Spicy Asian Sesame Slaw

asian slaw

I know it’s getting cold and even snowy in many parts of the country, but here in the South it’s still warm enough to wear shorts and fire up the barbecue. Bagged coleslaw mix was on sale recently and I picked up a couple bags. I wanted to do something different (and healthier) than a… 

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Garlicky Kale Salad

garlicky kale salad 2

Most obnoxious sentence in the world alert. I can’t get enough of this garlicky kale salad. When I see statuses like this on Facebook, I want to reach through the computer and virtually slap somebody. But I can truthfully say, I have made this recipe at least every other day for the last month and… 

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Thanksgiving Salad

thanksgiving salad

Thanksgiving’s four months away but I’ve been thinking about turkey a lot lately. It’s so good, yet it is put in the corner by it’s smaller cousin chicken for 364 days of the year. It’s a travesty, really. Nobody puts turkey in the corner. I picked up some turkey cutlets the other day and had… 

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Simple Pea Salad with Radish

pea salad with radish

The heat wave in the Pacific Northwest caused all my pea vines to finish up early this year, so I knew I had to make a big harvest all at once.  What to do with all those beautiful shelling peas?  Some were cleaned and frozen and put away for later, but I couldn’t resist using… 

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Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

cookout

This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and… 

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Artichoke Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

artichoke quinoa salad

Good golly, I love this artichoke quinoa salad. It’s just a perfect meal in a bowl. Vegetables, healthy fat, protein and fiber, all mixed up together with a delicious lemon basil dressing. Hand to God, this is probably going to be my go-to summer lunch obsession. Now, about the lemon olive oil…if you can get… 

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Tzatziki Chicken Salad

Tzatziki Chicken Salad - A lighter recipe from the Shrinking Kitchen

I’m a big fan of chicken salad, and as long as it’s not made with Miracle Whip (gag), I’m not really picky about ingredients. I love grapes and walnuts, apples and celery, pickles and onions, and well, just about anything else! I had never had this Greek version and was excited to give it a… 

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