Tag Archives: vegetarian

Tip of the Week – Save Time With Store-bought Salads

As much as I love to tinker around in the kitchen, sometimes it’s just easier and quicker to buy food that is already prepared. And when I’m not eating meat that usually translates into purchasing store-made salads. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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Got Gazpacho?

One of the best bowls of gazpacho I ever tasted was at a restaurant (can’t remember its name, unfortunately) in 2002 in St. Helena, California. Brad and I were on our honeymoon and decided after leaving Hawaii to spend a … Continue reading

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Brad and Kel’s Most Delicious Guacamole

I fell in love with fresh guacamole on a trip to Cozumel and Cancun in 1999. Brad and I had been dating only for a few months, and it was the first big trip we took together. We ordered some … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Mura – Raleigh, N.C.

We recently had an unexpected night away from the kids and decided to go to Mura at the last minute. This is becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh. Located in the once again trendy North Hills shopping center … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Solera – Minneapolis, Minn.

Those of you who have been following my blog know that I recently was in Minneapolis on a business trip. It was my first visit to this city, and I would love to go back. My hotel was in walking distance to a … Continue reading

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Green Garden Salad

“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist. The problem is entirely the same in both cases – to know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.” Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Back in the ’70s and late ’80s … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Zelo – Minneapolis, Minn.

I had the pleasure of eating lunch at Zelo on a recent business trip to Minneapolis. Located at 831 Nicollet Ave South, it was just a couple of blocks from my hotel. When I walked by, most of the outside … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Grab a Packet …

… of salad dressing mix and create some yummy, fresh and semi-homemade dressings that are sure to please. Here are recipes for a couple of my favorite dressings that start from a package: 1) Italian and, 2) bleu cheese ranch. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields Salad Recipe

  In my recent post, Strawberry Fields Forever, I mentioned this salad and how good it is, especially with  the fresh strawberries. It’s wonderful as a side salad to accompany something light, such as pasta salad, roast chicken, quiche, etc., but is also great … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields Forever

  “Let me take you down, cause I’m going to, Strawberry Fields. Nothing is real  – and nothing to get hung about” – Paul McCartney and John Lennon When you’re in the middle of a strawberry field, nothing is real … Continue reading

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