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Cranberry Waldorf Salad

This is the second of a handful of Thanksgiving recipes I’m posting this week. If you missed the others, check out Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Maple-Vanilla Frosting and Velvety Butternut Squash. My mom has been making Cranberry Waldorf Salad on Thanksgiving day for as long as I can remember. We think the recipe was a hand-me-down from her much-adored sister (and my favorite aunt) – my... read more

Lebanese Onion & Parsley Salad

Wait! I know you’re probably not feeling super excited about a pile of onions. But don’t turn up your nose yet! Here in the U.S., we’ve been conditioned to think of onions as an after-thought go-along, rather than a star of the plate, but trust: a sweet onion, tossed with tangy sumac, fresh mint, and smooth parsley becomes so much more than a garnish. This salad has a light, bright... read more

Cold Sesame (Cucumber) Noodles

Sometimes, especially when I’m stressed or enduring monthly hormone poisoning, my desire for the good ol’ days of takeout is almost unbearable. In my romanticized memories, ordering Chinese takeout was a carefree experience: we just picked up the phone, ordered a pile of food, and 45 minutes later, we were inhaling spare ribs, cold sesame noodles, and fried rice. In reality, I did all kinds of... read more

Turkish Chopped Salad – On Film!

So, this is pretty cool. The blogger behind Life Out of the Box posted a video of herself making my Turkish Chopped Salad. Love the soundtrack! And boy! do I wish I could chop that fast in real life. Dig... read more

Summer Potluck? Gotcha Covered

Summer is about to jump off the hook. We’re just a few days away from the numero uno, all-American, let’s-have-a-giant-food-fest-in-the-name-of-patriotism holiday. I’m joining in the new Whole30 that starts on July 1, so I’m shoring up my commitment to help me navigate our social calendar, which is currently bursting at the seams with get-togethers, travel, cookbook... read more

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

One of the things I love about spices and other seasonings is that – much like a good book – they can take you somewhere else in the world. When I mixed up a batch of tuna with lemon, black olives, mint, and piquant peppers, I was no longer in hot-and-humid Austin. For just a little while, I was on holiday, along the sunny coast of the Mediterranean, enjoying a light lunch before a jaunt along the... read more

Citrusy Carrot & Radish Salad

And now, I will recreate my reaction to my CSA basket delivery this week… [GROAN!] Radishes AGAIN! Jeez, Louise! I had to give away radishes at work the last two weeks in a row! I. [angrily open Ziploc bag] Hate. [aggressively pull radishes from basket] Radishes. [shove radishes into bag.] [Pause.] They are really pretty, though. And so I was inspired to poke around for a salad recipe that might... read more

Deconstructed Hamburger Salad

Most of the time, cooking and eating is a social and creative outlet for me. Although I complain (sometimes a lot) about the scourge of making dinner, there is something uniquely satisfying about putting a plate in front of another human and saying, in essence, “I made this for you.” But sometimes, I get to cook just for me. Those meals often feature things that make Dave wrinkle his nose:... read more

"You’re The Top" Tuna Salad

Dave is a fan of my homemade mayo, but he confessed a few days ago that since his Whole30, the idea of tuna salad left him cold. “I miss the sweet pickle relish,” he said, oh-so-sadly. Which got me thinking: is there a healthy way to make tuna salad with a touch of sweetness and crunch? And then I remembered the Waldorf salad. Between you and me, I’ve always thought Waldorf salad – made... read more

Sweet and Salty Broccoli Salad

My mom’s version of this salad was a summer-time staple at picnics and potlucks. Unfortunately, it included shredded cheese and store-bought mayo along with the bacon, raisins, and pecans. We get to keep the bacon, which completely drowns out any disappointment about the cheese, right? Right! Sweet and Salty Broccoli Salad from Well Fed 2 Serves 2-4 | Prep 15 minutes Ingredients: 4 slices sugar-free... read more

Let’s Talk Turkey, Part 2

T-minus two days ’til Thanksgiving. Are you gettin’ ready?! You can see our menu for our Mostly Dino-Chow Thanksgiving™ right here. I’m sharing the  recipes  for our Mostly Dino-Chow Thanksgiving™ in two batches. In the interests of full disclosure, there are a few things you should keep in mind: 1. Several of these recipes are *Special-Occasion Only, which means they... read more

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