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Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Mango. Goat cheese. Say no more. I’m sold. Take me to it and let me at it! I based this salad off a couple recipes I found on Pinterest, making a few additions, subtractions, and substitutions and I have to say I’m rather pleased with the results. Seeing as I ate almost the whole bowl […]

Not Too Creamy Egg Salad

Not Too Creamy Egg Salad

When I plan meals for the week, I like to have at least 2 or 3 salads on the list. I make up a big batch of each and keep them in the fridge for quick and easy lunches. Egg salad is one of my favorite salads to keep handy. It’s nice and creamy, but […]

Superfood Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Superfood Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

I’ll be honest. This salad originally consisted of me opening the refrigerator, pulling out any and all vegetables & protein I could find at the moment and tossing them together in a bowl. But (being honest again, because should we be any other way, really?) this salad is also chock full of amazing nutrients that […]

Apple Poppyseed Coleslaw

Apple Poppyseed Coleslaw

I have been on SUCH a coleslaw kick over the past few weeks. Which, I guess, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Cabbage is incredibly nutrient dense and aids in digestion. Red cabbage in particular can help get rid of dandruff. Carrots are great for improved eyesight and glowing skin. And let’s face it–coleslaw is CHEAP! […]

Brown Rice Salad with an Asian Flair

Brown Rice Salad with an Asian Flair

I’ll be honest. I almost didn’t blog this recipe. Even though it was go-back-for-seconds-and-thirds delicious and ridiculously easy to throw together. The reason? I was naughty. I used a store-bought flavored soy sauce with sugar and preservatives. But before you relegate me to the dog house of real food blogs, allow me to explain. Because […]

Lime & Mint Chicken Coleslaw

Lime & Mint Chicken Coleslaw

Ah, summer. Carefree evening cookouts around the pool while the sunlight lingers on, giving way eventually to the light of the fireflies as my friends and I nurse cold fruity drinks and make plans for a holiday by the sea. Summer means fresh food and bright colors. Tropical fruit and crisp, cold salads. Unfortunately, I’m […]

“Go-To” Potato Salad

“Go-To” Potato Salad

We all have those recipes. The ones that may not be fancy or incredibly unique, but they are tried and true, tested and found delicious, so you make them again and again. And no one seems to mind when it’s such a great recipe! That’s what a good ole standard potato salad is to me. […]

Orange Fennel Quinoa Salad

Orange Fennel Quinoa Salad

I love love love quinoa. A gluten-free seed (not grain like most people think) that offers up hefty doses of manganese, magnesium, and protein. What’s not to love? It’s honestly not too tasty when eaten on its own, but throw in some veggies, fruits, nuts, oils, etc. and you have a masterpiece! There are oodles […]