Citrus Fig Salad Recipe with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

If you are anything like me, summer can be exciting and oppressive all at the same time. Yesterday it was 111. No, I’m not kidding. When the heat gets this intense I never feel like eating. Okay, you got me - I’m a foodie so I always feel like eating. Who knows what to eat when it gets that hot though? Who wants to stand over a hot stove and infiltrate your air conditioner’s attempt at creating … [Read more...]

Southwest Quinoa Ranch Salad

quinoa. it took a while for me to come around to this little guy but now i'm a huge fan and use it all the time - like in my mango pulled pork tacos. quinoa is high in fiber, protein, and iron so its a nutritious addition to your diet. i whipped up this southwest quinoa ranch salad and took it to a recent park playdate - the moms all gave it the thumbs up! it is nutritious, easy, and yummy so i … [Read more...]

Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad with Dill

this is one of my favorite summer time recipes! quick, fresh, cold, and delicious. i make it the way my mom did - with dill. i have seen several versions of this salad around the web but this is the way i like mine! this quick pickled cucumber salad will have you ready for summer entertaining or to just sit on your porch and relax! it is a staple at our backyard BBQ's and one of the first dishes i … [Read more...]

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