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Quinoa Kale Tabbouleh

  MAKES 4 SERVINGS When I was growing up, my mother used to make tabbouleh, and I remember thinking it was “icky healthy food.” I’ve since realized that tabbouleh can be phenomenal. This recipe is high in flavor and nutrition, replacing bulgur wheat with gluten-free and protein-packed quinoa. Dig in!   Quinoa Kale Tabbouleh   […]

Due West Salad

    Home is Where the Good Food is!   I travel for a living, which means finding consistencies in meals I want to eat can be a royal pain in the arse. When I’m home, I get to cook and eat exactly what my body wants—I pick every ingredient and know exactly what I’m […]

Roasted Beet and Grilled Orange Salad with Chive Dressing

A Summer Solstice Salad   Happy Summer Solstice! Yesterday was the longest day of the year where the sun seemingly stands still and light fills up the world. It’s the first day of summer which means a season of welcomed bright salads. I’ve made it my duty to eat a salad with every dinner this […]

Persephone Salad

  A Goddess Worthy Salad This gorgeous springtime salad has it all—creaminess from the avocado, tartness from the pomegranate seeds, tangy from the pickled onions, salty from the feta, refreshing from the fennel and spicy from the dressing and peppers. I was trying to name this gorgeous salad when it hit me—Persephone! The greek goddess […]

Beet-Stained Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast of Champions! I love smoothies. I think toast is the perfect vehicle for nut butters, honey and jams. I get a little emotional over waffles and clap my hands at the mention of brunch. Breakfast cuisine is always a hit with me, but what about when you want to switch it up? I often […]

Nom Nom Salad

Crunchy! Refreshing! NomNomNom! Lovers of crunchy salads unite! This asian flavor inspired salad is colorful, crunchy, salty, tangy, bright and creamy. Basically, it’s everything I want a salad to be. This is lovely as a side or starter salad. If you’re looking to add protein I recommend a can of wild salmon or a simple […]

Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

←Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Cauliflower→ It’s a small victory for me every time I get my midwestern parents smitten with kale. I made this salad for a lunch date with my mother, and she was bursting at the seams to sneak this into her dinner menu for my iceberg loving father. Obviously, we don’t […]

Dandelion Quinoa Salad with Poached Eggs

What a day. I woke up after a horrible 24hrs of allergy hell. I had an appointment at 9am and wasn’t feeling great, so ate very little before I left the house. My 9am appointment turned into 4 appointments, many of which included incredibly grumpy, unhelpful people. By the time I got back to the […]