Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing
How about a main dish salad that's perfect for hot summer nights that the whole family will love?  Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing is so satisfying, low carb and full of favorite ingredients.  And with avocado cream dressing, I mean...who couldn't eat this every day without tiring of it?  Here's what you'll need for the salad. Included is lacinato ... Read More

Homemade Salad Dressings, a new cooking workshop

Homemade Salad Dressings, a new cooking workshop

Hello cooking friends, checkout this new class format I’m offering.  It’s a homemade salad dressing workshop full of helpful tips and delicious recipes. In this new workshop format, I will demonstrate several homemade salad dressings that are high quality, quick to make, versatile and for less than half the cost of the best store purchased brands.  You can’t beat more … Read More

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

Kale and Red Quinoa Salad

Kale and Red Quinoa Salad
New England is gorgeous this time of year. We were there to celebrate my widowed little sisters (a small - but mighty woman she is) marriage who reunited with her college sweetheart. She had big bro walk her down the aisle. Pretty bride, huh? The wedding took place in Stowe, VT. An intimate group of their family and fans gathered ... Read More

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad
Got Mint?  Yeah, me too.   My husband warned me when I planted it that it would spread, and sure enough, it did. I've had my eye on this recipe with fresh mint from Rebecca Katz (author of  The Cancer Fighting Kitchen and The Longevity Kitchen) for sometime.   It's been adapted a bit here by adding garbanzo beans and ... Read More

Main Dish Salads : Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad

This is an ideal season for this delicious salad. Make it for graduation parties, BBQ’s, and picnics. The yummy flavor and vibrant colors make it an excellent choice for a special occasion, but it’s also great to stock the fridge when you’re expecting company for the weekend. Serve it as a meal in a bowl or a side dish, and … Read More

Cooking Class : Whole Meal Salads & Gluten Free Artisan Bread Class

Whole Meal Salads & Gluten Free Artisan Bread

While it’s still snowing in several parts of our country (and in our city) let’s dream about soon to be spring and then… summer! Our long days of summer in the northwest are beautiful…not too hot, clear and sunny.   We squeeze in as much outdoor time as possible.  I like to have whole meal salads on hand any time … Read More

Main Dish Salads : Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh salad

This traditional middle eastern salad is typically made with bulgur wheat but I prefer the finer texture that quinoa offers.  Quinoa boasts all of the necessary amino acids to make a complete protein, and with the addition of garbanzo beans and a variety of chopped veggies this salad gets moved into a vegan main dish status.  Not vegan? Serve it as a side.  The … 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

Israeli Cous Cous Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

Israeli Cous Cous Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

One of our valued front desk girls who works at our hotel is expecting a baby at the end of this month. I had the privilege of hosting a baby shower for her and took the opportunity to make a festive but healthy dinner for the occasion.  What was on the menu?…. we had grilled marinated chicken kabobs, Israeli cous cous salad, … Read More