A Goat, A Walnut and A Peach

by zesty on April 3, 2013 · 3 comments

Middle of the week for a grilled peach.  What do you think?  I am a big fan of grilled fruit and for some reason it goes super well with the crunch of a nut and a the sharpness of cheese.  For this salad, I used toasted walnuts, goat cheese and a simple balsamic vinaigrette with [...]


Middle of the week is here. Spring is en route.  Weather is warming up. Salads are in season. Dressings are a must. I am going to show you how to make a classic vinaigrette in five minutes or less.  This can be the basis for all your dressings and you can just tweak and add [...]


Healthy Roasted Salmon Salad

by zesty on March 6, 2013 · 3 comments

I have been getting some flack as of late.  Nothing major, just people wanting to see healthier recipes that can be made in a hurry.  Not a lot of ingredients, not a lot of effort to prepare.  The hamster was spinning for a while but really when you break it down in your head – [...]


Coconut Lime Shrimp

by zesty on January 7, 2013 · 12 comments

Barbequed prawn salad with shrimp lettuce and green lime

Happy Monday to you! Let’s call the past weekend a somewhat productive weekend around the house. We finally got the outdoor rink built!  Rink is flooded and freezing as we speak.  Whoooo Hooooo Let’s start this week off with a simple shrimp recipe that you can do all year round and really impress your taste [...]


Happy Halloween! Tis’ the season to roast vegetables and today is no exception. Lately I have been turning into a huge brussel sprout fan and I am loving it. Many years have passed in my life where I never tried a brussel sprout let alone thought about roasting it in the oven. Well my friends [...]


A Great Greek Salad w/ Mint

by zesty on August 8, 2012 · 0 comments

Happy Wednesday! How do you make a fun salad?  How do you take the boring old salad you feel like you eat all the time to a different level? With fresh ingredients, a drizzle of olive oil and add-ins that turn up the flavor, you can raise the salad bar to a whole new level.  [...]


Back in action from NYC… had an amazing time but cannot find the camera to share some pics. Do you ever find salads difficult to make?  I find that when you use fresh ingredients the amount of effort you have to put into the dish lessens.  Does that make sense?  Whether it is related to [...]


Tantalizing Tarragon Salad

by zesty on June 27, 2012 · 3 comments

We are growing tarragon for the very reason below. Simple yet Amazing! Not all the time I get super excited about a salad, but today is slightly different.  Now, I am not sure if it was the company I was with or the flavors in the salad but let me tell you – this was [...]


Warm Raspberry Chicken Salad

by zesty on June 8, 2012 · 2 comments

The weekend is here. Weather is getting warmer… hopefully. You might be getting busier? You may make excuses on making healthy choices? Well stop.  Healthy cooking does not take longer.  It just takes a little organization and good ingredients.  Today, I prepared a simple salad to satisfy you on a quick running out the door [...]


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