Arugula Salad with Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese

  Butternut squash in my salad tonight?  Yes. Yes please. When in season, butternut squash frequents my oven at least once a week.  It’s inexpensive, flavorful, and  oh so versatile.   I prefer to cube it, roast it, toss it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and eat it by the bowlfuls.  Another favorite delivery method of mineContinue reading “Arugula Salad with Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese”

Tabbouleh Pasta Salad

  When Autumn arrives, I find myself eating chili, soup, or a rich pasta sauce.  Maybe something slow cooked or braised in my oven.  All  perfect to eat in the fall … all foods we love.  With that said, I was in need of a slight flavor change this week.  Something fresh, and light. IContinue reading “Tabbouleh Pasta Salad”

Charred Corn Salad with Peppers and Feta

  Corn is my favorite vegetable.  Especially fresh, local (Michigan) sweet corn.  As summer is reaching an end, I’ve been stocking my kitchen with plenty of corn, fruits, and other vegetables before they are gone for the season.  It’s impossible to overuse the word “fresh” when describing this dish.  Soo good. So many amazing flavorsContinue reading “Charred Corn Salad with Peppers and Feta”

Corn and Kale Salad with Basil Lime Vinaigrette

  To me, fresh corn equals the arrival of summer.  I have been known to eat multiple ears of warm buttered corn on the cob, and then call it dinner.  I think I get it from my Dad.  I remember growing up watching him sit at the kitchen table with a plate full of cornContinue reading “Corn and Kale Salad with Basil Lime Vinaigrette”

Lemon Dill Chicken Kabobs & Greek Balsamic Orzo

One of the best parts of summer is barbecuing.  I love sitting outside on a warm evening, sipping on a cold beer or glass of wine, and throwing something yummy on the grill.  The thought of it just makes me smile. This past weekend, we noticed the summer slipping away from us.  It was theContinue reading “Lemon Dill Chicken Kabobs & Greek Balsamic Orzo”

Mexican Rice Salad

  Today, I’m bringing another fresh summer salad to your kitchen.  This salad is a no brainer to pull together.  Simply combine the ingredients, then toss and serve.  When using leftover rice, this dish comes together in minutes.  It also looks quite pretty,  (you eat with your eyes first, right)? Brown rice can easily beContinue reading “Mexican Rice Salad”

Lentil Orzo Salad

  Lentils, orzo, carrots, parsley, red onion, and lemon; what’s not to like about this salad?  It’s healthy,  inexpensive to make, and easy to prepare. Lentils are part of the legume family.  They have many health benefits including lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease, and stabilizing blood sugar.  They are also a goodContinue reading “Lentil Orzo Salad”

Greek Quinoa Salad

  Quinoa is an ancient seed from South America. When cooked, it takes on a mild nutty flavor.  Although it is technically not a grain, it cooks similarly and can be substituted in many recipes if you’re looking for a healthier alternative.  Quinoa is rich in protein, potassium, iron, and other essential vitamins and minerals.Continue reading “Greek Quinoa Salad”