Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Basil Salad

1 eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 2 sprigs, about 10 large leaves of basil, chiffonade 1 T. lard or ghee 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 T. balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, grated 1 small shallot, minced sea salt dash of black pepper Place…

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Stacey’s Salad Dressing

Over the years, I have acquired certain tips from good cooks to hone my own skills in the kitchen.  From my dad, I learned that the best salad dressings, are the ones you make yourself.  He always makes his own salad dressing, one reason is: he can control the ingredients that go into it.  His…

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Cucumber, Watermelon, and Mint Salad

1 mini cucumber, cut into half moons 1/2 c. of watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 spring fresh mint, leaves removed, minced 1/8 tsp. jalapeno, minced (less or more depending on your heat tolerance) 1/2 tsp. sherry vinegar drizzle of extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste Combine everything and stir gently to…

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Asian Chicken Salad

4 c. green cabbage, thinly sliced 1/2 c. julienne carrots 1/2 c. julienne snow peas 1/2 c. julienne radishes 2 scallions sliced thin 1/4 c. almonds or cashews, chopped 1 large chicken breast, cooked, diced Asian Ginger Salad dressing Place everything in a bowl and toss well.  Serves 2-4 people.  Also, delicious as left overs.

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Peach, Avocado, and Rosie Basil Salad

1 peach sliced 1/2 avocado sliced 2 scallions sliced thinly on the diagonal 2-3 stems of Rosie basil or sweet basil, leaves removed and larger leaves torn smaller 4 c. mixed greens Layer greens in a large bowl and top with everything else.  Dress with Stacey’s Salad Dressing or drizzle with extra virgin olive oil…

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Peach, Beet, and Greens Salad

1 peach, sliced into half moons then cut in half again 3 c. tender leaf lettuce, cut into easy-to-manage-by-fork pieces 1 c. radicchio cut into strips 1-2 rounds of thinly sliced onion 1 beet, cut into thin half moons 2 T. walnuts chopped Divide ingredients into two bowls.  Dress with Stacey’s Salad Dressing or drizzle…

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Fennel, Grapefruit, and Celery Salad

1-2 c.  romaine lettuce, chopped 1 celery stalk, sliced thinly on diagonal 1/2 of a fennel bulb, cored, sliced thinly a few thinly sliced pieces of onion 1/2 of a grapefruit, segmented, juice squeezed over salad Layer ingredients in a bowl.  Then top with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette or Stacey’s Salad Dressing.  Serves 1.

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Radish, Celery, and Green Apple Salad

2 celery stalks sliced thinly on the diagonal 1 bunch of radishes sliced into thin half moons 1/4 c. thinly sliced onion 1/2 of a green apple sliced thin 2 c. romaine lettuce chopped or 2 c. thinly sliced cabbage to make into a slaw Layer veggies in a salad bowl and dress with Sweet…

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Sweet Potato and Golden Beet Salad with Herb Vinaigrette a.k.a. Mayo-less Mayo Mix Nutrient Dense Potato Salad

My friend blends spices that are delectable and easy to use.  They are meticulously blended herb combinations with sea salt designed to add flavor, trace minerals, flavonoids, polyphenols, and vitamins to elevate any dishes’ nutritional content.  They are a one-stop-shop at Flavortown.  I have used this herb blend on salmon, chicken, burgers, in tuna salad,…

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Kale Salad with White Nectarines and Bacon Dressing

Kale grows abundantly in my garden with little effort from me, which I both love and hate.  Kale takes over my garden, robbing sun from thyme and lettuce that sit beneath it’s towering presence.  However, kale growing so monstrous disguises that I am new to gardening.  It displays its’ height by early summer, continuing to…

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