A classic Italian salad beefed up to an entree. Marinate chicken with balsamic vinegar, basil and mustard and then grill. Toss in mozzarella pearls, cherry tomatoes and avocado for an added punch!
Cole slaw is one of those things you either love or hate. If you bring it to a cookout or party, sometimes it will all go fast...or other times people will hardly touch it. When given the choice between slaw or pasta or potato salad, people usually choose the starchier side dish. I've always liked… Continue reading Memphis Coleslaw
The times are changing. Although it's still 90 degrees here in Oklahoma, fall is right behind that warm southernly breeze. My fall decor has already made its appearance. The pumpkin spice candles are burning. I'm digging jackets out of my closet. I'm eating hotter foods and thinking about soups, y'all. Soups. Summer will be out… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli Salad
There was a big Hatch green chile event going on at Crest yesterday. There were at least three huge grills outside and crews were busy roasting the green chiles over an open flame. I got suckered into a big display in the produce section: I got almost two pounds of fresh roasted green chiles for… Continue reading Steak Salad with Green Chile Chimichurri Dressing
Raw caulifower and I go way back. Wayyy back. I've always preferred veggie trays that included raw cauliflower. My grandma used to always make a raw cauliflower salad with ranch dressing and green olives (which sounds weird, but tastes INCREDIBLE). I love cauliflower just straight off the head and dipped in ranch---even dipped in nothing… Continue reading Cauliflower Antipasto
I think I've gotten a contact high from some paint job Rob was working on. Wooh. Not nearly enough ventilation in this apartment, that's for sure. I also made matters worse by busting out the grill pan and grilling up some bratwurst for lunch. The grill pan and brats produced a lot of smoke; I… Continue reading Thai Almond Zoodle Bowl
I'm living for weird and different salads this summer. Another thing I'm living for? Making my own salad dressings. So, I may have flubbed it a bit on the homemade caesar dressing, but lessons learned. Now, I'm a salad dressing making machine. Just call me the Dressing Wizard. My preferred dressing of choice is a… Continue reading Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Pepper Dressing