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Kale Salad with Apples and Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe

You all know it’s that time of year where everyone is setting goals like crazy.  Whether it’s getting in the gym, losing weight or heck even trying to pay off debt, all of us are looking for that reset button, including me!  I didn’t work out on January 1 mostly because our church had a chili cook off and I for sure wasn’t going to miss that one so right out of the gate I didn’t start off too well.  However, the next day I was able to hunker down and get after it while also whipping up and eating…

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Winter Salad Recipe with Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Seeds

I know, it’s a winter salad from Chef Billy Parisi that has close to 9,000 ingredients in it.  I realize quite a few of my recipes have a decent number of ingredients in it but man once I’m creating something I being to think, “Well this other thing would go great in here, and then this, and then this, and then this,” until I get completely carried away like in this Winter Salad Recipe with Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Seeds.  All I can say is, at least it’s good haha.  That’s my fall back.  However, with a lot of…

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Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken

My wife came down stairs after a nap and spotted this Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken just as soon as I was done photographing at and just starred at it haha.  She was like, “what is that and can I eat it?!”  After a few bites she said with her mouth completely full, “this is what I want to eat every day of my life.”  I just laughed, but she’s right this Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken is dang delicious!! If you’ve been following me for a bit you know I am all about…

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Classic Nicoise Salad Recipe

At least once a week we indulge in an all-out vegetable fest and this Classic Nicoise Salad Recipe hit the nail on the head!  I make so many rich, delicious foods and desserts that a few times a week we just crave nutrients from vegetables so I try to get all vegetarian, or in this case pescatarian, and create something amazing.  I have always been a sucker for Nicoise Salad, in fact I did one some years back but roasted every single ingredient on the grill including the romaine lettuce.  This time around I wanted to use up the new…

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Salmon and Lentil Salad Recipe

I always say how I love summer produce the most and how the variety is so much more grand, but after this Salmon and Lentil Salad Recipe, I think my perception has changed a little bit.  Sometimes I need to make something that I haven’t in a while that helps bring me back to my roots on why I like certain things so much.  I mean I haven’t had an acorn squash in a while, or poached salmon or even a blood orange but the combination of flavors in this salad are to die for!  First let’s start with the…

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Butter Leaf Lettuce and Quinoa Salad with Oranges

The goal of every single recipe that you make should be the balance of flavors.  The right amount of sweet, sour, umami and salt will always render a perfect flavored dish, however it’s not that easy to achieve on a consistent basis.  I do find that achieving that perfectly balanced recipe can often times come in the form of salad because of all the different components you can add in like vinegar for sour, prosciutto for umami, candied pecans for sweet and Kosher salt for salt.          To give some more sustenance to this Butter Leaf Lettuce…

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Summer Caesar Salad Recipe with Homemade Dressing

You know I can’t keep things normal, I’m always trying to twist up something new, and this Summer Caesar Salad Recipe with Homemade Dressing is my latest.  While some of it had to do with wanting to eat a chicken caesar, the other had to do with just wanting to use up some things I had in house like assorted cherry tomatoes, eggs, sourdough bread, etc.  When making things like this I am always reminded at how easy it is to make recipes that seem so difficult like homemade caesar dressing or even homemade croutons. There are certainly other things I…

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Grilled Chopped salad with Sweet Mustard Vinaigrette

One of the things I absolutely love about the spring and summer is the fresh produce that is available at the local grocery store. Fresh tomatoes, fresh corn, fresh asparagus, the possibilities literally seem endless. All of these vegetables are also great for grilling. Our family often roasts vegetables over the open fire simply with olive oil, salt, pepper, and they are delicious. And because all of this fresh produce is available to us, we always are making fresh salads.       However, have you ever considered roasting every piece of your salad? That’s right, I grilled romaine lettuce…

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