Salad

Light, Salad, Sauce, Vegetarian

Lemon, Shallot & Dijon Dressing

This dressing is so creamy that you’d think it was full of mayonnaise, but it’s not. It’s perfectly balanced and amazing with beets. 1 small shallot, minced 1 lemon, juiced 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. honey 1/2 c. olive oil Salt Pepper Add all ingredients to the blender, and run until dressing is creamy […]

Healthy, Light, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian

Herbed Quinoa

In an effort to use my herbs from the garden, I’ve come up with this simple side dish that is light and brightly flavored. You could use any combination of herbs you have – here’s the selection I chose. Herbed Quinoa 1-1/2 c quinoa, rinsed 2 c chicken stock 1 c water 1 medium yellow […]

Dinner, French, Healthy, Light, Lunch, Salad

Nicoise Style Salad

It’s not always easy to prepare a healthy, light, and satisfying dinner, especially on a weeknight. (It’s further compounded when you’re a carbohydrate loving Italian girl.) Tonight Todd went to the grocery store, and unbeknown to him, came back with the extra ingredients for a Nicoise salad. As it happens, I do not care for […]

Healthy, Light, Salad, Vegetables

Recipes as Comics

Over at my latest obsession’s website, Saveur.com, they have enlisted the brilliance of foodie comic artists to render some recipes. In their summer feature Recipe Comix, I found the Cool & Crispy Noodle Melange by Vanessa Davis to be hilarious and delicious. While I haven’t tried it yet*, I had to fill my readers in […]

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