Bean Salad

Happy Wednesday! I wracked my brain trying to figure out what side dish to bring to a family BBQ.  I wasn’t sure what everyone (or most people) would like.  Thankfully there is no shortage of options when my family gets together.  There’s enough food to feed an army, so even if no one wants what I made, it’s not the end of the world.  Is that a Greek thing to make absolutely sure there is way, way too much food available? Anyway, this bean salad is inspired by the cowboy caviar that I made a few years ago.  I skipped the celery and used less onions to make …

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Mediterranean Salad

This is my favorite salad (until I have a new favorite, of course 😉 ). I was craving Greek salad the other day.  Yes, craving a salad sounds weird, especially because I crave foods like bagels and pizza on a regular basis.  You better believe that I’m going to take advantage of this healthy craving while it lasts.  I love a traditional Greek salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese, but I wanted to kick it up a notch. I still kept this salad lettuce free, but I added a bunch of other colorful veggies like Kalamata olives, and pepperoncini …

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Tuna and Chickpea Salad

I’m ready for Spring. I usually eat lettuce and veggie salads for lunch, but I haven’t been in the mood for them lately.  Maybe my mind is still in Winter mode even if my soul is desperate for Spring.  Instead I’ve had hot meals like pork egg roll in a bowl, vegetarian chili with rice, and egg rice stir fry. All of the sudden, with a little more light in the evening I find myself switching back to cold salads because I’m craving Spring.  This salad is colorful and it reminds me that Spring is here even though it’s still cold here in CT and we …

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Greek Chickpea Flatbread Salad

Another day, another salad. I could eat the same thing for breakfast straight for two months and not get bored of it.  I usually alternate between yogurt with fruit and oatmeal with fruit.  I could also eat the same snack for days on end and that would be just fine.  Lately, I’m loving Skinny Pop popcorn as my snack of choice.  On the other hand, lunches are a totally different beast.  Lately I feel pretty lucky if I eat my lunch without being sick of it by the time I’m done.  I’m weird, I know. Salads tend to be my deal …

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Tuna and Rice Salad

How does one save time getting ready in the morning? Monday through Friday I feel like I’m rushing in the morning to get everything done on time and out the door for the office.  I’ve been driving to the same office for years, but the traffic has gotten worse.  A couple of months ago I decided to reevaluate my morning routine and revise it to get things done early enough to make it to work on time.  The answer is to plan ahead, prepare, prepare, and prepare some more. The first thing I decided to do was to pick out my outfit …

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