Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Warm Bacon Dressing

I used to make a spinach salad all the time that had crumbled gorgonzola in it, where you poured a warm bacon dressing over the top. It’s really beyond fantastic, but it also presents 2 problems, the first of which is that so many people don’t like blue cheese of any kind.

Fully Loaded Taco Salad with Salsa Dressing

Taco salad has been both a classic and a favorite since childhood. The way I grew up eating it was fully loaded with both cheddar cheese and sour cream. But I’ve been working on cutting back how much dairy I eat.

Chipotle Chicken Mexican Street Corn Salad

My favorite part about the last hurrah of summer is when tomato and corn season finally collide. We’re a little behind everyone else seasonally here, which means local corn just showed up last week!

Breakfast Salad with Everything Bagel Seasoning Dressing

Savory breakfasts don’t come natural to me, much less eating a full blown salad first thing in the morning. I grew up like most people I know eating muffins, pancakes, waffles and the like for breakfast, and always craving sweets.

Cheeseburger Salad with Secret Sauce Dressing

I have to be truthful and say the first time I heard the idea of a ‘cheeseburger salad’, I immediately thought ‘no thanks’! What is it about making snap judgements anyways? In any case, my better judgement finally kicked in and I realized that a cheeseburger wasn’t all that different than these In and Out Style Lettuce Wraps I’m obsessed … Read More

3 Recipes for Meal Prepping on the Grill

If you would’ve talked to me about meal prepping a few years back, I would’ve said no way, and no thank you! I love to cook, and I find it’s the perfect way to unwind after work. I’m also big on variety, so meal prepping in the way I understood it didn’t sound appealing at all. (You know the kind… … Read More

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Salad with Tahini Dressing

It’s so easy for me to get into a rut when making salads. I find myself often relying on cheese as a primary flavor booster. But since I’m trying to keep my dairy intake down to a respectable level, (you know… somewhere below putting cheese on absolutely everything) I’ve been working on branching out this summer.

Grilled Summer Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad

What is it about summer that almost demands you make a pasta salad? Maybe it’s just me, but I love getting creative with pasta salads during the warmer months. And today’s recipe is pretty much the essence of summer, packed with summer veggies and pesto.

Grilled Sweet Chili Chicken and Mango Salad

I never get enough of the sweet spicy combo, and it’s one of my favorite things about so many Asian inspired meals. Hot, Sour, Salty, and Sweet with Spice added in are flavors that are fun to mix and match. I never really thought too much about it, until I read all about it in a cookbook, (called of course … Read More