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Category Archives: Salads

I don’t care at all to be rich.  I don’t want a big house or fancy cars.  I don’t need designer clothes or 80 pairs of shoes.  But when it comes to the grocery bill, I sorely wish that money were no object.

Eating well can be pricey, but it doesn’t have to be.  The following meals are what I put together with what we had on hand already and $85 worth of groceries for our family of five for a week.

Chili-Lime Cod (frozen wild-caught that I had in the freezer already)with Cilantro Pesto over brown rice, sauteed onions, and black beans.

I subbed nutritional yeast for the Parmesan, but you can just as easily leave both out.

This cilantro pesto is so incredibly delicious.  I’m drooling Continue reading


Cucumber Tomato Salad

This here little salad was Plan B.  And as it turned out, it was much better than Plan A would have been.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  When something doesn’t go as planned, but turns out even better for it.  I find that happens a lot in life.  I have something planned but God has something bigger and better planned.  And even though I might be disappointed or I may freak out at first, I am always thankful in the end.  This salad is kind of like that. Continue reading


I love soup.  I had carrots.  I had apples.  I needed dinner.  May-Gray was upon us and it was an overcast and chilly-ish day.  So I made this soup:

Carrot Apple Soup

With this salad: Continue reading


Had to take my Mama to the airport this morning.  😦  Her week here with us went waaaaayyyy too fast.  Always does.  Thanks for all of your help here, Mother!  Looking forward to seeing you and Pops next month!!

So needless to say, I have a back-up in the recipe queue.  Hopefully I can pop these babies out over the next week.  Get those taste buds ready!

Anywho, I have been wanting to jazz up my salad repertoire lately.  And well, really I wanted to create a salad for the sole purpose of trying out this Creamy Avocado Dressing recipe.  I used the Cilantro Lime Kabobs as inspiration and made this delicious salad:

Salad Mexicana with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Like I have said before I love the flavors of lime, cilantro, and Continue reading