Cucumber Salad with Peanuts & Cilantro

I love cucumber salad. When I make it, I usually keep it super simple with just a little vinegar, salt and sugar. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and sour. However, today’s recipe is the cucumber salad from Thug Kitchen 101. It has the same sweet and sour components of my basic recipe, but with…

Greek Orzo Salad

Here we are, it’s Monday once again which means I am sharing another Thug Kitchen 101 recipe. Today, I have made the Greek Orzo Salad. I knew, even before making this, that I was going to love this salad. Everything about this recipe is totally something I would make on my own, and the only…

Chipotle Caesar Salad

Happy new year! We made it to 2021. I hope we all have a good year and continue to stay safe until we can get to the other side of the pandemic. Like with any new year, most people create resolutions. Often times, one of those resolutions is to eat healthier. My blog is loaded…

Cucumber Avocado Salad

To me, summer is the time to have great salads. I’m not just taking about boring lettuce with dressing. There are so many fresh vegetables in season and you can make a delicious side in minutes. The salad I’ve made today is a cucumber-based salad from Cookie & Kate (link here)*. There are lots of…

Green Salad w/ Dijon Dressing

Most of the time, when I cook, I follow the KISS principle – Keep It Super Simple. Great food doesn’t have to be complicated so I usually try to use as few ingredients as possible. Something I have been making for a while is salad dressing. I have never been a big fan of store-bought…

Broccoli Salad

How does everyone feel about raw broccoli? I feel like most people (including me) aren’t big fans because it’s just so dry and boring on its own. However, when it’s mixed with yummy ingredients and a zippy dressing, it’s way more enjoyable. I mean, I was a little skeptical about the idea at first, my…

Creamy Coleslaw

If you are looking for a break from traditional lettuce salads, coleslaw is a great alternative. I’ve made several coleslaw recipes on my blog, you can make it as simple or complex as you like. The recipe I made today was on the simpler side, funnily enough, from a website called Simply Recipes (link here)….

Crunchy Edamame Salad

TGIF! Wait who am I kidding? Every day since being in quarantine has felt like Friday for me. However, I know there are still all the essential workers who are out there doing what they do, so I hope they get some time to relax this weekend. I also just want to say thank you…

Recipe #81: Moroccan Roasted Carrots, Arugula & Wild Rice Salad

Recipe 81. Wow. This is the last recipe I will be posting from this cookbook. Like I mentioned when I first started this challenge, I did skip certain recipes like the alcoholic beverages and a few other things for various reasons. But for the 81 recipes completed, I have to say that this was an…