Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese and Crispy Garlic Chips

Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese and Crispy Garlic Chips / Patty's Food

My healthy eating continues into the second week of the new year but I’m itching to bake, so this week I turned on the oven and roasted some carrots.  Of course- I brushed olive oil and sprinkled sea salt on top of my carrots to coax out a little more flavor.  I also topped my […]

Golden Beet Arugula Salad with Key Lime Champagne Vinaigrette

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  I promised a salad recipe this week because even though I like to think I could live on cookies, cakes, breads and even apple strudel…the truth is I do have cravings for what I like to call ‘real food’ like soups and salads.  I like eggs and cheese too.  One of my favorite easy […]

smoky corn & grilled avocado romaine salad with chipotle-caesar dressing

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We could eat fresh corn everyday during the height of it’s season so I’m always looking for different ways to prepare one of my favorite Summertime treats.  The past few weeks I’ve been adding grilled corn to the salads that I serve for dinner.  I pulled this salad recipe out of one of my ‘recipes […]

burrata with heirloom tomato, raspberry, basil and mint salad, my guest post for spicie foodie

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Today I’m guest posting for Nancy at Spicie Foodie, if you’re not already following my friend Nancy-this would be a great time to check out her blog!  Nancy is celebrating her 3 year blogoversary by hosting a series of guest posts this month.  She asked me to contribute one and  I’m happy to be part […]

crunchy green bean, radish and walnut salad with goat feta

green bean and radish salad

A bag of green beans and a basket of radishes were a few of my farmers market finds last night, I also ran into one of my daughter’s friends with her two young children in tow.  There is something irresistible  about a sweet little girl who wants to hold your hand and shop for fruit […]

easy thai basil ginger-pickled cucumbers

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I love the scent of vanilla sugar.  This morning I topped off my canister of vanilla scented sugar with a new bag of sugar from the market-just smells so good!  I am a baker at heart, but today it’s all about chilled spicy pickled cucumbers.  This easy recipe is perfect for a Summer picnic.  It’s […]

summer farmers market farro salad

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This recipe is from a magazine page that I ripped out and stuck in a file of things to try- that was in the olden days- before Pinterest!  For the most part I like to adapt the recipes I find and it’s kind of nice to use the paper from the torn out magazine recipe […]

Carrot, Raspberry, Fennel, & Marcona Almond Salad with Creamy Ginger Jalapeño Dressing

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I like a break in my eating routine from time to time and joining in the Powercakes June Powermeal A day challenge  with my friend Maya from Foodiva’s Kitchenhas brought out my colorful side, at least in my choice of salad for dinner last night.  A colorful raw carrot salad packed full of fresh raspberries, shaved […]

Raspberry & Blood Orange Mixed Baby Kales Salad

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After reading Lisa’s (Authentic Suburban Gourmet) recipe and her glowing review for Cara Cara Orange and Kale Salad this past week I was determined to make my own raw kale salad.  My market sells pre-washed ready to eat organic kale for salads two ways.  They sell it in a box already chopped and ready to […]

Radish, Bacon & Walnut Salad and Recognizing Inspiration In Your Own Backyard

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My first French Breakfast Radish harvest this past week was very inspiring.  Seeing their little red shoulders finally pushing out of the ground after checking on them each week and finding several good size ones for harvest made my day.  Taking my favorite red bowl out of the cupboard and turning my radishes into a […]