Marinated Shrimp Salad

During the hot summer months, I love eating all types of salads. That includes fruit salads, grain salads, bean salads, veggies salads, meat salads (yes there is such a thing, like this Grass-fed lamb and Quinoa Salad), and of course… shrimp salad! Salads of all kinds are generally light, refreshing, cooling, and easy to prepare. […]


Sweet and Spicy Slaw

Whatever the farmer brings, I like to put together into a new recipe. Like this cabbage slaw.


Simple and Succulent Tomato Salad

Tomatoes are the bomb dog diggity when it comes to juicy, succulent and hydrating foods. You can certainly eat them all year round, but my favorite time is during the summer and at the height of the tomato growing season. This salad below is simply… well… mostly tomatoes. That’s it! What else do you need?? […]


Aromatic Basil and Cherry Tomato Salad

When it comes to refreshing summer salads, the simpler the better. Like this Basil and Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad for example. It’s got 3 main ingredients: cherry tomatoes, basil and red onion. Plus, there’s a very simple vinaigrette dressing, and you can garnish with some crumbled feta cheese if you’d like. Creating simple salads lets […]


Black Beans and Sweet Summer Corn Salad

Beans and corn are kinda like peas and carrots… they work really well together. Corn lacks the amino acids, tryptophan and lysine, that are essential to forming proteins. And, beans are high in lysine and tryptophan to make up for that lack. So these two foods, when combined together, create a healthful and delicious dish. […]


Crisp Nappa Summer Salad

Summer time is salad time! This crisp, crunchy and simple summer salad was inspired by my local CSA veggies. It’s simple, refreshing, and totally delish!


Warm Asparagus Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

The fresh and tasty asparagus season is brief – from April until June (in the Northeastern United States). So, you’ve got three months to eat asparagus like crazy! You can start with this delicious Asparagus Salad.


Radicchio, Fennel and Apple Salad with Rosemary Vinaigrette

Radicchio… you either love it, or you hate it. I LOVE IT! Radicchio (Chichorium intybus) is a member of the daisy or sunflower family (Asteraceae, or Compositae). Some common varieties of this family of lettuces are chicory and endive. I’m sure you’ve seen these interesting lettuces in the grocery store or at the farmers market. […]

Colorful Beet Salad with Pickled Onions

Rainbow Beet Salad with Pickled Onions

Eating colorful food ensures that we are getting a wide variety of nutrients and antioxidants into our daily diet. This delicious rainbow beet salad has got you covered!