Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad

This dinner salad recipe is originally from the Carlsbad Cravings site, which I love. I love salad, but I especially love salad like this cilantro lime chicken taco salad with a ton of good stuff in it. The more tasty ingredients the better. Homemade dressing also goes a long way to making salads better. TheyContinue reading “Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad”

Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

This pesto pasta salad with mozzarella and tomatoes is super easy to make and really versatile. You can use it as a side dish with dinner, as lunch, or to bring to a party or BBQ. It only takes a few ingredients but it has tons of flavor and people will love it. We areContinue reading “Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes”

Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and Croutons

Do you all have a favorite salad? I love salad and have tons of salad recipes I make repeatedly, but I’m always looking for a new one. If you have a great one you are willing to share, message me! Caesar is one of my favorites. Nutritionally it isn’t a powerhouse, but flavor wise itContinue reading “Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and Croutons”

Tuna Salad with or without Mayo

I feel like people usually either love tuna salad or hate it. I’m definitely in the love camp. I will take a tuna salad sandwich any day over a deli meat one. Standard tuna salad is pretty simple, and I really like the basic recipe. However, I also like to make it more interesting andContinue reading “Tuna Salad with or without Mayo”

Crispy Chicken Taco Salad

Summer in the south gets HOT. I love the heat and humidity and summer storms. Sunny days at the beach. Ice cream and popsicles and lazy school free days for the kids. I tend to cook a bit lighter and serve more big salads in the summer time. I love a good salad but itContinue reading “Crispy Chicken Taco Salad”

Leek Orzo with Fried Eggs and Beet and Carrot Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

We have quite a few chickens. They make cute pets, which was a surprise to me when we started keeping them. If you raise them from chicks, they know your voice and they will come if called, just like a dog or cat. It is so cute! Plus they lay tasty eggs. I’m always lookingContinue reading “Leek Orzo with Fried Eggs and Beet and Carrot Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing”

Spaghetti Puttanesca with Garlic Bread and Citrus and Beet Salad

Our entire family loves everything salty, sour, pickled, fermented or brined. We are big fans of olives, capers, and pickles, anchovies, sardines, anything with vinegar, so Puttanesca is right up our alley. I am an equal fan of homemade pasta and box pasta. I grew up eating grocery store box pasta and I love it,Continue reading “Spaghetti Puttanesca with Garlic Bread and Citrus and Beet Salad”

Marinated Tofu and Spring Roll Bun Chay

Bun Chay is a Vietnamese rice noodle salad, with lots of fresh herbs and veggies, topped with delicious Nuoc cham. Nuoc cham is a sauce made from lime, chilies, lemongrass, and garlic. It is a little bit sour, sweet and spicy and it compliments the savory tofu and spring rolls perfectly. This is one ofContinue reading “Marinated Tofu and Spring Roll Bun Chay”

Bodega Sandwich with Artichoke Salad

This the world’s easiest and fastest dinner, and it is super simple, but so tasty! This recipe was adapted from Anthony Bourdain’s Appetites cookbook. I use homemade deli rolls for this, but you could easily use any store bought roll or bread. This sandwich is great with some hot sauce on it too. I usuallyContinue reading “Bodega Sandwich with Artichoke Salad”