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 […]


Avocado and Tomato Salad

April 7, 2009

I love making this salad, it always makes me think of summer.  And even though it’s not quite summer yet, avocados and tomatoes were on sale this week (I know, not the greenest of me, but it was very budget friendly of me) and I felt like making it!