Autumn Salad
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Autumn Salad

A delicious and hearty salad filled with apples, dried blueberries, roasted sweet potatoes, and almonds. This is a great meal by itself! Well, it’s November now, and not many people are thinking about salads. Salads are, in my opinion, a Spring and Summer thing. Mid-February, you don’t hear too many people saying “Let’s have salad…

Summer with Trader Joe’s Week #2 SALADS: Sweetpea’s Brussels Sprout Salad with Blueberries and Goat Cheese
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Summer with Trader Joe’s Week #2 SALADS: Sweetpea’s Brussels Sprout Salad with Blueberries and Goat Cheese

Okay, y’all. This salad will change your world. It will definitely change your world view on Brussels Sprouts. These sprouts are RAW. No cooking, just shaved thin, and tossed with yummy yummy things like goat cheese, dried blueberries, and lemon poppyseed dressing! Oh my… Be still my foodie heart. This is one of those “chop…

Thai Chicken Salad
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Thai Chicken Salad

Salad is a great lunch or dinner party dish. Assemble the items ahead of time and toss together when ready to serve! This salad is a recreation from a local restaurant, Pack’s Tavern, that is my go to menu item there. While the recipe has a few components, it is WELL worth the effort! Thai…

Sweet Everyday Vinaigrette – the BEST salad dressing!
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Sweet Everyday Vinaigrette – the BEST salad dressing!

With eating Paleo, South Beach, or just all around more healthy, I’ve been eating salad everyday, twice a day. And it gets old, really, really quickly…. So, I need salad dressings that aren’t full of calories, but have flavor and “excitement” to them. What constitutes “excitement” in a salad dressing?? Different spices, different vinegars or…

Quinoa Tabbouleh
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Quinoa Tabbouleh

I love Middle Eastern cuisine. Love it. I think I have Persian blood…. Not really. But, anything that says curry, tabbouleh, naan, or tzaziki I want it. This recipe is super easy. Traditional tabbouleh is made with bulgur, however, in an effort to eat more protein, I made mine with Quinoa. The new “in” grain…

Everyday Salad
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Everyday Salad

While trying to eat more healthful and wisely, I have been adding a salad at both lunch and dinner. I use a mix of chopped romaine, broccoli slaw (for extra crunch!) and cucumbers. The broccoli slaw mix is my new favorite produce item. I can use it in stir fry, on salad, and on sandwiches….