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Lettuce Wraps: How to Fill Them

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Lettuce wraps are a delicious way to enjoy protein and vegetables without having just another salad. Try some of these great fillings for lettuce wraps. Nicoise Salad Wraps The first time I ever heard about lettuce wraps was in the context of In-N-Out Burger’s secret menu. Instead of a bun, you could get your burger […]

Italian Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

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Freshen up this season with dinner salads. Try this Italian Salad loaded with vegetables and topped with crispy prosciutto. Vegetables are the name of the game, people. Nutritionists can argue all the live long day about paleo v. vegan v. whole grains, but one thing everyone agrees on is vegetables. We should all eat more […]

Herbed Mayonnaise

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Herbed Mayonnaise is a delightful addition to sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and to use as a sauce for artichokes. It’s simple to make, and absolutely delicious. As I strive to make my family delicious, healthy food, I realize that we don’t need recipes with twenty ingredients. We don’t need a lot of fancy kitchen equipment. We […]

Nicoise Salad Wraps

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Take an old French classic and tweak it with these Nicoise Salad Wraps. Filled with tuna, egg, and vegetables but serve in a wrap, the traditional salad feels new again. I love Salade Nicoise. I remember eating it at an outdoor cafe in Bordeaux with my friend Lucile many, many moons ago. It’s a French classic that […]

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

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This Quinoa Vegetable Salad is packed with protein and flavor and full of all the colors of the rainbow. It’s perfect for packing. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I’ve been […]

Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Almonds

Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Almonds

Want to add something crisp and fresh to the table tonight? Stir up a batch of this super yummy Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Almonds. I go back and forth between wanting to eat all crisp and fresh vegetables and wanting to carbo load on potatoes and pasta with lots of cheese. I blame winter. While there’s a time and […]

Greek Wedge Salad

Greek Wedge Salad | Good Cheap Eats

A Greek Wedge Salad is a festive addition to your holiday table, with its red and green color scheme. It’s an easy way to add some veggies to a special meal. I’ve always been a big fan of salads. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve preferred salads to be a part of my meal, […]

Buttermilk Dressing with Dill

Buttermilk Dressing

My new favorite dressing is this buttermilk dressing with dill, garlic, and peppercorns. It mixes up quickly and is perfect for topping salads or dipping veggies or pizza. After a week of baking and excess, I find that I’m craving vegetables. Like crazy craving vegetables. Each night at dinner I’ve gone back for extra veggies. Now […]

Salade Composee: What the Heck is That and Why Should I Make It for Dinner?

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Salade composee, or composed salad, is a great way to serve a healthier, quick dinner, with interest and texture. Trust me, it works. Salade Nicoise If you grew up in the states in the 70s and 80s, your first idea of salad might have been pretty simplistic. I know mine was: iceberg lettuce, a tomato […]

Pasta Salad Bar

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Serving a Pasta Salad Bar is a cool and easy way to serve a crowd of varying tastes. Provide cooked pasta and toppings so each can make his own pasta salad. I tend to serve dinner one of two ways: individually plated or buffet style. Our years of having babies and toddlers at the table […]