Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad is a variation on our Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad. I chose not to refer to this variation as a fruit salad because, frankly, there wasn’t a lot of fruit in this combination. The whole berry cranberries just seem to disappear among the cottage cheese, and while this still has some texture, it wasn’t enough to call it a fruit salad. I love how easy these gelatin salads are to prepare. I almost always have cottage cheese in the refrigerator and frozen whipped topping in the freezer. Since I have chosen to do 30 days of gelatin, I […]
Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad contains the flavors of fall. I know some of you may be questioning the veracity of that statement because there’s no pumpkin spice, or plain pumpkin, included in this recipe, but pumpkin spice isn’t the only flavor of fall. In fact, before pumpkin spice mania took the country by storm, there were cranberries, apples, and pecans. Those flavors, along with celery, are the basis for our Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad. I have a confession to make. I’m really lazy and impatient when it comes to making gelatin dishes. I realize that I will have to get […]
These ten simple make and take salads are perfect to throw together when you’re invited to a holiday party and you’re supposed to bring a salad. Sure, you can always make a green salad, but each of these vegetable salads are simple and delicious. We love each of these recipes, and even if you don’t have a lot of kitchen skills, these recipes are pretty much fool proof. The best part of these recipes is that, with the exception of the cucumber and tomato salads, these simple can be made the day before. Unlike a traditional lettuce salad, these recipes […]
Simple Seafood salad is something that I love. It’s one of my favorite things to buy at the store, but I don’t do it often because it’s what I consider a luxury item. I have been making crab salad at home for years, so I decided to try my hand at making a copycat of the seafood salad that’s available in the deli at my local grocer. Making simple seafood salad is, as the name implies, very simple, and I get much more for less money by making it myself. I’ve received several complaints from my friends regarding the need […]
Asian “Tuna” Salad doesn’t sound like a vegan recipe, but it is. The “fishless” tuna that I used for this recipe was Loma Linda Sesame Ginger Fishless Tuna. I purchased this product as part of my pre-vegan shopping trip. I wanted to make sure my pantry contained some simple ingredients that I could use to put together simple meals on nights when life is crazy. Anyone who regularly visits my site knows that I love to make salads in mason jars for lunch. Since I’m eating vegan this month, it seemed like a logical choice for an Asian inspired salad.
What do you do when you are trying to cut back on bread, but the family wants to grill burgers? It’s simple. You make a cheeseburger salad. If you want to make it even better, make it a bacon cheeseburger salad. This salad is a definite winner in our house.
Shrimp Louie is another salad that I first learned about during visits to Castagnola’s Lobster House in Santa Barbara. The salad is simple to prepare, cool, crunchy, and very satisfying. The combination of the sweetness from the shrimp and the heat from the green onions and radishes tantalizes your taste buds and makes this a perfect dinner salad for a hot summer evening.
You know that I love the combination of cucumber, onion, and tomatoes in salads. This recipe is a variation on that theme, and this variation is loaded with so much flavor that it is guaranteed to wake up your palate. The Feta cheese ads a hint of tanginess and the crumbly texture lends itself perfectly to this salad. I even created my own vinaigrette to dress this salad.
When it’s warm outside, there’s nothing better in the evening, or for lunch, than an entrée salad. This recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Mountaineer Days in Wrightwood, California. After the event had shut down, Bus Boy and I decided to stop at the Grizzly Cafe for dinner before driving home. He ordered his usual burger and fries. I ordered a stuffed avocado salad. This salad was amazing. A half avocado was stuffed with my choice of tuna or chicken salad and was served on a bed of spring greens with seasonal fruit and my choice of dressing. […]
What do you do when you one have one can of Tuna and a lot of people to serve? Do you run to the store for another one? No! Instead, add something extra to stretch it so that your Tuna Salad for three can become Tuna Salad for 6. This little secret ingredient can also help to stretch your grocery dollars.