Dinner · Healthy · Main Course · Salads · Uncategorized

Super Simple Skillet Shrimp

Well hi, strangers! How is the holiday season treating you? If your days are anything like mine, it’s been a whirlwind so far. But a lovely, twinkly, holly jolly whirlwind. This time of year it’s a challenge to eat healthfully. Between parties and preparation, cookies and cocktails, it’s very tempting to say “to heck with… Continue reading Super Simple Skillet Shrimp

Chicken · Healthy · Salads · sandwich

Lighter Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is one of my guilty pleasures. I don’t eat it often, mostly because of the whole calorie bomb factor, but I want to eat it all the time. A couple of months ago, after a tough day, I decided to throw caution to the wind and ordered a chicken salad hoagie from Wawa. It was… Continue reading Lighter Chicken Salad

Healthy · Salads · Uncategorized

Shredded Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad

AKA trendy vegetable salad. Kale and Brussels Sprouts have become quite the happening veggies in the past few years. Which is awesome, to be sure. As long as they are treated correctly. There’s a reason that these two nutritional superstars were relegated to garnish and grandma status for so long. When not prepared well, they… Continue reading Shredded Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad

Salads · Side Dishes · Uncategorized

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Hi there! How was your first weekend of fall 2016? Mine was an ideal mix of productivity and active relaxation. A couple of spin classes, ALL the laundry and a Thanksgiving style turkey dinner on Sunday evening have left me renewed and invigorated…and just a little sleepy. I’m no good at inactive relaxation (aka sitting… Continue reading Autumn Quinoa Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Pasta · Quick · Salads · Summer

Olive Bar Pasta Salad

My grandpa was a quiet man of simple tastes with a heart of gold. He was content to let my grandma, our family’s social butterfly and current queen bee at her assisted living home, do all the talking. During family gatherings, he would sit in the midst of the chaos created by his large family… Continue reading Olive Bar Pasta Salad

Salads · Uncategorized

Summer Salmon Salad with Blackberries and Green Apple

My husband and I met in Pittsburgh while attending law school. We both adore the city and the food is one of the things we miss the most. Primanti’s, pierogies, Pamela’s…oh my. One of our favorite date spots was Kaya in the Strip District. I’m not sure if I ever ordered anything other than the spectacular salmon salad on… Continue reading Summer Salmon Salad with Blackberries and Green Apple

Salads · Uncategorized

No Sweat Cobb Salad with Dijon Herb Vinaigrette 

  Weeknights are tough. By the time I get home I’m starving. The clock is ticking to get dinner on the table before I either eat everything in sight or rush out the door for a spin class. Quick recipes that dirty few pots and pans are essential. Enter this salad. On the table within 30 minutes… Continue reading No Sweat Cobb Salad with Dijon Herb Vinaigrette