salads and sides

Autumn Couscous Salad

by heidi November 5, 2013
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Salads seem like such a summer thing, but I’m bucking the perception with my version of one of my favorite fall salads. Say hello to butternut squash and fall flavors touched by a tart pucker in my ode to Whole Foods Market’s Autumn Couscous Salad. The view from the window of […]

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Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

by heidi October 22, 2013
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This post is sponsored by Tabasco as part of its 10-Ingredient Challenge. Thanks for supporting companies I believe in, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. Adults love it, kids loathe it. For better or for worse, spinach is a mainstay super food that just cannot be […]

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Thai Coconut Cauliflower

by heidi October 10, 2013

Spinach, I love. Broccoli, bring it on. But cauliflower? I can usually leave it at the kitchen door. I’m DEFINITELY a late convert to this cruciferous’ fan club. So what made me cross the picket line? Well, it has to do with a favorite flavor addition which totally made my […]

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Fig, Melon and Prosciutto Salad

by heidi August 29, 2013
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The journey that led me to this simple Goat Cheese Stuffed Fig, Melon and Prosciutto Salad was just the ticket to a little mental time out. Yesterday morning I drove up the canyon toward my photo shoot destination. The radio signal weaved in and out as it typically does, making […]

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Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

by heidi August 21, 2013

My mantra? The simpler the recipe, the more imperative the need for extraordinary ingredients. Case in point: my Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad. Okay, Okay. I’m pretty sure I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I have gone a bit bonkers on the tomato recipes of late. And yes, this […]

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