Salads

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels sprouts are polarizing. You either really hate them or protectively feel the need to defend them against the haters. Those who hate Brussels sprouts aren’t complete monsters – the little sprouts can smell really bad and sulfuric if you overcook them and especially if […]

Savory Watermelon Salad

Savory Watermelon Salad

It’s time to get grown-up about your summer watermelon. Melon salads that aren’t all the way sweet and aren’t all the way savory are all the rage right now, and I am here for it. We already dipped our toes into these waters with the […]

Marinated Peach and Tomato Salad

Marinated Peach and Tomato Salad

In Tennesse, peak summer produce has finally started to arrive. If you follow along with me on Instagram you may have seen my epic haul from the farmers market yesterday – I went a little crazy and came home with tomatoes, peaches, beans, zucchini, edamame, […]

Crunchy Thai Papaya Salad

Crunchy Thai Papaya Salad

When my husband and I decided to travel to Thailand for our honeymoon the things we were looking forward to most were not the idyllic beaches or stunning temples (though we certainly loved both of those things) – the thing we were absolutely most excited […]

Garden Salad with Sesame Miso Vinaigrette

Garden Salad with Sesame Miso Vinaigrette

This is now my third spring with the garden at our house in Nashville, and I still maintain that this time of year is my favorite for the garden. It’s in late spring that the root vegetables and lettuces start becoming harvest ready, and the […]

Spanish Orange & Olive Salad

Spanish Orange & Olive Salad

Spanish food doesn’t get all the same love that other Mediterranean food does. From my experience in the US at least, we idolize the Mediterranean cuisine of France and Italy, we exoticize Mediterranean food of Morocco and Greece, and we kind of forget about ALL […]

Rice Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Rice Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Fun fact: this is actually not my first foray into blogging. When I was studying in France, I kept an online chronicle of my time there (because my 20 year old self thought everyone was just going to be soooo interested in everything I was […]

Spring Salad with Crispy Goat Cheese

Spring Salad with Crispy Goat Cheese

Guys, I’m ready for spring. Ready for a new season and new life. I always love to observe how what we crave to eat changes with the weather and the seasons. Right now I’m craving fresh, green, vibrant things. If you live in Nashville or […]

Refreshing Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

Refreshing Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

Refreshing is probably not the first word that comes to mind when you think of noodles. Hearty, warm, or comforting maybe, but refreshing probably not. Well, let me introduce you to your new favorite way to eat noodles: cold, in a salad, with lots of […]

Moroccan Couscous Salad

Moroccan Couscous Salad

Sometimes when I’m coming up with a recipe to share with you guys, I’m trying really hard to make it exactly as close to inspiration for the recipe as possible. Like, ahem, my love letter to Khao Soi a few days ago. But sometimes I’m […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Beets tend to be somewhat polarizing as far as vegetables go – kind of like cabbage or brussels sprouts – you either love ’em or you hate ’em. (Also realizing I’m posting about two controversial vegetables twice in a row – oops!). But beets really […]

Kale & Persimmon Salad

Kale & Persimmon Salad

While I do adore the holidays and all the celebrations and delicious food that come with them, sometimes it all just leaves me craving some salad.  That’s how I feel after this past weekend, where we just celebrated Thanksgiving in the United States. I usually […]