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quinoa salad with avocado lime dressing

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Every Sunday night, I plan out our food for the week. I look at our hectic schedule, determine what we have in the fridge and pantry, and cross reference with any new recipes I’ve been itching to make. We typically make one or two of our “go-to” meals in a given week, and try out a few […]

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Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

What makes a good salad? Well, first and foremost, it should be delicious. What’s the point of eating something that doesn’t taste good? Secondly, it also helps if it is healthy. I’ve never understood the “salads” that feature pathetic, wilted lettuce covered in creamy sauces, cheese and bacon. Sure, I love cheese and bacon too, […]

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Vietnamese Chopped Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

We love Asian food – Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese – all of it. Traditionally, we make a lot of stir fries and noodle dishes. Lately, however, we’ve been looking for something a bit lighter. A bit healthier. This chopped salad is crunchy, sweet, spicy, healthy, and best of all, satisfying. Vietnamese Chopped Salad 1 head […]

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Sesame Lemon Vinaigrette

I eat salad about 8 days a week. All kinds. All the time. Everything from elaborate artisan salads that feature the latest trendy ingredients (right now, that’s probably beets) to big salads à la Elaine to side salads with whatever I’ve got in the fridge. Salads are so versatile, healthy and best of all, delicious. Typically […]

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Kale Salad with Grilled Red Onion, Cashews & Goat Cheese

Kale. Earthy, leafy, greens. Some people love it, and some people hate it. Personally I enjoy my kale in chip form, or blended into a power juice. Over the past few years kale has become somewhat trendy – in fact it’s hard to go to a restaurant and not come across it on the menu. […]

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Nora’s Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Let me introduce you to Nora. Nora is my sister (in-law) and the love of my brother’s life. She’s a German, world travelling, yoga instructing, coffee addicted, amateur magician. Oh and she’s an incredible chef. I could go on an on about how amazing she is, but to truly understand how sweet, loving, smart and hilarious she […]

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Ginger Sesame Asian Chicken Salad

The arrival of summer brings many things. Cottages. Patios. Beers. Nachos. While all of this eating and drinking can add up and be quite unhealthy, Katie and I have decided to balance it out with daily exercise and lighter weekday meals. This dish is a variation of a few different recipes that Katie gathered for me. It […]

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