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The June Salad Challenge! Plus, 6 Scrumptious Salad Recipes to Kick it Off.

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a challenge on the blog and as I mentioned last week I’ve had an idea cooking in my mind for a while now. In spirit of some friendly inspiration and accountability, I’m challenging myself and all of you lovely readers to enjoy one salad each and every day […]

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Spring Salad with Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing

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  As May approaches and spring is in full force, I’m finding excuses to walk everywhere, lugging my camera in tote. I have a blister and sore right shoulder to prove it! Tulips, daffodils, and cherry blossoms are in bloom, tiny green leaves sprout, I’m sneezing like crazy, and our car is a lovely shade […]

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Citrus Beet Salad with Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

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I’m a recent beet fan, however I can’t say I’ve made much time to cook with them. They just always seem like such a pain in the butt to prepare and cook, don’t they? The peeling, the red stains, the roots, the dirt. Bah. I used to pass them by for easier-to-prepare vegetables, even though […]

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Tropical Mango, Banana, & Pineapple Kale Salad with Creamy Pineapple Lime Coconut Dressing

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As I type this post, we’re getting a snow storm. It’s so beautiful out, but I can’t help but dream of the summer. I can barely remember what the forest looks like all green and full of life. Right now, it’s stark white and eerily still. I don’t know about you, but I‘ve got a […]

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Whole Foods Inspired Layered Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

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Remember this fun layered salad I had from Whole Foods while in Arizona?   I believe I said, “Mark my words, this will be the first thing I make when I’m on Canadian soil.” Ok, so it wasn’t technically the first thing I made (not even close if you could see all the recipe testing […]

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Dinosaur Dill Crunch Salad with Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas

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The healthy dinner recipes continue… I’m happy to report that as of December 30th, I finished off my cabbage that haunted me for almost 2 months in my fridge. 2 months. I think I’ve discovered the fountain of youth because cabbage just won’t die! Plus, I really didn’t want to bring this “cabbage baggage” with […]

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Top 5 Salad Recipes of 2011

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      Last night, as I was eating my 4th holiday cookie in a row dunked in Holly Nog, I started to think about salad. and Green Monsters. Funny  how that works, eh? and then my thoughts drifted back to more holiday cookies. So I ate the last Chocolate Chip Cookie with toasted pecans (sorry Eric) […]

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Over The Rainbow Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

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Hello, beautiful. I have a secret to share with you about food photography. Don’t eat all the food before you photograph it! I’ve been there before. It usually involves Holly nog smoothies and Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothies. Want to know another secret? Photograph an easy subject, like fruit and veggies. They do all the work […]

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Holiday Salad with Cranberry Apple Orange Vinaigrette

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Pop Quiz: Shredded Coconut or snow? Answer: Shredded coconut ……just joking! It’s snow. We had our first dusting of snow today and it made for a nice backdrop for a few photos. The snow also made for a near-death experience while carrying the camera, tripod, plate, and salad dressing across the slippery deck. This may […]

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Vegan Holiday Dinner Ideas + A New Recipe

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One of my frequently asked questions around this time of the year is always, “What vegan recipes can I make for my upcoming holiday meals that will impress the skeptics?” Eating vegetarian, vegan, or other special diet can be challenging, especially around the holidays. It doesn’t help matters when “Uncle Joe” is ranting and raving […]

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