Salads and Side Dishes

Butter Lettuce Salad with Brie and Candied Walnuts

Salad.....for breakfast? While salad doesn't seem like the most natural side dish for brunch, the answer is yes, so long as you use the right ingredients and flavors. Butter lettuce is the best choice for this type of salad; its creamy leaves don't add bitter flavors like other lettuce choices. Add in sweet and crunchy… Continue reading Butter Lettuce Salad with Brie and Candied Walnuts

Salads and Side Dishes

Quinoa and Kale Winter Salad

My sister originally sent me a version of the recipe last year; she'd had it for dinner at a restaurant in Stamford, CT and knew I would love it and end up putting it on my blog. I was just wrapping up winter recipes at the time, so I decided to hold off and save… Continue reading Quinoa and Kale Winter Salad

Salads and Side Dishes

Mexican Squash and Avocado Salad

Squash is without a doubt one of my favorite foods in the fall. One walk through the grocery store and you'll see such a fun mix of colors, textures, and sizes of squash. I use nearly every chance I can to put them into dishes, whether they are the star like my Delicata Squash with… Continue reading Mexican Squash and Avocado Salad

Salads and Side Dishes

Hearts of Palm, Avocado, and Tomato Dinner Salad

This salad brings back every memory of going to my Nana's house for a special dinner. Most occasions, whether having friends in town from college or celebrating Valentine's Day in middle school bring back a memory of this salad. It's the perfect savory dinner salad; filling with meaty hearts of palm, crunchy with fresh red… Continue reading Hearts of Palm, Avocado, and Tomato Dinner Salad