• Orange Farro Grain Salad

    How to Segment an Orange for this Hearty Winter Citrus Salad

    As we head into the winter months one thing I really look forward to is fresh citrus. Oranges and grapefruit and those little mandarines are all so good this time of year. I love adding them to salads and once I learned how to segment an orange (and other citrus fruit) I add them all the time. Getting those perfect little segments out of the fruit and into the dish can be a bit of a challenge. But, I’m here to help and make it quick and simple for you and to share this delicious salad and bright and fresh orange vinaigrette! How to Segment an Orange To start segmenting…

  • Roasted Grape and Couscous Salad

    Roasted Grape Salad

    Like most of us right now, we’ve been limiting our trips to the grocery store and working hard to use what we have. That has required a little creativity and trying some new things. I have to admit, even someone who cooks a lot sometimes needs a little kick in the butt to get out of her rut. I don’t know about you but this virus has given me quite the kick! I’ve learned how to make a sourdough starter (if you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen some of that), have made my own crackers, baked countless biscotti, frozen lots of leftovers and found endless ways to use fresh…

  • Salad

    Southwest Chopped Salad over Grilled Romaine

    Warning! If you don’t like chopping vegetables, this recipe is not for you! I spent the better part of last week at a conference for work. It was the Produce for Better Health Consumer Connections Conference, in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve been to this conference 3 times and each time I come back renewed and with new ideas for both work and home. This year was no exception. It was a busy conference with very little downtime but I still came home feeling a bit renewed. Maybe it was the warm weather and sunshine, or maybe it was the company and networking or maybe the food and all those fruits and…

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    Smoked Salmon Citrus Salad

    On long, cold winter weekend days I’m typically in the kitchen making soup or baking bread or some other hearty dish.  Today it is snowy and cold outside but after coming in from shoveling I really wasn’t in the mood for something heavy.  What I really wanted was something light and fresh and a salad sounded like the perfect option. This weekend my husband is away and I really didn’t want to spend a lot of time cooking for myself anyway, so I scrounged through the refrigerator and found some leftover smoked salmon from one of the Christmas baskets, a grapefruit and an orange, some lemons and butter lettuce.  A…

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