Salads
Beet Salad with Cocoa Balsamic Vinaigrette

Beet Salad with Cocoa Balsamic Vinaigrette

It seems to me like you can get good fresh beets almost year-round.  I think they can be planted and grow in a range of conditions, and store really well, so I have been finding good local ones all the time. For me that means I have had a real Ted and Robin like relationship

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Vegan Peanut Sriracha Coleslaw

Vegan Peanut Sriracha Coleslaw

This slaw and I are having a moment.  Creamy, crunchy, spicy, with a little tart.. I’m also having a moment with this combo. I first made this a few weeks back during a time when the cabbage in my fridge was magical and everlasting.  It was kind of out of necessity because I somehow always

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Vegan Falafel Salad

Vegan Falafel Salad

I am such a sucker for falafel.  It’s one of my favorite foods (if you are keeping count I have a lot of favorites, clearly I really love food).  Over the weekend we walked passed by a falafel place and then I couldn’t get falafel out of my brain.  Did I mention I love food? 

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Vegan Carrot Cake Salad

Vegan Carrot Cake Salad

I think I can finally convince even non believers that salad for breakfast is where it’s at. I am seriously hooked on this salad.  I am on kind of a raisin kick right now (it took me a while to get over the inner child that cringed at raisin things, even though I do still

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Vegan Mango Cabbage Slaw

Vegan Mango Cabbage Slaw

This recipe is my jam right now.  I must be really looking forward to the weather warming up because raw salads (like this one) and slaws are currently my favorite foods. I am also really obsessed with the savory/sweet combo of adding fruit to savory dishes lately. I was so excited when I cut into

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Date Night Kale Salad (vegan)

Date Night Kale Salad (vegan)

With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, I just had to make some kind of dish with dates.  I love puns too much to pass up on this opportunity. A couple of weeks ago I took a work trip to Nashville, where I had a kale salad that I have been completely obsessed with ever

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Raw Fennel Salad with Grapefruit (vegan)

Raw Fennel Salad with Grapefruit (vegan)

I am loving playing with the balancing flavor and texture in food recently.  I listen to this wonderful podcast, and they were discussing how food science develops food that is addictive and hits all the flavors and sensations that we crave.  The thing that I really love about the podcast is that they weren’t talking

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Vegan Thai Carrot Salad

Vegan Thai Carrot Salad

The end of 2013 and last month have been kind of crazy for me.  My job got extra busy and demanding, and I feel like I am only now starting to see some breathing time up ahead.  In all the craziness I decided that I was going to view each month as a new start. 

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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Simply satisfying, and super easy to throw together. Makes a perfect starter, or stands on its own for a lighter meal!
Gluten Free Tabouli (vegan)

Gluten Free Tabouli (vegan)

Last week I discovered magazine reading on the iPad (I am maybe a little behind the times, but I am usually so absorbed in book reading that I don’t explore other things.  Did you know the internet has videos!? Ha, just kidding.  I have known about those for several months now.  I am totally hip.)

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Vegan Corn, Tomato and Basil Salad

Vegan Corn, Tomato and Basil Salad

Today I am doing 2 things that are totally crazy for me.  I am sharing another side dish, and two recipes in a row that feature the same ingredient!! Vacation must have changed me. I didn’t mean to post 2 recipes back to back that star corn.  I thought about putting this one up on

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Vegan Chicken Salad

Vegan Chicken Salad

I was on a roll for a little while where I would buy a bag of grapes, then forgot I bought them, and then buy another one.  This happened for several weeks.  I kept pulling the grapes off the vine and throwing the older batch in the freezer.  At this point I think we have

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