Archive for ‘Salad’

July 15th, 2014

Simple Balsamic Peach Summer Salad

by Chrissy

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Hi friends… WE ARE  BACK! 

Over the past couple of months and weeks, Lauren and I have each had huge job transitions and busy schedules. Then came our two week Italian Vacation!

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We celebrated the marriage of Marianne & Gio, with many friends, halfway around the world and it was amazing! Let me tell you, those Italians know how to throw  a wedding party. 5 course dinner with a ridiculously huge buffet of appetizers beforehand, complete with a prosciutto tree … Read more...

April 10th, 2014

Preserved Lemon & Parmesan Pasta Salad

by Lauren

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I don’t think we’ve mentioned this quite yet but Chrissy and I, along with our better halves, are headed to Italy this summer for a friend’s wedding! The Amalfi Coast to be exact.

We couldn’t be more excited for the celebration with all our wonderful friends!  Enjoying endless amounts of gelato, cheese, and pasta is of course at the top of our to do list as well.

We have yet to book a single place to stay and we leave … Read more...

March 5th, 2014

Simple Asian Sesame Slaw

by Chrissy

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I’ve been wanting to go on a picnic for quite some time now. Granted, it’s not exactly picnic season, hence the pouring rain this past week, but now that’s it’s bright, sunny and 70 degrees again, I think I can start thinking about my picnic menu again.

Asian Sesame Slaw_LYK4Even if it’s indoors, I just like the little slaws, sandwiches, wraps, no-heat sides, salads, and chips and dips.
This slaw is certainly a perfect make-ahead salad, as it can stay dressed for … Read more...

February 19th, 2014

Asian Spinach Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Zucchini

by Chrissy

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Let me just say this: toasted sesame oil is the business. The bees knees, if you will.

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It’s fragrant, toasty and has such a warm and inviting personality.

In dressings and sauces, it is such a delight. Yes, it can be a little high on the calorie scale, but a little goes a long way, so as long as you mix it with other oils, vinegars, and flavors, it evens out.

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This roasted garlic & sesame vinaigrette is fairly light … Read more...

February 4th, 2014

Fennel, Apple, & Dill Salad {with lemon dijon dressing}

by Lauren

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We are all about balance in the LYK. Yesterday you had cupcakes, today you get salad. We realize a good indulgence every once in a while (chocolate at least once a day is a must for me) is totally necessary but we also recognize the importance of a healthy diet. I definitely keep a bag of truffles in my office drawer or stock up on the Reese’s at Halloween so I can have one a day after lunch.

Depriving yourself … Read more...