tomato basil and peach salad
recipes, salads

Heirloom Tomato, Basil & Peach Salad

This heirloom tomato, basil, peach salad with cucumber, bell pepper and avocado was a sort of a spontaneous salad creation when I was looking for something to bring out to the lake for the 4th of July. Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about how to make a salad that's not boring. This… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato, Basil & Peach Salad

beet and watermelon salad
recipes, salads

Summer Beet + Watermelon Salad

I'm a big fan of fruit in salads, especially in the summer, and this beet and watermelon salad is so sweet and refreshing I swear you'll almost forget you're eating a salad. I've been saving this recipe for the launch of my newsletter called... The Beet. If you haven't already joined my mailing list, go… Continue reading Summer Beet + Watermelon Salad

how to make a salad that's not boring

How to Make a Salad That’s Not Boring

Let me ask you something. What do you think of when you hear the word salad? Lettuce? Lots and lots of lettuce. Skinny, unhappy people chomping on lettuce. Rabbit food. Dirt... OK, we get the picture. Whether you love salads or hate em, stick with me here... at the end of this post there's a… Continue reading How to Make a Salad That’s Not Boring


The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

How do you really feel about kale? If you're making a bitter face after reading that sentence, I understand. The No. 1 complaint I hear about kale is that it's soooo bitter. And you're right. Eaten completely raw the stuff is absolutely disgusting. There, I said it. But when kale is properly prepared, that bitterness mellows… Continue reading The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

red white and blueberry salad

Red, White & Blueberry Salad

Happy Fouth of July, everyone! I just couldn't let the holiday go by without contributing something red, white, blue and edible. Now, I realize there's just no topping last year's American flag tart (gluten-free and dairy-free), so I didn't even try with the desserts. I decided to go in a completely different direction instead... salad. Before I go any… Continue reading Red, White & Blueberry Salad


Simple Slaw Salad with Salmon

Meet my new favorite meal for spring. This plate has so much good stuff going on I'm not even sure where to begin. You've got your omega-3s in the salmon, and an extra anti-inflammatory boost from covering the fish in curry powder. Pair that with a slaw of raw veggies in all their glory, pure and unwilted delivering enzymes, nutrients… Continue reading Simple Slaw Salad with Salmon


Spring Quinoa Salad and the Four-Hour Vacation

I decided something a few weeks ago. "Nothing" deserves a much higher place on my priority list. Recently we were given a rare gift - an extra weekend day, with no set plans and nowhere to go. Sure, the ever growing to-do list was still there. But the hubs and I decided to set it aside, pack a picnic and a… Continue reading Spring Quinoa Salad and the Four-Hour Vacation


Apple and Pecan Salad

I eat a lot of salad. Like, a lot a lot. I have one most days for lunch and usually a side with dinner. People will ask me, "Do you ever get sick of salad?" And you know, I really don't. Sure, sometimes (especially when it's this cold!) a salad just won't cut it and… Continue reading Apple and Pecan Salad