Herbed Quinoa Salad

quinoa salad with fresh herbs, aromatics and Asian dressing

Over the years I've had the pleasure of meeting several culinary, health and nutrition professionals.  Brilliant individuals who have grown their passions into successful careers and practices.  One such professional is Frances Arnold, a Registered … [Read more...]

Today, My Heart is Grateful

Roasted Beets, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Bleu Cheese Salad

Today, my heart is filled with overwhelming appreciation.  Friends and family who share in my fear and anxiety, my sadness and hope. Beautiful dishes of food, cookies, desserts and love arriving on my doorstep.  Meant to comfort and heal. Phone … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Last June I decided it was high time I got out-and-about my local area and begin meeting some of my fellow food bloggers and food writers.  After all, I can’t just hang out with my chicken girls all the time. ;) While attending various food and … [Read more...]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and corn with green onions and cilantro

My winter quarter classes begin next week and I couldn’t be more excited about the menu.  I’m proud to say this will be my fourth year teaching cooking classes for our local Co-op market here in Seattle. PCC is the Puget Consumer and Co-op Natural … [Read more...]

Roasted Pear Salad with a Shallot Vinaigrette and Red Chard and Spicy Sausage Quiche

A few weeks ago Full Circle Farm  contacted me and asked if I'd like to sample a month's worth of their produce.  I'm a huge fan of local, CSA farms and I felt honored they asked me to give them a try.  So I signed up, cruised their user-friendly … [Read more...]

Baby Spinach, Raspberry and Toasted Walnut Salad in Raspberry Vinaigrette

Last night I needed a quick salad for dinner.  Looking through the frig I realized I didn’t have any fresh romaine.  But I had mounds of baby spinach, 2 lbs to be exact.  Obviously I got a little excited when purchasing spinach; really, who needs 2 … [Read more...]

Asian Noodle and Cabbage Salad

I love a good salad.  In fact, I probably eat a salad everyday, with the exception of those super cold winter days when my "salad" ends up in my soup. When my girls were younger I'd do anything to get them to eat a salad.  I'd add pasta, Asian … [Read more...]

Macaroni Salad

Summer just isn't summer without Grandma Eilene's Macaroni Salad.   This summer comfort food is the perfect compliment to any grilled dinner or summer picnic.  It's especially yummy with the Grilled Marinated Chicken Burger recipe posted previously … [Read more...]