Orange Fennel Slaw

Is is normal to have a cabbage craving? No? Ok cool. Just asking for a friend. But seriously, I’ve been jones-ing for some tasty slaw and a last minute cooking gig was just the thing to motivate me to get creative. I’ve noticed that a lot of people dislike traditional coleslaw because it’s very heavy…

Thai Crunchy Cashew Salad

As a former employee, I have it on pretty good authority that Thai Chili and Lime Cashews are pretty much the pinnacle of all Trader Joe’s nut aisle offerings. They’ve been around for a long time so I don’t imagine they’ll be demoted to the dreaded discontinued list (but you never know… TJ’s is mean sometimes). Trader Joe’s crew members…

Curried Broccoli Salad

Deli counter salads are always so yummy, but they are often pretty expensive (Yes, I’m talking to you Whole Foods) so it’s a great idea to whip some up at home. It’s also a wonderful side dish to bring to summer potlucks, BBQ’s, or parties! Curried Broccoli Salad 6 c. broccoli florets, broken up into smaller pieces…

Sesame Honey Dip

Happy Spring! Here’s a delicious no-bake recipe for a fresh raw veggie dip or sauce. This was an “on-the-fly” creation. I needed a tasty sauce for some coconut shrimp and the inspiration just hit me! Lucky for me, I had all the necessary ingredients right in my fridge. This is super easy to make and…

Upgrade Your Salad

Sometimes it just takes a little creativity to move your salad from lame to luscious. Today’s quick tip involves fancifying your run of the mill tomato/cucumber/lettuce/chicken salad. The problem. Cobb Salads. Universally loved because of all the components especially the BACON! (Duh) But let’s be honest, a Cobb Salad usually turns into a game of…