Asian Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

I had the best lunch last week at a local Thai place that serves incredibly flavorful food. It was one of those meals that you just keep thinking about, and I knew I was going to need to recreate what I had to share with you too. So the thinking about lunch turned into an obsession, and I cancelled the ...

Spinach Salad with Honeycrisp Apples, Pomegranates, and Candied Nuts

Pomegranates have been making their appearance again, and they're always a favorite in our house for fall/winter salads. It doesn't matter what the season is, we love having a giant salad for dinner at least once a week. And since I've just used up the last of my garden tomatoes, (except for a few precious packages of fresh tomato sauce ...

The Best Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

I have several versions of Caesar Salad on the blog, including one buried so far back in the archives, I even forgot about it. But somehow, my favorite of all favorites hasn't been on the blog until now! While I know using the word 'best' seems like a bit or a reach, or even arrogant, I think I can explain. ...

Easy Thai Beef Salad

Do you ever get a preconceived notion in your head before you've even tried something? Well for some reason I've always steered clear of putting steak in a salad until now. My underlying thought being that why on earth would you waste something as delectable as steak by putting it in a salad? Not that I don't love a good salad, ...

Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing

I'm broadening my horizons with this salad, and I'm loving the different flavors! I'll be the first to admit that I'm addicted to cheese, and I find it really difficult not to include it in every recipe. But for this salad I decided to challenge myself, and make it completely dairy free. There's so much delicious flavor going on here, ...

Red Pepper Feta Spinach Salad with Dill Vinaigrette

Let me just start by saying that I've always been pretty sure I don't like dill. The only exception to this rule has been dill pickles, and then since I met my Canadian husband I've added in pickle chips as well, (which is primarily a Canadian flavor of potato chips which luckily we get in the states now). But that all ...

Rainbow Thai Chopped Salad

Cool crunchy veggies, sweet juicy mango, and grilled saté chicken are all enveloped with a creamy 'peanut dressing' bringing you the official salad of summer! Just kidding about that, while this is fantastic, I'm not so crazy as to say we're not going to be making another salad soon, (there's a Mediterranean salad and Greek quinoa salad coming your way ...

Pepperoni Pizza Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

Is there anything better than pizza?... I'm thinking not, unless it's pizza followed by ice cream! I saw a saying the other day that said, 'If you had to choose between eating tacos everyday or being skinny for the rest of your life - would you choose hard shell or soft shell?' Well it would definitely be soft shell for ...

Tropical Quinoa Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

I'm always looking for salad inspiration, especially in the colder months, (which can be most of the year here). I like trying to come up salads that use anything other than tomatoes which can be really pricey, and less than optimal tasting when they're out of season. When I saw this salad idea on a menu in Nevados in Fernie ...