Blueberry Cucumber Feta Salad

This weekend we were entertaining guests and I wanted to have some lunch options that weren't dependent on sliced meats or grill meats.  I was fixated on summer salads- light, refreshing, with a surprise burst of fruit to boot.  The Blueberry Cucumber Salad was a hit! Blueberries always have a reserved spot in our refrigerator shelf because, in addition to their sweet, delectable flavor and visual appeal, they are jam-packed with good nutrition too!  Virtually fat free, they’re a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C and an excellent … [Read more...]

Chopped Mexican Kale Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Today's recipe from Lauren Kelly Nutrition is an amazingly refreshing Mexican Kale Salad with her celebrated Creamy Avocado Dressing. Any salad with Kale as its base and avocado in the dressing should be a winner.  It's light, yet tasty, and  surprisingly, quite filling as the addition of the Greek yogurt adds creaminess and protein. Bonus: this salad should hold in an airtight container for 5 days!! It's perfect for spring!   Save Print Chopped Mexican Kale Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing Author: Lauren Kelly … [Read more...]

Caesar Salad

I rarely ate salads as a child. That’s not to say my mother didn’t try in earnest.  So, you can imagine my sheer delight when my 10-year old proclaimed she “LOVES Caesar Salad.”   Apparently she tried it at school?  I didn’t have the stomach to ask her if the school version actually had anchovy filets on top.  But, that proclamation was all the encouragement needed for my  attempt to make Caesar Salad at home for dinner.  After all, my version had to taste better. As luck would have it, we had all the ingredients.  Except, of course, the … [Read more...]

Judy’s Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney

It is finally consistently hot here in the concrete jungle so I wanted to try to replicate a dish of Mom’s that celebrates summertime: light and refreshing with some zest and crunch.  Judy’s Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney immediately came to mind—actually finding that recipe was a different story.   I have such bitter-sweet memories of this meal.  The last time I remember eating the dish was at my baby shower for my first child, ten years ago.  As per usual, Mom was the consummate hostess.  She somehow pulled off a surprise shower for me with … [Read more...]