Spicy, Grilled, Watermelon, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad

I’m such a salad fan. Especially salads that are different. Today’s recipe certainly fits the bill! Spicy, Grilled, Watermelon, Jicama and Cucumber Salad. It’s the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and refreshing for summer. And Lord knows, I certainly need refreshing during the day here in the desert. We see triple digits before 9:30 a.m. many days in the summer! INGREDIENTS Salad: 1 seedless watermelon olive oil  1 cup jicama, peeled and diced 1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced 1/2 cup {Read More}

Southwestern Chopped Salad with a Kick!

I love the Spring! Especially all the amazing produce that starts flooding into the farmers market and the local grocery stores. We tend to eat a bit lighter in the Spring than we do in the Winter, perhaps because of those veggies and that we love to grill outside when the evenings are warm. Last night, I put together one of my favorite salads I’ve been making for years, my Southwestern Chopped Salad with a Kick. Not only is it light and {Read More}

Chicken Artichoke Soup

I recently discovered the tasty chicken artichoke soup at Whole Foods and simply couldn’t get enough of it. But, that version is high in sodium AND it’s not very budget friendly. So of course I decided to create my own version! Mine doesn’t taste exactly like the Whole Foods version, but I actually like it better. It is deliciously satisfying and simple to make. Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium yellow {Read More}

Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Kale Salad. Why haven’t I been making it for years? I put kale in my smoothies. I order kale salad at restaurants. Today I set out to make my own kale salad for the first time, and it is YUMMY! Plus it is super healthy, easy to make, and a nice alternative to the typical salads I eat. So today I bring you my version of the kale salad, which features chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes and a lemon vinaigrette with a bit of {Read More}