Arugula Salad with Asparagus & Shaved Parmesan


One of my favorite salads is the Arugula Salad at California Pizza Kitchen.  It’s so simple and the combination of flavors are amazing.  I’ve created my own version of this salad using a balsamic vinaigrette and I LOVE the results!  Adjust the ingredients and add what you prefer to make it your own. Ingredients Balsamic Vinaigrette […]

Apple & Toasted Walnut Salad w/ Dijon/Maple Dressing

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I LOVE this salad so much that I make it almost every week! It’s a great way to get your greens and it’s so simple to throw together quickly using whatever you have on hand.  The sweet-sour flavor combination of the maple syrup and the vinegar is delicious and can be adjusted to suit your […]

Chopped Kale Salad w/ Creamy Almond Ginger Dressing


Chopped Kale Salad 1/2lb asparagus 1 head kale, de-stemmed + finely chopped 3 cups chopped cabbage 3 radishes 2 bell peppers 1 green zucchini 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled 1 cup cooked chickpeas, (rinsed + drained if canned) 1-2 avocados, sliced red onion, thinly sliced 2-3 portabella mushrooms, sliced 2 teaspoons sunflower oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Make the dressing recipe […]

Quinoa Pilaf


Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is naturally gluten-free.  While considered a whole grain, it’s actually a seed.  It’s a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids, making it a great choice. Quinoa provides iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins B6 and E, and is an excellent source of fiber.  It cooks in just 15 minutes and can […]