salads and sides

Crushing on Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, an Obsessed With Cheese Mac and Cheese Recipe, Plus a Giveaway

by heidi October 15, 2014
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One of my favorite quotes from Jessica’s cookbook refers to her cooking philosophy. “There is no exact science as to how I began cooking my own recipes—but that’s just it: I started,” she says. ” If you want to learn how to cook and how to put your own spins […]

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Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing

by heidi October 6, 2014
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One of my favorite parts about cooking is gathering inspiration from different sources and then bringing them together into one, big recipe creating party. Normally, salads can have the tendency to be predictable, maybe even a bit boring. But if I’m going to sell my husband on the idea that […]

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Strawberry and Avocado with Tuna Salad Recipe

by heidi August 26, 2014
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It’s back! After a summer peppered with vacations to the beach / cabin / red rocks, popsicles and cereal flavored milkshakes, far more thunderstorms than I ever remember a summer possibly possessing and not nearly enough time spent weeding my garden (thank you for doing so, my #1 rock star […]

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Grilled Romaine Salad with Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

by heidi July 31, 2014
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I like to think I have an adventuresome palate. Not that you’ll find me eating deep-fried crickets anytime soon—or should I say again—like that time I did in Thailand. But that is another story for another day. Boring salads are my nemesis. I’m more into loading it on with a […]

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Dill Cucumber Salad and 5 More Super Simple Cucumber Salads

by heidi July 3, 2014
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In our house, when it comes to cucumbers the mantra is “the more, the better.” I hear the chanting of “CUKES! CUKES! CUKES” almost as loudly as “USA! USA! USA!” combined with a bunch of screaming at the TV during the final game of the World Cup. What an amazing […]

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