Salads and Side Dishes

Green Bean and Chickpea Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

I'm sure everyone has those days where you can't remember how many days it has been since you've eaten a vegetable. I guess I'm saying that because I'm hoping I'm not that only one that feels that way sometimes. Our schedule can get really crazy, and all the sudden an oatmeal breakfast followed by a… Continue reading Green Bean and Chickpea Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

Salads and Side Dishes

Super Foods Salad

You probably have seen articles in health magazines that talk about "Super Foods". These are not little produce items sporting a cape and mask, but they do perform a lot of crime fighting in your body. Some Super Foods ward off high cholesterol, others heart disease, and some research supports that Super Foods can prevent… Continue reading Super Foods Salad

Salads and Side Dishes

Caprese Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

I walked into Whole Foods the other day and was overcome with emotion at the sight of red and green on the front product table. The little food angels in my head started singing, "it's the most wonderful time, of the year....". This was no Christmas in August moment, it was the start of heirloom… Continue reading Caprese Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salads and Side Dishes

Farmers’ Market Vegetable Salad

On my days off from work, there is nothing better than walking around the farmers' market. Especially if Ryan is in town and I get to drag him with me. My favorite market is in Lippit Park here on Saturday mornings and really has become a community event. There are tons of fruit and vegetable… Continue reading Farmers’ Market Vegetable Salad