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A Quinoa, Apricot and Arugula Salad With A Moroccan Kick

Among blogger Jeanine Donofrio’s favorite salad ingredients: quinoa, chickpeas, almonds, avocados and dried fruit – along with fresh lemon juice, honey, and cumin. Her quinoa, apricot and arugula salad, featured here, have them all! (Click here to see featured recipe.) … Continue reading

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Better Than Store-Bought Stuff: Homemade Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Food blogger Barbara Kiebel says friends have asked her to bottle the salad dressing she recently whipped up. “I decided to make a new version of a Honey Mustard Salad Dressing using olive oil instead of mayonnaise,” she writes in … Continue reading

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A Flank Steak & Tomato Salad To Mark Memorial Day And Grilling Season

Memorial Day kicks off the traditional start of the picnic and grilling seasons. And the grilled flank steak salad featured here would be a great way to mark the occasion. (Click here to see the recipe.) Award-winning food writer Georgeanne Brennan notes … Continue reading

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A Salad Bacon Lovers Will Swoon Over + Tips For Making Your Own Salads

Here’s a salad that bacon lovers will swoon over – though you don’t have to love bacon to appreciate this salad. In fact, it’s a potpourri of flavors, in addition to crispy bacon: lettuce, quinoa, fennel, apple, carrot, almonds and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Wild Salmon Season With Grilled Salmon Salad

May marks the return of the wild salmon season, beginning with sockeye. And the grilled salmon salad featured here would be a great way to mark the occasion. (Click here to see featured recipe.) This colorful salad pairs salmon with … Continue reading

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Flavor = Sesame, Roasted Almond, Avocado & Spinach Salad

We make our own salad dressings rather than go with bottled dressings. We know the ingredients. They’re fresh. And, all modesty aside, we know the main ingredients – including the olive oil – are good quality. As blogger Erin Alderson … Continue reading

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Boost Ordinary Potato Salad Up A Notch With Ripe Avocados

We love California avocados! They’re delicious, healthy, and pair well with extra virgin olive oil and many other foods. Plus, they’re in season. In the dish featured here, ripe, creamy avocados kick ordinary potato salad up a significant notch. (Click … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Salads & Dressings – Starting With Spicy Grain Salad

Ever read the ingredients on a salad dressing bottle from the grocery store? Look at the label and you might find xantham gum, calcium disodium EDTA, artificial flavors – or even partially hydrogenated oils known as trans fats. In other … Continue reading

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Superfood: Saffron Farro with Dried Apricots and Toasted Pine Nuts

Farro is one of our favorite superfoods. The first time we prepared it a few years ago local groceries weren’t selling this ancient form of wheat. That’s changed, fortunately. And we’re able to prepare it more readily. As a result, … Continue reading

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From Vegan Chef Tal Ronnen – Grilled Artichokes & Caesar Dressing

Tal Ronnen is one of the most celebrated vegan chefs working today. In the spring of 2008, he became known nationwide as the chef who prepared vegan meals for Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day vegan cleanse. With the advent of spring, we’re fortunate to have a … Continue reading

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