Thai Green Mango Salad

Thai Green Mango Salad #recipe via

A crisp and refreshing Thai salad made with unripened (green) mango, mung bean sprouts, red pepper, and plenty of cilantro. The door opens inward, pushing against the rolled up towel that sits at the bottom attempting to block out the raw boreal wind that whips by on the other side. The cold air pushes into […]

Tangy Vinegar Coleslaw for Your 4th of July Barbecue

Tangy Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe via

Crunchy cabbage gets slathered in a honey-sweetened vinegar sauce for a barbecue salad recipe that is equal parts crunch and tang, and just slightly sweet. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty […]

I’m Going to Start with the Grilled Radicchio {Honey Ginger Dressing}

Grilled Radicchio with Honey Ginger Dressing via

Radicchio hits the grill and gets drizzled with a honey-sweetened ginger dressing in this easy side salad recipe. There was something about the way they looked that drew me to them, these deep purple variegated orbs sitting amongst a sea of green on the produce department. I added them to my cart without purpose. Once […]

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dressing with a Quinoa Salad

Avocado Yogurt Dressing with Quinoa Salad via

A bright and creamy yogurt avocado dressing pulls together this quinoa salad dotted with bits of bell pepper and served on a bed of fresh spinach. Let’s talk about lunch. Back in grade school I started avoiding school lunch. I disliked standing in the line with my red paper ticket purchased that morning from a […]

Roasted Beet and Lacinato Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


Roasted chioggia beets top this raw lacinato kale salad, dressed with a roasted lemon vinaigrette and dotted with soft bits of creamy goat cheese. A recipe worthy of the Thanksgiving dinner table or to spoil yourself with for lunch. Thanksgiving comes but once a year. Actually, our family is giving thanks three times this year […]

Mason Jar Meals: Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar


An easy on-the-go lunch or dinner, this ranch chicken salad is a great way to repurpose your leftovers, make lunch grab-and-go, and ensure you’re eating right even when life feels like it’s running a marathon. I roll over, kicking the covers off and lying there in my bed, letting myself adjust to the temperature difference. […]

Bean and Barley Arugula Salad: A Picnic for the Planet Giveaway


Large cannellini beans, barley, and arugula mix together to become an easy salad for bringing to the park to enjoy on a warm spring day. April 22nd is Earth Day. Get involved. Have a Picnic for the Planet. The weather has been kind lately. Too kind, almost. Where I live the weather can change quickly, […]