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Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Shaved Vegetable and Spinach Salad

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This Shaved Vegetable and Spinach Salad is a bit of an extension of the healthier version of Spinach Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette except I used French bread in the vinaigrette.  That’s right there is bread in the vinaigrette and dang was it good.  It really helps to provide some body to the dressing and honestly it tasted a lot like a Caesar dressing minus the anchovies.  I think this salad can go a lot of different ways as long as you keep the spinach and vinaigrette in place.  What I mean is anything else you put in there from a vegetable stand point…

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Thai Salad Recipe with Peanut Dressing

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And the healthy eating continues.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned through this process it’s to pay attention to what and how much you put into your body.  Even during my deepest temptation to eat cookies, and cakes and pies, I pause for a moment and think about how much sugar is in that pie, or what ingredients are in there than can potentially be harmful to me.  Don’t get me wrong sweets in themselves aren’t harmful when eaten in moderation, but that’s just my problem..  I don’t eat just 1 cookie at a time, I eat 5.  I don’t…

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