Tangy Chicken Salad

tangy chicken salad

Around the time I discovered the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans group, I was just beginning to branch out with my culinary desires.  I hated learning to cook growing up and I had 3 male roommates for several years during the “college” age.  Once I started to realize how much I enjoyed my time in… 

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Grilled Avocado Summer Salad

grilled avocado summer salad

The weather here has been absolutely sweltering…and I haven’t turned on the oven in days. Meals have been mostly sandwiches and salads. And the grill has been my best friend in (or out, I guess) of the kitchen. Not that I’m complaining. I love heat and I love salads even more. So I’ve been taking… 

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Faux Baked Potato Salad

faux baked potato salad

We hosted the end-of-school swimming party for my daughter’s high school gymnastics team. One of the mom’s sent a baked potato salad that was so rich and delicious that I saved some and had it for breakfast the next day. She told me that it was really delicious but totally not healthy. When I started… 

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Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad

Black Bean Corn and Tomato Salad (1)

Looking for an easy, colorful, low fat, protein rich, high fiber, high antioxidant salad that makes a great main dish or side? You can’t go wrong with a black bean and corn salad. The main ingredients are usually black beans, corn and chopped tomatoes. It can be as simple as my no-brainer recipe of 1… 

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California Coleslaw

california coleslaw 2

I adore this time of year. Spring is in full force, the days are longer and the promise of summer is in the air. Also? California Avocados are in season! Gorgeously creamy and decadent…and healthy. The perfect superfood. I mean really…nature’s masterpiece! I eat at least one avocado daily, guiltlessly. Avocados are a nutrient dense… 

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Holiday Harvest Salad

holiday harvest salad

Sure, you know what to do with leftover turkey but what can you do with cranberry sauce? This Holiday Harvest Salad! I used a dollop of my Orange Ginger Cranberry Relish, added some pecans for crunch, dried cranberries for sweetness and a splash of a lowfat lime dressing that works well with sweet and savory… 

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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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