Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the … Continue Reading →
Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net … Continue Reading →
Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love healthy salads like this that are based on grains with tons of veggies and flavorful ingredients. This Edamame Quinoa Salad was inspired by The Girl Who Ate Everything’s recipe, but I changed it up a bit to suit my own tastes and what I had on hand. The salad is so yummy and flavorful and very satisfying. I make this in big batches, like the recipe below, for … Continue Reading →
Whole Grain Bulgur and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe

Whole Grain Bulgur and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe

Today’s recipe is for whole grain bulgur and red quinoa salad which is perfect to make in a big batch for lunch during the week. I had been buying this pre-made from the deli at my grocery store but decided to try making some myself to keep the price down. It is actually a really easy salad to make, I just had to figure out ratios when I tried to … Continue Reading →
Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad (Family Features) It may sound contrary to your healthy eating plan, but the human body actually needs some types of fat for heart and brain health. One common source is cooking oil, such as olive oil. This recipe for cod with melted tomatoes and shaved fennel and orange salad combines healthy olive oil, fish, fruits and veggies all … Continue Reading →
INFOGRAPHIC: Salad Dressing 101

INFOGRAPHIC: Salad Dressing 101

May is National Salad Month. I love a salad and have been making them more often on my own at home. Dressing is one area that is actually much easier than we think. This week’s infographic shows you the basic formula for making a homemade salad dressing and options you can try. Get creative and mix up ingredients from your basic recipes. What is your favorite type of salad dressing? … Continue Reading →
Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw has never been a favorite food of mine. Most of them that I tasted over the years just tasted like mushy cabbage in mayo and I was not a fan. However, I do like salads and thought I could come up with some coleslaw I might like. Last night I made this Cilantro and Lime Coleslaw for the first time and it was really good! Hubby loves coleslaw and … Continue Reading →
Warm Cauliflower and Bacon Salad with Almond & Garlic Romesco Sauce

Warm Cauliflower and Bacon Salad with Almond & Garlic Romesco Sauce

Tonight with dinner I tried out a recipe for Warm Cauliflower and Bacon Salad sent to me from the folks at Victoria Amory. They had sent an email and I requested a sample (disclosure – they sent me a sample) of the sauce because the recipe sounded so good to me. I was right – it really is a good salad and something different. We had air-fried fish tonight and … Continue Reading →
Refreshing Chopped Salad Recipe For All Year Round

Refreshing Chopped Salad Recipe For All Year Round

A couple of weeks ago I wanted a side dish for dinner to go with BBQ pulled pork done in the slow cooker. Right now it is autumn and cooler, but I really had a tasted for BBQ. We used to always have potatoes and corn on the cob with something like this, but I wanted something lighter and fresher and healthier this time. What I found on Pinterest was … Continue Reading →
Fresh and Fruity Beet Salad Recipe

Fresh and Fruity Beet Salad Recipe

Summer salads are still perfect this time of year for many of us. Here in St. Louis late August and early September can be our hottest times of the year. Aunt Nellie’s Beets shared this recipe with me and I had to give it a try. It is a really refreshing and light salad and packed full of fruits and veggies! My grandma always had jarred beets on hand and … Continue Reading →