Farro Fiesta Salad - Bursting with Flavor and Bound to be a Favorite

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Farro is a grain that’s rich in fiber, protein, calcium, and magnesium as well as Vitamins A, B, C, and E, making it similar to quinoa nutritionally – however, it’s closer to brown rice in its nuttier taste. Although farro is traditionally rooted in Italian cuisine, it’s just like any other grain in that we can […]

Curried Chickpea Salad with Cranberries, Capers, and Walnuts

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This chickpea salad is a fantastic, quick and easy alternative to tuna, chicken, or egg salad. You can make it plain with just a little (vegan) mayo or dress it up with some goodies like I have today: CURRIED CHICKPEA SALAD WITH CRANBERRIES, CAPERS, AND WALNUTS Ingredients:  1 large (19 0z) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 […]

Autumn Kale and Chard Salad

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After all that heavy-duty Thanksgiving eating last week… and most likely into this week as well, how about a nice kale and chard salad? This one is rather autumnal with its heartier greens, crisp apple and celery bits, crunchy walnuts, and an oil & vinegar dressing that’s both tangy and has a touch of brown sugar sweetness. […]

Red Cabbage Sauerkraut

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Sauerkraut! Canned is fine, jarred is better, homemade is best! Dave tried his hand at making it himself for the first time a few weeks ago with some red cabbage we had in our fridge. The end product was a milder, crisper, tastier kraut than any kind you’d buy at a market. It was also so easy […]

Bok Choy Salad

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Here’s another tasty salad recipe to try out during this long Labor Day weekend. I don’t remember who passed it on to me, however I do remember the timeframe. I was working as a food writer for a start-up online cooking magazine and recipe search engine. It was called (but my coworkers and I referred to […]

Summer Tomato & Cucumber Salad

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“Quickly, gentlemen, quickly!” That’s what my son’s soccer coach was known for saying… sternly… across the field when the team wasn’t moving fast enough – and that’s what I’m recommending to you when it comes to making this salad. Tomatoes are in peak season right now; blink and you’ll miss them in their most juicy prime. […]