Category Archives: Salads

Protein-Packed Caesar Salad

Over time, I have really learned to love Caesar salad – it’s salty, flavorful, creamy, and fully of umami flavor.  However, the dressing is often heavy, high in fat/calories, and sometimes contains more sophisticated tastes (raw eggs, anchovies).  This recipe … Continue reading

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Jennifer’s Macaroni Salad

While I am not a huge fan of mayo on a sandwich, I have always had a weak spot for chicken salad, tuna salad, potato salad, and especially macaroni salad.  When I discovered the wonders of veganaise and Greek yogurt, … Continue reading

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Citrus Salad with a Creamy Poppy Dressing

When Patrick and I decided on our Christmas menu, we thought a simple salad would be good.  But when Patrick suggested adding something sweet to lettuce, I remembered a recipe I had snipped from Food and Wine for a citrus … Continue reading

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Sweet and Warm Potato and Kale Salad

Sorry it has been so long since my last post!  I must confess, I have done some cooking between then and now, but have been in such a whirlwind that I didn’t get a chance to take photos.  I can … Continue reading

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Green Cauliflower and Olive Toss

The library has become one of my favorite places – it’s peaceful, there are so many things to choose from, and it’s free!  The library in Santa Monica felt like a Borders where everything was free the first time I … Continue reading

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Easy Herbed Quinoa

Quinoa is a delicious side or meal.  It’s high in protein, fills you up like rice or pasta, and is gluten free.  Plus, when mixed with the right ingredients, it tastes great.  While this quinoa recipe is one that requires … Continue reading

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Spicy Peanut Sauce (Over Noodles)

You may have tried peanut sauce recipes before – peanut sauce that can be used for chicken, noodles, veggies – but this peanut sauce is by far the best I have ever tasted.  My dad and I found the genesis … Continue reading

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