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Asian Sesame Ginger Pasta Salad

Asian Sesame Ginger Pasta Salad

  Are you bored of traditional pasta salad? Yawn at the sight of the proverbial bowl of rotini with Italian dressing at your annual picnic? Well, today I’m going to give you a recipe for a pasta salad with a twist. An Asian twist!   […]

4 Amazing Avocado Dressing Recipes

4 Amazing Avocado Dressing Recipes

I first heard of smashing an avocado onto your salad as a salad dressing last summer, but other than a “that’s weird”, I didn’t give it much thought.   Avocado has long been the star ingredient of my homemade salad dressings, making them thick and […]

The Most Amazing Smashed Red Potatoes

The Most Amazing Smashed Red Potatoes

I love potatoes. I REALLY love them. I might even go so far as to name them as my favorite food. Maybe. Sorry, chocolate, you might have been demoted. :) Lately, my suppers (and if I’m lucky and have leftovers, my lunches) have been comprised […]

Sweet and Spicy Asian Black Bean Hummus

Sweet and Spicy Asian Black Bean Hummus

If you like hummus, I think you’ll love this recipe for a sweet and spicy, creamy and delicious vegan black bean dip for vegetables or chips.     My sister, Lizzie came over for lunch one day last week and brought a bowl of Asian Black […]

Insanely Delicious Oven-Roasted Veggies

Insanely Delicious Oven-Roasted Veggies

  I wish I could share with you how my kitchen smells right now. Soft summer breezes carry the scent of freshly mown grass, and somewhere a candle is burning. But the smell I’m most enjoying at this moment is the aroma of vegetables roasting […]

Cool Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cool Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

  I don’t know about you, but I have trouble finding a salad dressing that I like that is low in fat and calories, and dare I dream, even remotely healthy! I came up with this healthy homemade dressing made with fresh ingredients and I […]

Absolutely Amazing Three-Bean Salad on Rice

Absolutely Amazing Three-Bean Salad on Rice

  A couple of weeks ago, on a warm but not too warm evening, overlooking a quiet lake, under a peachy-gold sunset, I had the best meal I’ve had in a long time. Some lovely friends invited us to come to their lake house to […]