Lunchbox Chicken Salad

Chicken Apple Salad
Fall has arrived in the northwest bringing with it some amazing sunsets. September ushers in new schedules and commitments which means the day to day pace is kicked up a notch - especially after the lazy days of summer.  Being prepared with clean proteins, plus washed and prepped veggies helps keep me on track and eating well at times like ... Read More

Wild Tuna, Orange and Parsley Salad

Wild Tuna, Orange and Parsley Salad
Do you know about Wild Planet Tuna?   They hand-cut and pack delicious premium tuna steaks in a micro-cannery process using BPA free cans.  All of the Omega 3 oils are retained and no liquid is added (BTW, they recommend not draining this tuna).  Because they select smaller albacore, the fish accumulates less mercury.  Wild Planet is a company committed to ... Read More

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
This recipe is from David Lebovitz's cookbook My Paris Kitchen.  My daughter "accidentally" left her copy at my house, knowing it will make excellent bedtime reading material for me.  After paging through it I noticed we liked the same recipes, and this is one of them. With temp's getting warmer, all we want to do is play and work outdoors. ... Read More

Whole Bowl Knockoff : The Winter Lunchbox

Whole Bowl Knockoff

Eating healthier seems to be on everyone’s New Year’s resolution list.  That could be a challenge especially if you’re in the habit of brown bagging and you have a gluten and dairy intolerance.  There are great lunch options beyond meat and cheese sandwiches.  Homemade soups, salads, hummus and gluten free crackers and these meal in a bowl concoctions provide plant … Read More

Product Review : The Coolest Salad Lunchbox

The Coolest Salad Lunchbox

Our garden is planted and with the sunny, warm temperatures we’re having, seeds are bursting into sprouted lettuces, kale, chard and lots more.  In a few weeks we will have more lettuce than we know what to do with.  Since we pack a salad for lunch everyday in the summer, I’ve been on the hunt for a handy salad lunchbox.   What … Read More

Barley, Fennel, and Radish Salad and Lazy Day Radish Pickles

Barley, Fennel, and Radish Salad

It’s just the begining of the season where we eat what we grow and grow what we eat and radishes are full on! But what else does one do with the abundance of radishes besides slice them into green salads? I found this fragrant barley salad with fennel, dill and radishes in a recent issue of bon appetit. It looked … Read More