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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Chicken Mango Crunch Salad

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If you’re looking for a hearty yet light salad, may I introduce you to this crazy good chicken mango salad? Yes. It IS as good as it looks and sounds. Even if you’re wary of kale, especially kale in salads, you’ll want to give this a try. The trick is to chop your kale thin…. 

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Pickled Beet Salad

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When I received a beautiful jar of locally canned pickled beets, I wanted to use them in a special way. Every recipe I looked at had too many ingredients.  It felt like the beets great flavor would get lost in the mix, so I decided: why not just make a super simple pickled beet salad… 

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