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Kale Salad with simple dressing

Kale may be the trendiest green at the moment, but with good reason it truly is a "super" food.  It's not only packed with nutrients and antioxidants, but it is also a great green to use in the kitchen.  And anyone can grow it as a cool season vegetable in the garden or in a few pots on the patio. Kale isn't one of those fragile greens that gets soft and mushy in a salad overnight. It'll hold up in your refrigerator for a few days.  That's one reason I'm such a huge fan of ...

Caprese Salad

The beauty of a Caprese Salad is that most of the ingredients can be grown in your own backyard.  During the summer months, there is nothing better than picking a ripe tomato and fresh basil from the garden to enjoy with delicious Mozzarella cheese.  This is a two-minute salad.  Right now, I'm asking myself, "Why don't I make this more often?" Seems silly to list the ingredients, but here they are: Fresh tomato Fresh basil Fresh Mozzerella Cheese, sliced Olive oil&nbsp...

Blueberry Pear Salad with Simple Dressing

It is salad time!  The greens are happily growing in the garden and it's time to gather the harvest.  At this time of year, I'll serve some type of salad to my family nearly every night.  (I can't wait for it to warm up just enough for the tomatoes, too.) This yummy salad is loaded with blueberries, dried cranberries, sliced pear, chopped walnuts and a sprinkling of goat cheese crumbles. (Make it a meal by adding grilled chicken.)  I love pairing these toppings with ...

Grandma’s Cole Slaw

I have recently shared a series of dessert recipes, so I promise the next few recipes will contain vegetables!  My family has accused me of trying to make them diabetic one dessert at a time. So here's a recipe with fresh cabbage and bell peppers.  It's delicious and reminds me of my Grandma.  This is one of her classic recipes.  She called it "9-Day Slaw."  It'll last nine days in the refrigerator, if it doesn't get gobbled up first.  This slaw has no mayo- it's ...

Veggie Pasta Salad

As the temperatures warm up, I'm restless to get outside for a picnic.  This veggie-packed, pasta salad is a perfect side for a spring or summer meal.  What makes this pasta salad the best is the delicious marinade, all the garden veggies that can be added and the fact that it can be made in advance and refrigerated for 3 to 4 days.   Here's the ingredients: 1 1lb. bag of pasta ( I use half a bag of both small shells and multi-color pasta spirals.) 1 cup of cherry tomato...