Chicken Spring Roll Bowls

You know those little rice paper spring rolls? They are so amazingly good, one of the many things I miss about living in the PNW. There were little shops all over the place that you could grab these things to go. To go with our healthy-eating month of July, I decided to recreate the spring […]

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Pear & Walnut Arugula Salad

This is one of my favorite salads ever. The sweetness from the pear slices and pomegranate arils goes perfectly with the peppery arugula and the zip of the apple cider vinegar. You have got to try it! Ingredients Walnut Vinaigrette 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup walnut oil 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil […]

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Buttered Walnuts or Pecans

These walnuts/pecans are the best thing to snack on! Sweet, spicy, toasted, and crunchy, buttered walnuts (pecans) are best served over a salad, such as my Apple Cider Salad Delicious! Ingredients 2 tablespoons salted butter 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper pinch of salt 1 cup walnuts or pecans, halved Instructions In a […]

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Apple Cider Salad

This is one of my favorite salads. You can substitute the radicchio here for arugula if you cannot find it, I know it isn’t the easiest to locate. The Buttered Walnuts or Pecans are the icing on the cake! Ingredients Salad 2 heads butter lettuce 1 head radicchio 6-8 radishes, thinly sliced 1-1/2 cups crumbed […]

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Happy National Rotisserie Chicken Day! Often on days that I do my grocery shopping, I’ll pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket or I’ll grab a chicken from the chicken man (German friends will understand!). There are often then leftovers. These leftovers are perfect for soups or salads, including this recipe! This Chinese Chicken […]

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Italian Sub Salad

Do you love an Italian sub sandwich, but you want to skip the bread? Look no further! This Italian Sub Salad is a delicious and light lunch. For those who love the flavor of a sub sandwich, this salad is the perfect thing for you. We eat this salad quite often on weekdays for lunch […]

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BLT Chicken Salad

Our rule of thumb in the Brooks’ household is to have a pretty light lunch. However, sometimes that can get boring and just blah. So, I have been racking my brain trying to come up with different lunch ideas and I came up with this one! A BLT lettuce wrap, but with the addition of […]

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Cheddar Bacon Romaine Wedge

In the summertime, light and fresh foods are a staple on our dinner table. Salads take center stage, as I am incorporating my fresh veggies and herbs any way that I can. And of course, I would prefer to not have to turn my oven on since Washington State does not believe in air-conditioning. This […]

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Southwest Chopped Salad

This is one of my new favorite salads! My family was wild about this salad that is tossed in the most delicious and creamy avocado cilantro-lime dressing. There are so many beautiful colors, flavors, and textures to make this salad a flavor explosion and a new staple on your dinner menu. Try it out, you […]

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