Appetizers, Salads

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad

  "It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." Laura Ingalls Wilder was right on. The freshness of your ingredients - heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese, fresh basil - make this simple salad so beautiful and delicious. Ideal for late summer gatherings with friends or family.  Pair with a… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad

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Salads, Side Dish Recipes

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Pecorino

  I've eaten this salad three days in a row.  Here's why. Unique texture, delicious taste, and high levels of vitamins and nutrients.  You know I love versatility in dish, especially in a salad. I am, indeed, a salad girl.  It's easy to be when cheese and bacon are involved, right?   Well, it's just… Continue reading Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Pecorino

Salads

Summer Salad Round-Up

The 4th of July is almost here!  Although according to my assessment of downtown Chicago, most people have celebrated "Independence Eve" by taking the 3rd off as well.  Bravo! In preparation for the festivities, I put together a list of my favorite go-to summer salad recipes.  These recipes are perfect for BBQ's, picnics, and potlucks… Continue reading Summer Salad Round-Up

Salads, Seafood Recipes

Lentil Orzo Salad with Shrimp and Feta Cheese

Here's a clever little twist I came up with.  I added a couple ingredients to this lovely lentil orzo salad recipe from my archives.  This time around, I topped it with sauteed shrimp and crumbled feta cheese.  Yeah, I hear ya ... "Real clever, Emily.  Adding crumbled feta and sauteed shrimp to most anything will… Continue reading Lentil Orzo Salad with Shrimp and Feta Cheese

Salads

Spring Greens with Grilled Chicken, Strawberries, Avocado, and Feta

  The classic example of seasonal fruit.  When strawberries are in season, I can not resist.  I say hello to these beauties during May and June when they're plump, sweet, and juicy.  Then, I say goodbye until the following Spring.  Simply delicious this time of year.  Yup, I'm a strawberry snob and proud of it.… Continue reading Spring Greens with Grilled Chicken, Strawberries, Avocado, and Feta

Salads

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 mine… Continue reading Arugula Salad with Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese

Salads, Vegetarian Recipes

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