Lebanese Chickpea Salad

Lebanese Chickpea Salad (A Seat at the Table)

This is a delicious salad.  Totally addictive and packed with flavor.  I even got a bean-hater to eat this salad.  It has bright bold flavors with lemon and za’atar, parsley and mint.  Za’atar is a middle eastern spice blend that has thyme, sumac, oregano and some other delicious spices in it.  It’s a bit challengingRead more

Confetti Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

Confetti Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette (A Seat at the Table)

Well I found out that May is not the last Carroll Cafe!  There will be one more for the season on June 13th!  So you’re in luck if you still haven’t made it out to one! This salad is the savory option I served for May’s Carroll Cafe.  I loved this salad.  As I wasRead more

Vegetable Wheat Berry Salad

Veggie Wheat Berry Salad (A Seat at the Table)

This is one of my new go-to salads.  I love the combination of whole grains and veggies.  This is super easy to throw together and can be easily adapted to whatever vegetables you have on hand.  The dressing is a simple, fresh, tart dressing that goes nicely with the fresh vegetables and slight nutty flavorRead more

Lemony Orzo, Feta, and Chickpea Salad

Lemony Orzo, Feta, and Chickpea Salad (A Seat at the Table)

This is another great salad from the Women’s Retreat.  I think this one was my favorite, because you can’t go wrong with lemon, feta and dill.  The lemon really brightens up this dish and keeps the orzo from feeling slimy, which can happen with cold pasta salads.  This also has great texture from the crunchyRead more

Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad

Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad (A Seat at the Table)

This was the third salad for the Women’s Retreat.   I really liked the unique spin on this Waldorf salad.  Adding wheat berries is a fun chewy twist that adds so much texture to the crunchy apples and celery.  I also love that this uses a Vidalia onion dressing instead of the traditional mayonnaise-based dressing.Read more

Tofu Veggie Bowls with Peanut Sauce

This is rapidly becoming a favorite meal.  It’s based off of these tofu lettuce wraps, but combined in a bowl for a more filling/less fussy dinner.  I made it twice in a week, it’s that good.  It’s super flavorful and customizable to what you have on hand.  And while I know that tofu isn’t everyone’sRead more

Anatomy of a Salad

Let’s talk salad.  As you may have guessed, I’m a big salad fan.  They’re easy, incredibly versatile and fast.  So let’s break it down so you can come up with some new ideas, and try some new combinations!  You can also skip the whole forma salad and do like this cute skeleton from Kraft. ThisRead more