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Category Archives: salads

swoon winter salad with pine nuts and sizzling warm vinaigrette

Well ladies and gents, it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  If you might be cooking for your special someone, this would make a fabulous salad course.  It’s sexy, warm, and inviting with a sensational layering of flavors including balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, brown sugar, garlic (yes, garlic!), and pine nuts.  Pine nuts just happen to be […]

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israeli couscous caprese salad

Give me ANYTHING caprese-style and I will devour it!  This is a take on The Market Couscous that can be found HERE on my blog – I punched up the garlic, limited the number of ingredients, switched out the feta for fresh mozzarella, and added grape tomatoes and plenty of herbs.  The result is a […]

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Edamame, Hearts of Palm, and Feta Salad (aka The Salad Bar Salad)

You don’t always have to use leafy greens when making a salad…….let’s try something else to mix up the salad bar (or home) salad experience!! I concocted this salad from our Sarasota Whole Foods salad bar……and the combination of flavors was so incredible that I totally needed to share with you.  And you don’t need […]

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superfoods salad | transition from winter to spring

As most of us (try) to transition from winter to spring (apparently Mother Nature hasn’t received the memo next up north in New England where I happen to be this week!!) – our dishes tend to lighten up a bit and we begin to embrace the bounty of spring vegetables.  Although I tend to buy […]

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heirloom caprese salad with aged balsamic salt

It’s August and that means tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!  I LOVE heirloom tomatoes for their taste, color, and often funky shapes and sizes.  The caprese salad is a common offering in so many restaurants and even I seem to make a version of it several times a week so this is not about re-creating a dish […]

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