Friday, May 22, 2015

Lentil Salad with Kale and Almond Pesto

In the history of this blog, I've posted two lentil salads.  I am obsessed with lentils, and am still in search for a shirt that says "I heart lentils."  Both salads are fabulous... check them out here and here.  But today, my legume loving friends, I present a third lentil salad that will not only rock your healthy socks off, but it's flavors are unbelievable.  Just ask my meat eating husband.  He even loves it!  Trust me, I would NOT bother posting a third unless I found one comparable to my other two loves.


So without further story, I'll get on with it.  So you can get munching!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chocolate Avocado Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips


These cookies.  They include all my favorite food items.  Avocado.  Coconut oil.  Peanut Butter Chips!  And, in cookie form?  And their are relatively healthy?!  You're waiting for the catch... but there just isn't one this time.

My sweet friend who was over last night sharing a meal, grabbed my arm, and with chocolate on the sides of her mouth, looked into my eyes and said "Noelle, I'm not saying this lightly, but these might be my favorite cookies of all time."  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kale, Brussels Sprout, Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette



Food prep and construction toys.  Yep, that pretty much sums up my afternoons lately.

Also, as a busy mother, wife, woman and whatever other roles I am called into for the day- making a dish that does well as leftovers wins in my book.  And, for the most part- salads are usually excluded from that list.  Except THIS ONE!  I would venture to say, it is even better day after!  Go ahead and make this 1-12 hours in advance, let it sit and marry up.  The "massaged kale" thing was not a fad because people like massages, it's because time is beauty people!  Work that dressing, then walk away and take a nap!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Citrus Salad with Mint and Tarragon Vinaigrette


Hello dear citrus lovers out there.  I know we could debate the best way to cut an orange, but I'll just make this easy for you: have you ever tried this?

Chop off north and south poles so it stands up nicely.  Then slice off the outer skin and pith, starting at the top and working to the bottom, leaving as much fruit on as possible.  Now with your perfectly sitting ball of juice, turn it on it's side and slice through the center and out come little sunshines, perfect flowers, citrus gems!  About 5-6 per fruit.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Salad with Citrus Almond Butter Dressing


A salad should never be "just" a salad.  It deserves a little more love than that.  

I spotted a dressing online and before I could even try it, my girlfriend made it FOR us while we were visiting.  It was as good as I had hoped.  I've been varying a few ingredients, to make my own version.