Chilled Pasta Salad

July 15, 2010

I tend to lose my appetite easily when it is grossly hot outside like it has been this week, tending towards fresh fruits and greens over carbs & meats.  There’s just one problem with desiring such lighter fare day after day – I don’t consume enough calories and then I am hungry.  So how to […]


Carrot and Avocado Salad

April 29, 2010

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m freaking in love with avocados.  Like, I could eat one every single day and never ever get tired of them.  Despite living in the North East, I grew up on avocados.  My mom is from California and loves avocados almost as much as I do, so we […]


Shrimp and Avocado Salad

April 26, 2010

I had a post ready for you all.  I was so moved by Shauna‘s recent post where she poured out her heart and soul about her life; it was exactly the wake-up call that I needed.  I immediately wanted to share with you all my story, and my struggles with my own body.  For, while […]


Le Printemps Commence!

March 26, 2010

It is Springtime!  The cool rains gently fall, coating the earth a thin damp blanket that threatens the sun’s best attempts to show its face after the long harsh cold.  I hang my head staring hopelessly out the window, mourning the end of a depressingly brief cameo of the sun’s warm glow, strangely not comforted […]


Endive Salad with Blood Orange, Avocado and Radish

January 31, 2010

Winter is the season for endives (pronounced ahn-deev in French), and nothing could have said that more than their prevalence at every single stand at the market last weekend.  Red ones, white ones, Belgian endives are totally in their prime right now.  They are a crunchy and slightly bitter salad green whose flavor pairs well […]


Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad

November 23, 2009

One of my friends suggested that this should be called “Hello Fall, I love you” salad, and I think she is right.  With roasted butternut squash, fresh pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans, and gruyere cheese, this salad epitomizes several of my favorite flavors of the season.  Pomegranates are in season now (so is squash), and I […]