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Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

Grilled Chicken Greek Salad ~ if you love a great main course salad in the warmer months like I do, then this vibrant Greek salad topped with lean grilled chicken breast will win you over for sure.  It’s a light but totally satisfying meal.…

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Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!  It’s a multi-tasker that’s always welcome at barbecues and potlucks, and it has Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and 4th of July written all over it.…

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Spring Salad with Edible Flowers

Spring Salad with Edible Blossoms

Spring Salad with Edible Flowers ~ this simple side dish is spring in a bowl ~ I’ll show you how to identify, source, and use edible flowers to make this celebratory salad for weddings, showers, holidays, or any spring gathering.…

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Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a one minute wonder — a quick stint on a searing hot grill turns an under-appreciated veggie into a rock star — a little bit of honey sesame glaze doesn’t hurt either!…

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Mediterranean Bean Salad

My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it’s packed with protein!…

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Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives

Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this healthy Mediterranean fruit salad is packed with the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean!

Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this glorious salad in the Mediterranean tradition is an experience not to be missed.  It’s proof positive that not all fabulous salads are leafy and green! If you’ve never had a salad of citrus and olives, I think you’ll be glad you stumbled on this one today.  These are flavors you don’t encounter in the US very often, but if you are familiar with the cuisines of any of the countries that line…

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Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad

Broccoli and Blueberry Pasta Salad

Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad with a tangy Lemon Buttermilk Dressing ~ spring forward with this colorful and healthy pasta salad made with Chickapea gluten free pasta, lots of fruits and veggies, and an extra dose of crunch! *Hey guys ~ I’m teaming up with Chickapea Pasta today, thanks for supporting me and my brand partners, I only work with the very best, and they help keep tvfgi up and cooking! This salad was fun to fun to invent, and…

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Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ this creamy potato salad packed with pickles will become your favorite spring and summer side, perfect for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks ~ better print off lots of copies of the recipe, everyone’s going to ask for it! Oh my, this dill pickle potato salad is to die for.  I made it for dinner and guess what?  It was gone by lunch.  Oh well, some things are too good for this world.  Like this dilly-icious potato…

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Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Low carb eating just got a whole lot more interesting with my Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps!  Who needs rice when you’ve got fresh crunchy lettuce leaves?  Everybody’s going to come back for seconds and thirds, and that’s ok because this meal is low calorie and super healthy! My family teases me that I’m sometimes my own biggest fan when it comes to the food I make, and I don’t deny it ~ I love to eat, and when I make…

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