Tag Archives: Salads

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Hi everyone!  I’ve been taking a break from posting as I adjusted to being a mom of 3 (!), but I certainly haven’t taken a break from cooking.  And so now that my littlest one is a little more settled, I thought it was high time I shared with you one of my new favoriteRead More

Basic Cole Slaw

Basic Cole Slaw

For a long time I thought I didn’t like cole slaw.  I am generally not a huge fan of mayo, and also assumed that I didn’t like cabbage for no particular reason (I am slowly working my way through all of the foods I still have residual fears of from being a really picky kid!).Read More

Asparagus and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Asparagus and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Last week I told you about the Mini Spinach and Cheddar Frittatas I made for the peanut’s naming.  In addition to an egg dish, I wanted to include a light and summery salad.  I had a hard time thinking of what to do that wouldn’t overlap with the veggies already present as a side forRead More

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Historically, I have not been especially good at serving a vegetable with every dinner.  In an effort to be better at this, salad has become my back-up veggie when I don’t have something else specifically planned.  Generally I get some mesclun greens and toss with whatever other veggies we have around (carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc)Read More

Chicken Piccata with Pasta and Arugula Salad

Chicken Piccata with Pasta and Arugula Salad

When I was trying to decide what to call this blog, the first thing that came to my mind was “The Lazy Chef.”  This is because I am constantly looking for short cuts, taking the most simple recipes and making them even simpler.  Sometime I find easier ways of doing things that don’t compromise theRead More

Lentil Salad with Grapes

Lentil Salad with Grapes

A few weeks ago I made Avocado Lentil Salad, and promised another favorite Lentil Salad recipe.  Well, I finally had a chance to make it last night!  This recipe is adapted from Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network and is delicious.  The two recipes are very similar – both have grape tomatoes, pistachios, andRead More

Double Broccoli Quinoa

Double Broccoli Quinoa

In the world of grains, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a winner.  It is easy to cook (similar to rice but faster), has the nutritional benefits of being a whole grain, and is even a complete protein (most grains are missing a couple of the essential amino acids, which means that while they are good proteinRead More

Avocado Lentil Salad

Avocado Lentil Salad

As I’ve already mentioned, I really like Michael Pollan’s philosophy on food and eating, and have been trying to make changes in my life to “eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”  The “eat food” part I’m in good shape with, as you can probably tell by my blog!  But “not too much”, well, that’sRead More

Lemon Oregano Chicken and Vinaigrette

Chicken breasts are one of those foods that are healthy and convenient, but often boring and repetitive.  So one night when we were going to have chicken salads for dinner, I looked for a new way to add flavor that wouldn’t be too difficult.  My first stops for dinner recipes are generally Epicurious and theRead More

Broccoli Slaw with Almonds and Cranberries

Broccoli Slaw with Almonds and Cranberries

After using buttermilk in corn muffins, pancakes, and granola muffins, I found yet another use for that little bit I still had left!  And this recipe also allowed me to use up the stalks from the broccoli florets that I used in the pasta salad – a double whammy!  I first had this slaw at aRead More