Curried Turkey Replay Salad

This was originally a client favorite chicken salad, but when I had some leftover turkey last Thanksgiving – I thought why not? It’s fast becoming another holiday tradition in this household, because I actually prefer it with turkey. Serving it in a melon half is… Keep Reading »

Kale Caesar Salad

The sweetness of the sliced dates balances the slight bitterness of the kale to bring a refreshing update to an old classic. The use of vegan mayonnaise makes a great substitute for the raw egg more commonly used, but the dressing is every bit as… Keep Reading »

Garlic Roasted Potato Salad

This is my personal favorite potato salad, and a client classic. Since you are making real mayonnaise, please be careful to keep it refrigerated. You can make it a day or two in advance, but do not keep it longer than a few days…. Keep Reading »

Grilled Asparagus with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Feta

This dish could be a light lunch all on it’s own, or delicious side dish for any special occasion- it looks especially beautiful on the buffet table for a summertime grill party by the pool . The smokiness of the grilled asparagus pairs perfectly with… Keep Reading »

Five Spice Apple, Beet, & Carrot Salad

This colorful and crunchy salad is packed full of vitamins and minerals, and makes the perfect accompaniment to any number of meat dishes including my Apple Meatloaf. Having a food processor does take most of the elbow grease out of the preparation, but you can… Keep Reading »

Honey Mustard Grilled Chopped Vegetable Salad

Beat the summer heat with a delicious grilled chopped vegetable salad. I usually like to double the vegetables I’m making as a side dish  for one meal to do double duty for another. The trick is to only cook the vegetables until they’re crisp-tender, retaining… Keep Reading »

Grilled Peach & Apricot Salad

Caramelizing peaches and apricots with a balsamic glaze on the grill will make your taste buds soar. The sharpness of goat cheese, crunchy radishes, and freshness of the mixed greens will help round off the symphony of flavors dancing in your mouth. This salad is… Keep Reading »

Chicken Pesto Salad Sandwiches

Here I’ve taken my favorite “ladies that lunch” salad, and turned it into a hearty sandwich for the hungry men in your life too…. Keep Reading »

Asian Chicken Salad Cornucopia

This is my rendition of A&D restaurant’s Asian chicken salad – an exotic treat you can toss together quickly with shredded carrots, red cabbage, and pre-cooked chicken without sacrificing flavor, or heating up the kitchen on a hot end of summer day. Don’t forget ingredients… Keep Reading »

Roasted Pepper & Black Olive Salad with Creamy Herb Feta Dressing

The little baby red, yellow, and orange bell peppers you see in the supermarket this time of year are beyond delicious roasted – so tender and sweet! They make a perfect spring/summer first course or side salad coupled with a baby spinach salad tossed in… Keep Reading »

Curried Chicken Salad

As with many recipes, this one came into being when I through together a lunch with whatever I had on hand in my refrigerator. I liked it, and so I made it for a client who ultimately asked to have it for lunch with every… Keep Reading »

Tricolor Bean Salad

This salad is easy to adapt to your household’s liking. Add or omit what you want, and adjust the seasoning and heat to your liking…. Keep Reading »

Mandarin Kale Salad with Hearts of Palm

This completely fat free, sweet & spicy salad dressing is  adapted to home cook specifications from a recipe Chef Joe DiMaggio Jr. shared with me. The sweetness of the mandarin oranges balances the bitterness of the kale perfectly, while the hearts of palm, carrots, cabbage, and roasted sunflower… Keep Reading »