Salads

Tuesday Tastings :: Kale, Orange & Hazelnut Salad

Although kale salads could probably win the prize for “trendiest food of 2014,” when I stumble across a really great one, I can’t help but become obsessed. A couple weeks ago, it happened again at the Mother’s Day brunch that we hosted at my house with Minted. Word of Mouth prepared the mouthwatering spread, and […]

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

A Chinese chicken salad is one of those things that if I spot it on a restaurant menu, I’ll probably order it. There’s something about the crunchy cabbage, creamy avocado and bright taste of cilantro that makes it one of my favorite flavor combinations. I’ve had my go-to version that I’ve made at home for […]

The Super Foodie :: Millet & Broccolini Salad

I love millet for its nutty flavor, great consistency and quick cooking time.  This salad is the kind of dish I like to have in my back pocket for those nights when I want something warm, comforting and delicious, but don’t want to invest a lot of time into it.  It’s the perfect weeknight throw […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Black Quinoa Chopped Salad

I’ve got to admit that my weekend stomach bug put a bit of a hiccup in my recent detox efforts — there’s just something about being in recovery mode that makes me want to eat nothing but slice after slice of buttered toast (hello, gluten!) Thankfully, I’m back in the saddle and loving the taste […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Golden Beet & Grape Salad

Let’s face it: salad’s can be brimming-with-flavor; the perfect vessels for creative ingredient combinations… or they can be, well, just salads. I consider it a personal challenge to make mine the former, and I truly believe that an interesting salad can be a show-stopping first-course on the holiday table. For the “Snowed-In Dinner Party” we threw with […]

The Super Foodie :: Roasted Veggie, Bean & Herb Salad

There’s something so comforting about a warm salad piled high with roasted tomatoes, beans and potatoes. It’s abundantly hearty and satisfying, the perfect meal for a cold Fall evening. And the fresh herbs make it even more so, bringing it to another level of rustic, tasty deliciousness! For as much hearty satisfaction as this salad […]

The Super Foodie :: Spinach Blackberry Salad

Ladies and gentleman, please give a warm welcome to the latest addition to our contributor team: Sarah Yates of A House in the Hills. We’re thrilled to have Sarah joining us every other week to share her gorgeous vegan, vegetable heavy, seasonal recipes… plus, she’ll be focusing on the health and nutritional benefits associated with […]

In Season :: Green Bean & Avocado Quinoa Salad

Jeanine here, with spring on a plate. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with big salads full of spring’s most vibrant and crisp veggies. It’s been so fun to play around with various combinations of colors and textures, and this one’s my current favorite. I started with green leeks, green beans and mint, and then added avocado and […]

In Season :: Spring Pea & Feta Pasta

Jeanine here, excited to chime in after Camille’s post earlier this week about kitchen staples. Today I’m sharing this super easy recipe that uses of one my favorite staple ingredients: dijon mustard. I just love the tangy kick it adds to salad dressings, avocado sandwiches, grilled salmon… I could go on and on. For this […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Strawberry & Brie Salad

Last night, I went to an Austin Film Festival screening of Spinning Plates with my mom. It was a documentary about three wildly different restaurants, their incredible owners and the unexpected commonalities between them. Seriously one of my favorite films of the year, and I was amazed at how I took something different away from […]

In Season :: Farro Salad with Kale Pesto

April is a tricky month to be writing about seasonal food. It’s spring (nearly summer) here in Austin, so we’re dining al fresco, while some of you are likely still wearing winter coats. Spring veggies are starting to fill our farmers markets, but given the variation from region to region, I’m just not sure what’s […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Cumin-Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad

Woke up to a sunny New York sky this morning, a morning of meetings ahead before hopping a plane back to Austin (and Phoebe… it’s going to be so hard not to wake her up with kisses tonight when I get home!) I haven’t been to the city in almost a year, so I’m trying […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Arugula & Blood Orange Salad

While going through photos from this Oscar Party photo shoot, I realized I’d never shared the recipe for the incredibly delicious arugula, blood orange & almond salad that we served to guests as a first course. (We collaborated with Word of Mouth on this one, and they created the most perfect dinner party menu full of […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Quinoa Harvest Salad

Last week, I took advantage of the last few days of a semi-holiday schedule by inviting a couple of my best gal pals over for lunch with Phoebe and me. I was so ready for clean, nutritious eating and figured that I probably wouldn’t be the only one, so I put together this Quinoa Harvest Salad […]

In Season :: Roasted Beet, Pear & Walnut Salad

I’m so thrilled to introduce our newest contributor Jeanine Donofrio and her new series In Season. Twice a month, she’ll be stopping by to share a healthy, delicious recipe inspired by one seasonal ingredient picked up from the farmer’s market. I’ve been a huge fan of Jeanine’s blog Love & Lemons for a while: it’s one […]

Tuesday Tastings: Apple & Stilton Harvest Salad

You guys know that I’m a big fan of the entrée salad (like this grilled panzanella or this grapefruit, fennel & shrimp combo) but a bland mix of chopped veggies tossed with supermarket dressing does not equal a meal, in my book. I need a salad bursting with sweet and salty flavors, something creamy, something crunchy […]