Chive Blossom Vinaigrette Dressing

June 20, 2009

Ok this picture doesn’t show off the dressing really well, but it DOES show off the gorgeous salad that I had! Fresh strawberry slices, blueberry farmer’s market cheese, and pepper crusted bacon on a bed of spring greens, with seriously the most awesome vinaigrette dressing I have ever tasted. So believe it or not, chives […]


Pesto Chicken Salad

June 18, 2009

I created a dressing using a different set of flavors than I typically do in chicken salad, and created this pesto version out of some awesome basil and arugula that I purchased at the farmer’s market this past weekend.  This was also the PERFECT way to use up all the rest of my chicken leftover […]


Greek Lentil Salad

May 22, 2009

This salad was super easy and flavorful, and a great way to prepare lentils, one of my favorite types of beans!  I LOVE eating salads on these warmer days, but I get tired of the boring lettuce w/ random veggies thing really fast, and so I like to find new creative ways to make salads. […]

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Pan-Seared Marinated Tuna

May 4, 2009

This meal was incredibly easy, but oh so good.  One of my FAVORITE fish is tuna steaks.  And if you want a quick and simple way to prep tuna, marinating and then a quick pan searing is totally the way to go.  I created a honey/ginger marinade, and then quickly pan seared it and topped […]

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Cucumber Salad

May 2, 2009

I had purchased too much cucumber when I set out to make the gazpacho the other day, and so have been looking for a refreshing way to enjoy yummy cool refreshing cucumber.  I kept coming across various salads (like this one!) involving a simple quick preparation method using sesame, and decided to give it a […]


Happy Earth Day! and a Candied Walnut Salad

April 23, 2009

Since we are celebrating Earth Day today, I wanted to make something fresh and yummy that tasted like spring.  I’m not sure candied walnuts taste like spring, but they just kind of happened as I was putting together this salad (yum!).  The salad is fresh though, and flavorful.  I love the mix of salty and […]