spring quinoa salad

If you are wondering what people in Seattle are talking about these days, it’s the never-ending rain and gloom. This winter and spring seem to be the grayest and grossest that I can remember. I cannot believe May is just around the corner because it feels as if we are stuck in February purgatory. I […]

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Chinese chicken salad

After a vacation do you ever feel that, upon your return, you need to detox the indulgence out of your body and eat only salad for a month? Almost every drive home from the airport for Patrick and I includes a conversation that goes something like this: Me: Are you hungry? Patrick: Are you hungry? […]

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Whole30: chicken, squash, and avocado bowl with lemon tahini dressing

Approximately this time every year I get an intense urge to sell our home and move to one of the following places: San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, or any of the Hawaiian Islands. I literally (channeling my best Chris Traeger voice) just googled “Austin temperature right now” and HELLO 83 degrees! It’s. Just. Not. Fair. It […]

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Whole30: salad in a jar, two ways

Lunch and I have always had a rocky relationship, especially when it comes to packing food to take to work. I have every minute of my morning routine mapped out from the blast of my alarm at 5:30am to 6:15 when I have to leave. Those 45 minutes are for coffee, waking up, more coffee, […]

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Whole30: BLT breakfast salad

I often tell my vegetarian best friend, Liz, that I could probably give up all meat for the rest of my life except bacon. And caramelized pulled pork. And turkey burgers. Ok, ok, I would make a lousy vegetarian. I admit it. Perhaps that is why I can actually picture myself going 30 days on […]

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fennel, orange, and beet winter salad

Hear ye, hear ye! Public service announcement coming your way. I propose we have a “national salad day” sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Anyone agree? It’s right about now that I feel as if stuffing, gravy, and baked brie are my main food groups. My refrigerator is full of heavy whipping cream, leftover pumpkin pie, […]

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Everything Summer Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This salad happened on accident. I had told my in-laws that Patrick and I would bring a side dish to dinner at their house. My usually type A, over-planning brain had a lapse in attention to detail and it was time to go and I had no side dish. I could have left it at that and […]

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