Chicken Curry Salad- the healthy (and delicious!) version

This is one of my go to dishes.  It is easy, quick, healthy, flavorful, and I usually have the ingredients on hand.  What more can you ask for? Curry is a general name for a mix of spices (generally from South Asia) and so the flavors can vary widely from brand to brand.  I have…

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Wow Your Friends With Homemade Croutons

There are a few things that are crazy easy, but make you look like a star in the kitchen. Croutons are one of them.  Others?  Making your own salad dressing, butter, popsicles, or drinks.  All of them take just minutes, but look like Martha was there helping. And the best part is, they start out with stale…

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Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Anyone have an overabundance of tomatoes in their garden?  If so, I am completely jealous!  Our garden has yet to produce much, aside from copious amounts of mint.  But I hear tell that it is tomato season, and I see evidence of it at the farmer’s markets recently.  Beautiful bright red romas, colorful heirlooms.  My…

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Chinese Chicken Salad

I bought the most beautiful Savoy Cabbage last weekend at the farmer’s market, and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.  This chinese chicken salad is my go to recipe whenever I see a savoy or napa cabbage that I cannot resist (which is almost every time I see one). Of course,…

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Berry Walnut Salad with a Walnut Balsamic Vinaigrette

Its strawberry season, so prepare yourselves.  I love berries almost more than life itself. So, no that we’ve entered my favorite time of year, and fresh berries are abundant, I warn you that there will be more than one post about berries this summer. The picture above is of my favorite local strawberries that you…

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Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Detox diet, day 8.  So much to say about it, but no time to do so.  For now, I will leave you with a recipe for this delicious salad I have eaten every day for the last 8 days, and I still look forward to it every time.  Its bright, flavorful, healthy and takes about…

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