Summer Salads

Hey everyone!

It’s been awhile – I have really missed cooking and blogging about food. I am just coming out of the fog of my 1st chemo treatment and am getting hungry.

There are a couple food related items I wanted to let you all know about – specifically summer salads.

1.) A really cool site about “clean” eating just soft launched. Just Vittles  will have its official launch is 7.11.11 but please check it out in the meantime. Di, a friend started the site and she also brought our family a wonderful dinner I wanted to share the recipes with you guys.

Summer quinoa salad
Cook 2 C of quinoa per directions (making it in a rice cooker is fluffiest)

2 green onions, chopped
A handful of cilantro, chopped
1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
1/2 C grape tomatoes quartered
1/2 English cucumber, chopped
• Add all the veggies in a bowl and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon on everything. Add salt and pepper to taste (I go a little heavier since the quinoa is very bland).
• Mix the quinoa into the veggie mixture and gently toss. Top with feta or goat cheese crumbles.
** sometimes she also like to add fresh corn and/or sliced black olives.

Grilled chicken breasts with Stonewall Mango lime salsa
Chicken breasts marinated overnight in Salt, pepper, garlic powder, dry parsley and olive oil





2.) My friend, Brooke shared the most delicious salad – Cantaloupe mozzarella, basil evoo and cracked pepper. Brooke just got back from Paris at her 2nd stint at the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school / and is probably the one person who takes more pictures of her food than I do. Doesn’t this look so yummy and easy?






3.) And last but not least I saw this Grilled Caprese salad and plan to make it soon!




One response to “Summer Salads

  1. Hi Michele
    Been thinking of you! Glad to hear you are coming out of the fog! The recipes you just posted look fantastic! I can’t wait to try them!

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