Southwest Summer Salad

Here is a spicy, savory meal that makes great use of prime summer produce — corn, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocados — in one delicious salad.  This is a crowd pleasing superstar, as it’s dairy and gluten free, vegan, deliciously nutritious, and easy to do much of the prep in advance. This salad uses one of…

Carrot Salad with Lavender & Thyme

My CSA box* often includes carrots — and last week they were special.  Deep, rich purple on the outside with a bright orange core, these beauties deserved a starring role. Their flavor profile is a little duskier than a bright orange carrot, and so I paired them with the lovely lavender and thyme growing in…

Double Persimmon Napa Cabbage Salad

It’s persimmon month, at least in my house.  I’ve got my first batch of dried Hachiya persimmons ready, and fresh mellow Fuyu persimmons on my counter.  I put the two of them together in a salad with savory, slightly bitter napa cabbage and it was a great combo. I lightly dressed the greens and persimmons…

Orange Fennel Rice Salad

Juicy navel oranges team up with crunchy fennel, slivered almonds, and brown rice to make this salad a standout addition to a meal, or a great portable lunch on the go. The addition of fresh mint keeps this mid-winter salad bright.  Use your best olive oil and freshly ground black pepper to add other layers…

Chicken Cabbage Salad

Here’s a simple dinner salad that’s perfect for hot days.  It’s simple, light, tasty, and good for the body. Chicken Cabbage Salad 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces 2 TB vegetable oil 1 small head green cabbage, shredded 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 2 carrots, shredded 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar I…