Behind the Scenes at Ocean Mist Farms Artichokes

This is not a sponsored post or a sponsored trip. My colleague and friend, Abby Langer with Abby Langer Nutrition, won the Ocean Mist Farms recipe contest and brought me with her on this fun trip! Howdy y’all. I hope your July is off to a fantastic start! I’m super excited to finally share some […]

Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Does anyone else have to Google how to spell Vinaigrette every. single. time.?! Just felt the need to share that struggle. I probably have this problem because of the frequency I’m searching for vinaigrettes; after all, they are the best type of salad dressing ever ;). I love the sweet tangy flavor, without the heaviness […]

Blueberry Pecan Chicken Salad


I’m not quite sure how it took this many years for some of my favorite things together in one recipe, but here we are. Pecans, blueberries and chicken plus a few other simple ingredients make this chicken salad seriously delicious. Yum Chicken salad is one of my favorites and I particularly love it with large […]

Citrus Herb Salmon Pockets with Cucumber Avocado Salad

Disclosure: I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. ​The way to my heart is usually through a sandwich. Pita bread […]

Feast Day Soup

Happy New Year y’all! All I know is 2017 has got to better than 2016… can I get an amen? The past year has been quite a wild ride and it’s amazing all the things that can happen in just one year’s time. That being said, I posted this recipe about a year ago, but […]

Fall Plant Power Bowl

This month’s Recipe ReDux is all about showing off our favorite plant power bowls. I’m not gonna lie- when I first saw the theme, I was a little hesitant because I’m a big beef/chicken fan. BUT I’m so glad I had the opportunity to create a complete plant based meal because this Fall Plant Power […]

Pumpkin Chickpea Soup

Guys… it’s really starting to feel like fall. I went outside early this morning to roll down the recycle bin and it was totally chilly while I scurried down the driveway (in my bathrobe… #realtalk) with this cumbersome blue bin behind me. But all I could think is that it ACTUALLY feels like fall. If […]

Cheesecake Factory Chopped Salad (Copycat!)

If you haven’t had a salad from Cheesecake Factory, you’re not living life. And if you haven’t had their Chopped Salad, you’re not living life to the fullest. Okay, I’ll stop with the drama of comparing eating salad to living life, but seriously- this salad is chopped amazingness. Aren’t those colors and textures just gorgeous? […]

Blueberry Walnut Chickpea Salad

“I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.” Blueberry Walnut Chickpea Salad- if you think that name’s a mouthful, you should […]

Garlic Herb Steak Salad


​It’s National Salad Month AND National Beef Month. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Ohhh yes. And I gotta tell ya- as the weather gets warmer, there’s just nothing better than a refreshing, cool, crisp salad with grilled beef to top it off. And it’s officially grilling season- so fire up those grills (indoor OR […]