Zucchini and Pea Orzo Salad

Is anyone else in a seasonal confused state of mind like me? I’m craving all things Fall but I’m still enjoying summer foods. I’m watching Fall and Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. I’m seeing Halloween candy and decorations in the stores. Starbucks is already talking about the date PSLs will go on sale. I’ve got Fall inspiration photos on my social media feeds. Naturally, this means that I’m influenced so I’m starting to think about how I’ll decorate the house for Fall and what kinds of pumpkin and apple goodies to make. Fall is my favorite season so I …

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Peach Quinoa Salad

It’s weird to me that I’m sharing two recipes in a row that feature fruit in salads (watermelon caprese salad and today’s peach quinoa salad) because I don’t tend to care for having fruit in my salads. I guess that just goes to show you that anything is possible… or that these salads are really that good. Bottled salad dressing is obviously easier, but making your own at home isn’t really that much work and has the advantage of knowing exactly what’s in it. Actually, thinking about it, you also have an infinite variety of dressings you can make at …

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Watermelon Caprese Salad

This is summer in a bowl. I love caprese. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a mozzarella, tomato and basil salad. The combo is a classic and is so delicious. However, I’m giving it a little twist today and adding watermelon to the mix. Yup, watermelon, which is another favorite of mine to enjoy in the summer. The sweetness from the watermelon is a wonderful contrast to the savory mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. I have to say that it’s important it be fresh mozzarella for the right texture. If you want a little variety you could try strawberries either …

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Quinoa Salad

What makes the perfect salad? My husband says it definitely doesn’t involve quinoa. Before I answer the question that everyone wants to know the answer to (yes, I’m being dramatic), I’d like to say that it feels good to be back to blogging. I took a few unintentional weeks off because life got in the way. Work was busy. For those of you who don’t know, I am a full time attorney at a corporation. I was feeling uninspired to find or create new recipes worth sharing here. Plus, I felt my usual winter time blues. Something had to give …

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Simple Chickpea Salad

Simple is the name of the game today. Speaking of games, I’m excited for the big football game this Sunday. I’m not rooting for a particular team this year but I love the fun food that goes along with the celebration. Although, this year the game falls on the day before Valentine’s Day. So do we make football food or a romantic dinner for two or a combination of both? I’m still working on that answer, but in the mean time, let me bring your attention to this chickpea salad. This salad is super simple and tasty. It’s a good …

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