Israeli Chopped Salad

Israeli Chopped Salad

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Israeli Chopped Salad
Israeli Chopped Salad is one of those dishes that I make on repeat all year long. I love all the crunchy veggies and the fact that it will last in the fridge for a couple of days. Plus it’s a salad that everyone in my family will eat without complaint, that’s a big win around […]
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Panzanella Salad

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Panzanella Salad
A traditional Panzanella Salad made with fresh heirloom tomatoes and crusty bread. Guys, do you get mesmerized as much as I do when you see heirloom tomatoes at the store? The colors and shapes are so much fun and it’s hard to find any two alike. So when I saw these I bought them straight away… […]
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Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

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Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa is a creamy, cheesy, mushroom filled quinoa dish that is made in the slow cooker wiht just about 5 minutes of prep time. I am always trying to create new slow cooker vegetarian dishes since it is something that can be hard to find and after playing around with quinoa […]
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Machus Red Fox Salad

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Machus Red Fox Salad
The Machus Red Fox Salad was once served at the swanky Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield, Michigan. It is a simple chopped salad with wedges of ripe tomatoes, rings of red onion, crumbled roquefort and chopped crisp bacon. What truly makes the salad [besides the bacon and blue cheese] is the dressing. It’s a super simple, light and […]
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Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad

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Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad
This Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad is so hearty and filling! Baby arugula is tossed with diced roasted sweet potatoes, cooked wild rice and fresh herbs. It then gets drizzled with a lemony, maple dijon dressing and sprinkled with pomegranate arils, chopped toasted hazelnuts and crumbles of goat cheese. Fall in a bowl pretty much sums […]
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Michigan Cherry Salad with Cider Dijon Dressing

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Michigan Cherry Salad with Cider Dijon Dressing
Michigan Cherry Salad whoot whoot! Michigan Cherry Salad is a popular salad you’ll find on menus in restaurants all around Michigan. And it’s one of my favorites. A mix of spring greens, baby spinach topped with sliced apples, red onion, dried cherries, pecans or walnuts and gorgonzola or blue cheese. Every bite you get a […]
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Fall Salad with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Veggies

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Fall Salad with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Veggies
This post is sponsored by Litehouse. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This fully loaded fall salad is packed with tasty vegetables and grilled chicken. I’m so excited for fall to be coming. Everything changes 180 degrees, the only thing I try to keep the same is to keep wearing shorts! Weird I know… […]
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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect meal sized salad filled with all your favorites – black beans, corn, avocado, tomatoes, mango, jicama, cilantro, red onion, queso fresco, and a quick and easy honey lime dressing you will want to put on everything. Although this summer has been filled with far too many […]
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Skinny Broccoli Salad

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Skinny Broccoli Salad
Skinny Broccoli Salad packed with fresh broccoli, grapes, sunflower, and dried cranberries makes a crunchy, delicious, and healthy side dish. Don’t you hate it when something that should be healthy, like a broccoli salad, gets weighed down with the addition of heavy dressing or fatty meats? I know I do. In fact, so many broccoli […]
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Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe

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Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe
Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe is essentially a simple mustard potato salad that has hard boiled eggs, onion and celery. It’s simple, delicious and I’ve been loving this recipe since I was 15 years old. It’s perfect served with burgers, hotdogs or ribs. Your barbecue isn’t complete without it. Pat’s Aunt Penny has been making this classic potato salad […]
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Broccoli Crunch Salad

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Broccoli Crunch Salad
Broccoli Crunch Salad is probably one of the most popular classic salad recipes. Broccoli, dried cranberries, bacon, sunflower seeds (but I also add pepitas!) and finely diced red onion is tossed in a simple, 3-ingredient dressing. Not only is this salad colorful and crunchy, but delicious too! Pulled from the three-ring binder my mom gave […]
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50+ Homemade Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette Recipes

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50+ Homemade Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette Recipes
What if I told you I had 50+ homemade salad dressings and vinaigrette recipes? If you haven’t noticed, I love making salads. Creating beautiful, healthful and wholesome salads are my jam. However, what I really, really love is making my own salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Playing with different vinegars, spices and herbs, fruits and jams, […]
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Watermelon Feta Salad with Honey-Candied Pistachios

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Watermelon Feta Salad with Honey-Candied Pistachios
This Watermelon Feta Salad is not just a pretty face. This beautiful salad has lightly dressed power mix of greens topped with diced ruby-red watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, red onion, honey-candied pistachios, fresh basil leaves and is drizzled with a balsamic glaze. This simple salad has it all; sweet, salt, peppery and delicious. Sadly summer […]
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Healthy Mongolian Beef

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Healthy Mongolian Beef
Healthy Mongolian Beef is better than take-out and it won’t hurt your waistline or wallet. Taking classic Asian take-out dishes and figuring out a healthier way to make them at home is one of my favorite kitchen challenges. Partly because I am almost always in the mood for any type of Asian take-out and also […]
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Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin

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Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin
Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are warm, tasty, and the perfect thing for a busy morning since they are ready in less than five minutes. We are always on the look out for fast and healthy breakfast options since no matter how hard we try, mornings are hectic. Recently I stumbled across these oatmeal microwave muffins […]
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Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini

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Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini
Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini may just be my new favorite healthy lunch. Who would have ever believed that stuffing a zucchini with ground turkey, peppers, onions, spices, and cheese would taste so good and decadent? They are seriously something I love to eat and they taste like a mash up of chicken fajitas and pizza. […]
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Turkey Moussaka

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Turkey Moussaka
Turkey Moussaka is a Greek inspired take on eggplant lasagna, with a Greek yogurt sauce replacing the traditional bechamel and it tastes amazing. As someone who loves eggplant, moussaka is a dish I have always loved. Eggplant, ground meat, potatoes, and a cheesy sauce – you can’t really go wrong. Unfortunately the traditional version is […]
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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts

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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts
Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts have all the flavor of your favorite Thai curry but is much healthier than your favorite take-out version. Recently I have had some friends ask about simple ways to start eating healthier all week. They don’t all have time to cook every night, may be on a limited budget, […]
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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes

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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes
Everyone who knows me knows that I am a bit of a slow-cooker fanatic. Every now and then, however, there are a few recipes that I just have to pull out my skillet for. It’s a sacrifice I am willing to make for just the right recipe. I can’t explain it, but sometimes I just […]
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Healthy Greek Nachos

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Healthy Greek Nachos
Healthy Greek Nachos are quickly becoming a staple in our house, especially now that the weather is heating up and I want something fresh and light. In full disclosure, I have eaten these three times for lunch already this week. I am slightly obsessed but they are just so good. Crispy Flatout chips covered in […]
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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs make the best weeknight dinner with virtually no cleanup since everything is cooked on one sheet pan. Plus the homemade honey mustard sauce made with honey olive oil, garlic, whole grain mustard, and thyme couldn’t be more delicious. In my opinion, it’s hard to beat anything that is covered in […]
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Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Avocado Herb Salsa

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Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Avocado Herb Salsa
Portobello and Poblano Tacos need to make an appearance at your next taco Tuesday. No one will even miss the meat in these delicious vegetarian tacos. Even though today I am a full fledged carnivore, for about 10 years I was a vegetarian. Unfortunately during that time I also didn’t cook very much, so let’s […]
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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather with a cool, refreshing, and flavor packed meal. We live about a block away from a delicious Greek restaurant, but every time we go I end up ordering their chopped shrimp salad. It’s my favorite thing on their menu even […]
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No Bake Brownie Balls

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No Bake Brownie Balls
Nothing better than a gooey brownie, right? How could there be? Brownies are laden with butter, sugar, eggs, chocolate—all the good stuff. Unfortunately, that means that a typical brownie is packed with calories and fat and should definitely be indulged in only on a very occasional basis. But what if I told you that you […]
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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is the perfect meal as we approach warmer spring and summer months. Not only is all the work done by the slow cooker meaning you never have to turn on the stove, the mango salsa screams summer with its bright and fresh flavors. I have been making versions of this dish […]
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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins
Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins have been part of our breakfast routine for years now and make the best on-the-go healthy breakfast. I have been making all kinds of egg muffins for years but recently realized I have shared the one that I make most often on the blog, these ones packed with broccoli, cheddar cheese, […]
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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms

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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms
Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms are a healthy and tasty side dish that will get everyone to eat their veggies. Plus the leftovers are delicious and can be utilized all week. It seems like I often get stuck in a rut, making the same simple side dishes over and over. Usually a salad. Now, […]
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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
This blueberry quinoa salad post is sponsored by The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council  A fresh tasting salad with frozen blueberries, quinoa, walnuts, avocado and watercress leaves. After combining all of these amazing ingredients, toss them in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing! Lately I’ve been really into grain bowls as opposed to a salad… […]
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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
This blueberry almond salad with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette is basically spring in a bowl. You know I have been counting down the days until I could kick winter to the curb. Finally spring is here and we’re not only a few days in and I’m already sharing a salad recipe that’s bursting with all the spring […]
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Crunchy Asian Veggie Salad with Honey Ginger Peanut Dressing

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Crunchy Asian Veggie Salad with Honey Ginger Peanut Dressing
This delightfully crunchy Asian veggie salad has plethora of colorful, crunchy and nutritious veggies like both Napa and purple cabbage, bok choy (love!), sweet bell pepper and carrots are sliced and tossed with bean sprouts, green onions, peanuts and sesame seeds. Finally this beautiful salad is drizzled with the most addictive honey ginger peanut dressing. This recipe makes […]
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Kale, Fennel and Apple Salad

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Kale, Fennel and Apple Salad
This kale, fennel and apple salad is not just a pretty face. I know it looks kind of fancy doesn’t it, but I swear it’s really not. This is my latest and greatest (nutritious and lovely!) salad since –well–  this salad. And that was only last week. I just LOVE salads. I’ve always loved salads. Wait, that’s a lie. I only really started to love […]
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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Pasta Salad

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Pasta Salad
Enjoy the sweet cherry flavor of this colorful salad. Made with a variety of fruit, this red, white and blue salad is perfect for Memorial Day or your 4th of July celebration. Related
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Spicy Kohlrabi Salad

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Spicy Kohlrabi Salad
Kohlrabi is best fresh out of the garden. Even though it is great on it’s own, this fresh salad will be even better. Add as much or as little jalapenos as you can stand. Related
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Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame

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Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame
Healthy Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame will make anyone a kale lover! Packed with good-for-you ingredients it’s a vegetarian salad that leaves you full and satisfied. Although it may be a complete cliche since it’s January, I have been eating a ton of kale salads this month. Part of the reason I […]
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Review: Pepita Salad Recipe

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Review: Pepita Salad Recipe
This is a delicious recipe from the famous Heidi Swanson of the 101 cookbooks blog. The recipe calls for yellow split peas. As beans and legumes are being featured as super healthy foods, we have been expanding the variety of ones we usually enjoy to include lesser known ones, such as the yellow split peas. […]
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Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto

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Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto
This is a delicious main meal salad. Very hearty and filling. We enjoyed it as a winter lunch, it would also be lovely in the summer at suppertime. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients for the pesto: 1 cup walnut pieces 2 garlic 3-4 cups kale, cleaned and cut from the stems 1/4 cup olive oil 3 […]
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Crunchy Curried Pea Salad with Apples Cashews and Water Chestnuts

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Crunchy Curried Pea Salad with Apples Cashews and Water Chestnuts
This is a lovely crunchy salad that would be an asset to any table. it looks pretty enough for a holiday meal although is also lovely for a filling supper meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 ounces fresh or frozen peas 6 ounces cashew nuts, chopped 2 spring onions, chipped 8 ounces water chestnuts, chopped […]
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Lentil and Wurst Salad

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Lentil and Wurst Salad
This is lovely salad that we enjoyed as a hearty lunch. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup dry lentils 3-4 cups water 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 1 red onion, thin sliced 3-4 vegan wursts or hot dogs ½ head iceberg lettuce, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 1½ tablespoon vinegar 1-2 teaspoon mild […]
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Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese

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Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese
Winter in California is the season for peppery arugula. Several years ago my parents planted some arugula in their garden and for years the arugula would re-seed itself, taking over the entire garden with a flourish, starting in December. While mature arugula can be almost too intense to eat raw (best for left for cooking), young baby arugula is […]
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