Posts tagged ‘vinaigrette’

July 15th, 2014

Simple Balsamic Peach Summer Salad

by Chrissy

Summer Peach Salad_lyk4

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!

Summer Peach Salad_lyk3

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...

March 5th, 2014

Simple Asian Sesame Slaw

by Chrissy

Asian Sesame Slaw_LYK1

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

Asian Spinach Salad w Roasted Asparagus_LYK3

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

Asian Spinach Salad w Roasted Asparagus_LYK6

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.

Asian Spinach Salad w Roasted Asparagus_LYK1

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

January 16th, 2014

Blackberry & Gorgonzola Salad with Mixed Berry Vinaigrette

by Chrissy

Blackberry Gorgonzola Salad w Mixed Berry Vinaigrette_LYK6

It’s FRIDAY! We made it! You deserve a cookie. I know I do. This week has been straight up grueling. I am fairly positive I have 4 jobs right now. It’s only a season of transition so I’m trekking, but I’m excited for the day when I can streamline all of it into one.

You could probably tell by the pics, but a lot of berries are involved in the making of this fresh and healthy salad. I guess another … Read more...

January 2nd, 2014

Roasted Vegetable Salad {with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette}

by Chrissy

Roasted Veggie Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette_LYK1

Salads are usually healthy go-to meals. But we as we have learned from restaurants and fast food places fessing up to the calorie count and ingredients, we know that salads aren’t always the healthiest of options out there; the culprit being fatty dressing and processed, chemical-laden ingredients.

Bleh.

How to remedy this? Easy. Get to the store, buy some fresh ingredients and produce and make your own salad and dressing. Boom. Case closed.

Roasted Veggie Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette_LYK5

We’ve done a few tasty salads that … Read more...