Raw Beet and Pear Salad with Orange Shallot Vinaigrette

Root vegetables inundate my fridge (and my salad recipes) around this time every year.  Although I prefer the intense crunch of raw beets in my salads, this recipe is also delicious served warm with sliced roasted beets…so try it however you prefer! Raw Beet and Pear Salad with Orange Shallot Vinaigrette (adapted from A Sweet Pea Chef) […]

Watermelon Radish and Cantaloupe Salad with Yogurt Dressing

The inspiration for this salad came from some beautiful organic watermelon radishes that popped up in my SPUD delivery box the other week.  As odd as it sounds, melon and radish actually make a wonderful salad combination; the sweet and soft cantaloupe balances out the crunchy and spicy radish quite perfectly. Since this salad is equal parts […]

Grilled Sugar Pie Pumpkin and Green Apple Salad with Yogurt Pesto

It’s pumpkin season again, so prepare yourself to see all things cinderella, buttercup, royal acorn, hubbard and jack o’lantern on my blog over the next few months.  I’m kicking things off with an amazing autumn salad! The inspiration for this salad came from spending the day with my family at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm.  One […]

Avocado and Celeriac Salad with King Crab and Creamy Grapefruit Dressing

My dad always buys these huge boxes of frozen king crab legs, the downstairs freezer is always full of them. Since I frequent my parents house on a regular basis, I feel that they also belong to me.  I’m a firm believer that’s it’s the duty of offspring to capitalize on their parents gains…circle of […]

Market Greens with Fresh Lovage and French Radish Poppy Seed Dressing

Despite getting to the farmers market rather late last weekend, I still managed to make out with an impressive haul of fresh herbs and salad greens from August Organics.  Among them was a beautiful bunch of red vein sorrel and a few stalks of ever potent lovage. Lovage has a strong and fragrant celery flavor, […]

Black Radish Salad with Steamed Broccoli Leaves and Fresh Cilantro Pesto

This was my first time ever finding or working with black radishes…mind you, I’ve probably walked by them before, thinking they were just really dirty beets.  They’re huge, about double or triple the size of a standard red radish and slightly more pungent.  I’m a fan of added heat in my recipes, so this was exciting […]

Papaya and Avocado Salad with Spicy Honey-Grapefruit Dressing

Another salad recipe…I warned you, there’s going to be a lot of salad this summer.  This one really needs no introduction, so I’ll let the pictures do all the talking! I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I will come up with any excise to use my mandolin slicer…that’s exactly what happened here.  I went […]