Blueberry Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

I used to think that chefs ate like kings every day. I mean they have all this culinary talent in a kitchen loaded with amazing equipment and a pimped out pantry. Truth is, we seriously suck at feeding ourselves. By the time I’ve spent a 12 hour day making other people food, the last thing […]

Breakfast Salad with Cinnamon Toast Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette

I may have mentioned a time or two how much I hate mornings, which is really a crying shame, because I love breakfast! I mean really love breakfast… Since I don’t get up early unless absolutely required to (which now that I’m working is a little too often for my blood), I am always looking […]

Danish Blue Cheese and Pear Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

When you start with the best possible ingredients, you’ll quite often find that not much needs to be done to them. Simplicity is key. You must keep in mind though, that the fewer ingredients in a recipe, the more importance each ingredient carries. Take this salad for example – I’m not exactly reinventing the wheel. […]

Deli Style Chicken Salad

I live twenty minutes from Panera Bread.  I’m sure you were just dying to know that!  This is both good and bad. It’s good because my wallet and my waist both greatly appreciate this!  I can’t imagine how often I would pop in there for lunch if I lived just down the street…truth be told I’m […]

Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I thought this was yummy – light and simple! Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing from Cooking for Real with Sunny Anderson 1 cup halved green seedless grapes 1 cup quartered strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon poppy seeds (I recommend 1/2 tsp.) 1/4 cup unsalted pistachios, […]