Posts tagged ‘cucumber’

November 7th, 2013

Tomato & Olive Salad {with smoked paprika vinaigrette}

by Lauren

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So, this salad (or salsa? Or dip?) has been a huge hit around these parts lately. I’ve now taken it to a dinner party as a salad and camping as a salsa/dip and in both cases, the bowl came home empty.

After eating ham, cheese, and bread, every day on our honeymoon we craved vegetables. Just a tiny carrot, a leaf of kale, a slice of a beet – really, anything without carbs involved would have been totally acceptable.

We … Read more...

August 28th, 2013

Mango Cucumber Salad {with Fresh Mint, Coriander Seed, and Cumin}

by Lauren

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This has been such a complicated week of emotions. As of Sunday, I have officially moved out of the original LYK (forever in my heart though!) and shared home with my best friend. Chris and I are weeks away from marriage, so we figured it was probably time for Chrissy and I to part ways.

Living with her has been one of the biggest blessings in my life thus far. As much as people say, “don’t live with your best … Read more...

July 21st, 2013

Cucumber, Tomato & Cumin Salad

by Lauren

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Cumin is my favorite spice. It’s been decided. I use it at least two to three times per week on my meals.

This week it was sprinkled on tilapia, tossed into a corn and black bean side dish, and added to this tomato cucumber salad (which I actually cannot take credit for, my friend Carolina made this refreshing dish for us and I had to share it for obvious and delicious reasons).

“Clean” eating is all the rage these days … Read more...

August 30th, 2012

LYK Relaxation Station: Cool Cucumber Margarita

by Pearl


I don’t think anybody would argue with that the anticipation of the upcoming three day weekend has made this the slowest work week EVER!  Not to mention Mr. Golden Sun who has been teasing me all week through the window of my fluorescently lit cubicle.  However, it wasn’t until Wednesday night’s events that time actually began to stand still.

Deep in my laboratory (aka my kitchen) the fate of my weekend was sealed when I crafted the perfect Labor Day Read more...

September 26th, 2011

Cucumber and Rice Wine Vinegar Salad

by Lauren

If you’ve been around here for a while you might already know about my love for limes.

Which has in turn led to my love of ketchup and then also perhaps to an equally intense love of vinegars.

Well, my love of vinegar has forced me to immediately devour the cucumber and rice wine vinegar salad that restaurants often grace you with alongside sushi.

By “devour”, I mean inhaling all of mine and then giving the evil eye … Read more...