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Category — Salads

Tomato Bread Salad

This is a crowd pleaser. And you can do all the hard stuff ahead of time, so you’re not fussing when your guests are around, drinking and munching and socializing. [Read more →]

September 6, 2012   1 Comment

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s a roundup of my most popular pins this week.

This Pina Colada fruit salad recipe would be a great addition to a summer brunch:

Source: tasteofhome.com via Sarah @ on Pinterest

Avocado & lime & cantaloupe salad? YES!

 

Source: theppk.com via Sarah @ on Pinterest

I have 5,000 lbs. of CSA tomatoes on my counter – this Southeast Asian tomato salad would be a tasty & creative way to showcase them:

 

Source: yumsugar.com via Sarah @ on Pinterest

 What about carrots? I have a ton of those, too, from my CSA. This duo of shredded carrot salads (one sweet, one savory) is a treat for the eyes, as well as for the palate!

 

Source: kblog.lunchboxbunch.com via Sarah @ on Pinterest

 The addition of corn is an interesting twist on the classic Caprese salad:

 

Source: simplyrecipes.com via Sarah @ on Pinterest

 I’d add a can of rinsed & drained pinto beans to this Mexicali raw corn salad with beans & lime to create a light, vegetarian lunchbox item:

 

Source: care2.com via Sarah @ on Pinterest

And my most popular workout pin? This rockin’ 5-superset Arms & Abs workout . . . summer’s not over yet, my friends!

 

Source: theleangreenbean.com via Sarah @ on Pinterest

Enjoy!

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August 24, 2012   1 Comment

Napa Cabbage Slaw

 

Again with the cabbage. I love the stuff! [Read more →]

July 5, 2012   3 Comments

Play it cool, [wo]man . . . .

It’s summer. It can get HOT. You might be cranky. You definitely don’t want to turn on your oven, or even stand over your stovetop. But you want fresh food that’s good for you, right? [Read more →]

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Linky Love: The Best Kale Salad. Evah.

You know it’s rare, but sometimes I make a recipe exactly as written. It’s true! [Read more →]

June 25, 2012   2 Comments

Your New Summer Potluck BFF: Asian Noodle Salad

Or maybe this is your new summer entertaining BFF? [Read more →]

June 13, 2012   6 Comments

Late to the Spinach Party – But Let’s Celebrate Anyway!

 

What? How could I not know this? March 26, 2012 is National Spinach Day?? Did you know that my Baby Spinach Salad, 7 Ways is one of the most popular posts of all-time here on Semi-Sweet? Check out scads of other delish spinach recipes right here, right now! Let’s party down, Sweeties.

Spinach is a superfood that’s ridiculously easy to incorporate into your repertoire – whether you like it cooked, raw or both. Baby or mature, it comes pre-washed and pre-bagged for EZ daily use. I “eat” about 4 cups of organic baby spinach every a.m. in my green smoothie . . . what’re your favorite ways to enjoy this lovely leafy?

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March 27, 2012   No Comments

Use the Food

I’ve had so much on my mind here, been running around doing errands to prep for my surgery, working out like a fiend . . . and still, the CSA share just keeps.on.coming. It’s been loaded these last couple of weeks: cukes and zukes and tomatoes and the sweetest sweet corn EVAH. Squash – summer and pattypan. Fresh basil and dill and oh, just lovely, tasty stuff. But the abundance!? It can overwhelm even the most veg-lovin’ mama. So I’ve been throwing stuff together and seeing what works. [Read more →]

August 12, 2011   4 Comments