Roasted Broccoli Salad

This recipe is adapted from Pinch of Yum, which I love. Roasted broccoli salad is a different way to get some broccoli in your diet and the salami/bacon, garlic, shallot, lemon and parmesan make it way more delicious than the boring steamed broccoli I often make my family eat. 🙂 I made a few changesContinue reading “Roasted Broccoli Salad”

Roasted Vegetable Soup

I have been making this roasted vegetable soup for over 15 years and I never get tired of it. It only has a few ingredients, but roasting the vegetables at high heat caramelizes them and gives the soup a deep, rich vegetable flavor that is absolutely delicious. To make the soup you just need 6Continue reading “Roasted Vegetable Soup”

Arugula and Charred Tomato Salad

This salad was inspired by one from Kathleen Ashmore, and I absolutely loved it. The combo of arugula, feta, charred tomatoes and creamy balsamic was so well balanced and delicious! There are a couple of ways you can char the cherry tomatoes for this. I did mine under the broiler. Just turn the broiler toContinue reading “Arugula and Charred Tomato Salad”

Winter Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Mustard Dressing

I love this bright and healthy winter vegetable salad. Roasting all the root veggies in olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper caramelizes them and gives so much flavor. This salad combines roasted beets, butternut squash, fennel, and carrots with fresh kale and shallots in a delicious balsamic mustard dressing. It is a great way toContinue reading “Winter Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Mustard Dressing”

Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

This recipe is from Kathleen Ashmore. I love her salad recipes! They have so many great ingredients and interesting dressings. We had this chopped salad with our spinach and artichoke galette last week, but it kept well in my fridge for a few days after and I ate it for lunch every day. The baseContinue reading “Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing”

Dirty Rice + Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Does anyone else like Zatarains Dirty Rice mix? My husband and I ate it all the time in college when on a budget, and we haven’t had it in years. I decided to make some because it is delicious. If you haven’t had dirty rice before it is simply ground beef, rice and seasonings allContinue reading “Dirty Rice + Cajun Corn Maque Choux”

Carrot and Couscous Salad

I decided to make soup for dinner tonight and wanted a vegetable side dish to serve with it. When I made Thai red curry tofu the other day, I cooked the carrots before adding them to the curry by pan frying them in a tiny amount of oil until they were slightly tender. We reallyContinue reading “Carrot and Couscous Salad”

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Before I get to the roasted cauliflower soup, if you haven’t checked out my eCookbook page, I have created a pdf mini cookbook with five fantastic fall cookie recipes available for purchase. It includes 5 recipes with color photos and instructions in an easily printable format. Check it out here. This is a really easyContinue reading “Roasted Cauliflower Soup”

Roasted Mushroom Sandwich with Arugula, Fontina, and Garlic Mayo

While we were on vacation this summer, my son, daughter and I ate lunch at a cute little coffee shop in the mountains. They had some really fantastic sandwiches and my son asked if I could recreate this one we both loved so I decided to give it a try. We were not 100% sureContinue reading “Roasted Mushroom Sandwich with Arugula, Fontina, and Garlic Mayo”

Honey Mustard Salmon + Avocado Basil Sauce + Blistered Tomatoes

My local Sam’s Club has been carrying some really great quality Salmon for the last 6 months or so. I love salmon and am always looking for interesting ways to prepare it. I saw this Honey Mustard Salmon with Avocado Basil Sauce on Half Baked Harvest and immediately wanted to try it. Check out myContinue reading “Honey Mustard Salmon + Avocado Basil Sauce + Blistered Tomatoes”