft boiled egg…

  • Cucumber & Tomato Salad

    Are you looking for something fresh, healthy and delicious to make or bring to a summer party? Check out this salad!  Growing up, this type of salad was always on our breakfast, lunch and dinner table. We were lucky to have fresh veggie from the garden, too.  You can mix this up by adding radishes or even thinly sliced peppers. You can’t mess this up, really!  I used to eat this salad with fresh homemade bread and butter. I mean I used to dip the bread in the leftover dressing. Try it. I bet you will love it too!  I made this batch for a crowd. Cut it down for…

  • Thai Turkey Meatball Salad

    This salad is so fresh and so easy to put together. It can easily be prepped in advance too, and simply constructed minutes before your meal. The idea is very similar to the Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps I have posted. However, it doesn’t involve as many ingredients. I guess its a simplified version for a quick weeknight meal. Let me know how you like it! XO    

  • Mexican Seasoning Blend and Dinner Ideas

    With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, I thought i’d share with you the recipe of the Mexican Seasoning Blend I have been using for over a year. We all know that it is easy to pick up a taco seasoning packet at the store and throw a quick dinner together. Those packets however, may contain some iffy ingredients. To avoid those iffy ingredients, purchase your spices separately. Be sure to get organic options and make your own batch of Mexican Seasoning Blend. It will take you about 5 minutes to make a large batch that will last you a while. I use it at least once a week and a batch will last…

  • Bean Salad

    I love the freshness of this salad. It is also super light and easy to make. I used fresh beans which I soaked over night and then boiled in salty water with a bay leaf, for about 45 minutes. You can use canned beans if you wish. I basically cleaned out my fridge with the rest of the ingredients in this dish. Nothing goes to waste in this house. Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!