Winter Grain Salad

Grain salad is a perennial favorite of mine (see further proof here & here). Tweeked for winters’ offerings, this grain salad features nutty wild rice harvested in Canada, locally grown spinach, and my own butternut squash. When blended together, rustic grains and veggies make a nutrient packed satisfying dish that is hearty, not heavy.  I …

Roasted Corn Salad with Strawberries

Here is one more summer salad for you. This time it is served up in my toaster oven taco shells.  I love the combination of grilled corn and cold fresh berries. Try this salad with some grilled shrimp, or skip the shells and set it out for spooning onto plates or chow down with some chips. …

Cool Blue Potato Salad

Happily browsing the shiny aisles of my local grocery store, a beautiful basket of blue potatoes stopped me in my tracks.   How can I resist tight skins over firm blue flesh? I couldn’t. Those little babies belong to me. I have a weakness for potatoes in any form: red, white, blue, mashed, baked, or boiled. Lucky …

Forbidden Rice Salad with Edamame and Avocado

Rice salad is somewhat of a guilty pleasure for me. Not as obvious as potato or macaroni salad, a rice salad is so much more versatile.  No need to add all the mayonnaise and unhealthy fat to get full flavor.  A little bit of rice vinegar is all I need to down a monster bowl …