Salads

Garlicky Kale & Chickpea Salad

kale and chickpea salad3I absolutely LOVE this salad.  One of my favorite food bloggers is the Minimalist Baker.  I haven’t made very many of her recipes, but this is one of hers and it is without a doubt one of my most favorite salads ever!  If you’ve got 30 minutes, you’ve got plenty of time for a delicious and super healthy lunch or dinner! Continue reading

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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

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Omar LOVES Thousand Island dressing.  Like never wants any other kind of dressing kind of love.  When I went to the grocery store this week, they were out of his favorite kind….. SO, instead of disappointing him and drizzling a little olive oil and lemon juice on top of his salad, I decided to MAKE him his favorite dressing.  #husbandpleaser  😉 Continue reading

Moroccan Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

S-T-R-E-S-S….. A six letter word that makes me do several things.  1.) Emotionally eat.      2.) Over exercise (because I emotionally eat).  3.) WORRY WORRY WORRY.  *BIG sigh*  When I’m stressed I have absolutely no desire to be creative in any aspect of life, especially cooking…I over analyze everything to the point of making myself nuts.  I finally reached my break of insanity yesterday mainly because I’m sick and tired of eating the same things over and over and over.  So, I made myself get in the kitchen yesterday and I’ve created a new salad recipe that is super healthy, full flavorful (because who wants to eat something with NO flavor?), and it actually keeps you full for a long time!  Continue reading

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

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It’s like a thousand degrees here in Miami right now which means heavy, fattening meals that take forever to cook are not going to happen in this household right now.  I NEED quick, easy, and super light…because let’s face it – it’s always summertime here AND vacation is right around the corner.  SO!  If you’re in need for a quick and easy summertime salad – I’ve got you covered!  Continue reading