salad

tomato-watermelon salad

Thumbnail image for tomato-watermelon salad

This week I had the best of intentions. I started out Monday with perfectly reasonable goals for blogging, my new-ish coaching business, clutter-busting around my office, and exercise. But no sooner had I written down my goals than catching up on House: the last season took priority. Do/did you watch House? If so, please tell [...]

[Continue reading...]

arugula and peach salad with honeyed vinaigrette

Thumbnail image for arugula and peach salad with honeyed vinaigrette

Okay, so… I know the summer peaches are almost gone, and that’s really a bummer (I love peaches).  But just in case you still have one or two lying around without a purpose I wanted to share this with you.  This salad was inspired by one I had at the Taste of the Nation in [...]

[Continue reading...]

Garden fresh pasta salad

Thumbnail image for Garden fresh pasta salad

I have been craving pasta salad for about a week now. But we were busy last week so I didn’t really have a chance to make any until Saturday. I went out into the garden and found a couple of yellow squash that looked ready to be picked. It turned out they could’ve used a [...]

[Continue reading...]

bbq chicken with corn and avocado salad

Thumbnail image for bbq chicken with corn and avocado salad

When I was a kid, my parents owned a fried chicken restaurant for a couple of years (“TJ’s Fried Chicken”… I don’t know who TJ was, they bought the business with the name).  I ate a little too much chicken during those years.  I would go to the restaurant after school to help out cleaning [...]

[Continue reading...]

The journey, part 2: Top gun and chicken salad

Thumbnail image for The journey, part 2: Top gun and chicken salad

I woke up in Las Cruces… When I made my way downstairs for breakfast, I thought for a moment I had walked into heaven.  The buffet-breakfast at the hotel was filled to the brim with Air Force pilots in their flight suits.  Hello, Top Gun.  From a quick glance around, I estimated about half were tall [...]

[Continue reading...]

spinach salad with warm pancetta dressing

Thumbnail image for spinach salad with warm pancetta dressing

My stomach finally reached its capacity for cake consumption last night (it also helped that I ran out of birthday cake). And so, in an effort to bring some balance back to my diet, I decided to eat a little lighter today. D. and I had intended on trying to recreate the warm garlic and [...]

[Continue reading...]