Strawberry Quinoa Salad + TV appearance

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Juicy strawberries, sweet citrus dressing and tangy goat cheese come together beautifully in this light & easy summer side dish.  It’s great at any temperature and is easy to whip up.  We brought this to a friend’s BBQ last weekend and it was a hit.  The subtly sweet salad balanced out the savory burgers andRead more

Green and Gold Kale Salad


Confession: Had the Packers not won on Sunday, this salad would have been called the “Honey Avocado Kale Salad.”  But because I’m a sucker for a good theme party (or recipe) and I love lightening-up party food, it is now the Green and Gold Kale Salad.  This salad is so incredibly easy to whip upRead more

Easy Summer Appetizers

Summer in the Midwest is fleeting - I mean, it’s almost July, and as I type this it’s 55 degrees out!  Back in February when we were in the middle of the polar vortex, I promised myself that as soon as the temps hit 40 and we no longer had snow, I would NOT complain…Read more

Avocado Chicken Salad

Feeling bored with your weekday lunch?  This avocado chicken salad is the answer!  You can easily whip this up on Sunday and enjoy it all week.  I added raisins and curry to spice it up, but the recipe can easily be modified to fit your taste.  To keep it easy, buy a rotisserie chicken and useRead more

Roast Beef Salad

Hello!    When I set out to create a Chicago-themed healthy food blog, I knew my first post would be a healthy deep dish pizza, and my second would be… healthy Portillo’s! I set out to lighten up the roast beef sandwich and fries.  An easy way to cut calories was to use lettuce insteadRead more

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