Korean Acorn Jelly Salad

acorn jelly salad

After a whirlwind 2 weeks in Japan we ferried over to South Korea. Just a heads up – make sure to figure out if you are prone to sea sickness before you board a 13 hour overnight ferry. I had been on a cruise once with my parents and got terribly sea sick but then… 

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Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber and Alfalfa Sprouts

Quinoa Salad with Tomtoes Cucumbers and Alfalfa Sprouts

It’s been a few days since I last posted a recipe but I promise I’ve got a good excuse. This past Friday was a big day for me. It was my last day of work in Washington DC and the day D and I moved out of our apartment. Yep we are officially no longer… 

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Avocado Chickpea Salad

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I get to work between 7:30-8 every morning. Though I’m not exactly a morning person I actually prefer this to coming in around 9:15 when the majority of my co-workers start to trickle in. Let’s dissect my thinking behind this. First off I take the metro to work, and if you do too you know… 

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Avocado Chickpea Salad with Vegan Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegan}


This is a pretty simple vegan avocado chickpea salad I just randomly threw together one day. Get My Weekly Meal Plan Plus My FREE GF/DF Avocado Recipes Ebook. I’d been seeing a lot of these smashed chickpea avocado sandwich recipes online and figured it would be just as delicious in a salad with some vegan basil… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing


I used to dislike butternut squash. Well actually I just never really gave it a chance. I lumped it into the same group as sweet potatoes and pumpkin — a strange breed of vegetables that instead of being neutral in flavor were actually overly sweet. But I’ve come around a lot – no I still… 

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Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad

I can’t wait to travel to Asia. I’ve never been, but considering my love for Asian flavors and cuisine how could I not fall instantly in love with it? I don’t think I would miss Western food for a second. I’d trade rice noodles for pasta any day. The flavors of lemongrass, fish sauce, soy… 

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Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad

Watermelon and feta?  Together? In a salad? Sounds odd, I know. But it really is a great combination of flavors. Especially on a hot summer day. Watermelon, feta and mint all have completely different textures and flavors but they just come together so well. D disagrees – he did not like this salad at all,… 

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Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion and Herbs

This is a very simple salad to throw together, toss into the fridge and serve 45 minutes later when all the juices and flavors have had time to marinate. You can definitely play around with the ingredients and add different toppings, herbs, etc. I usually make salads with some sort of leafy green (spinach, lettuce,… 

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Cucumber Ribbons with Lemongrass Dressing

There isn’t much to this recipe. Cucumbers and dressing. That’s it. But the dressing is fabulous and the cucumber isn’t just sliced into rounds, it’s peeled into ribbons. And that makes it a whole lot more interesting. This is really easy to make and tastes light, crisp and refreshing. Perfect summer salad. Just make sure… 

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Daring Cooks June 2011 – Potato Salad

I must say this month’s challenge wasn’t as “daring” (or time consuming for that matter) as most of the others and I did actually put it off until the last minute. The mandatory item was to make a potato salad – but you really could pick whichever one you wanted to make. I finally made… 

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Olivie Salad (Салат Оливье)


This is a traditional Russian salad – and it’s one of my favorites. O and the dressing? Mayonnaise – of course! First order of business is a lesson in pronunciation. In English this salad seems to be called “olivier” but that’s not how it’s pronounced in Russian. Phonetically it sounds like this, o-li-v-yea. And salad is sa-lat… 

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Spinach, Red Onion, Tomato, Walnut Salad {Gluten-Free}

A spinach red onion, tomato and walnut salad served with a oil balsamic dressing with sharp Gorgonzola cheese. The mixture of flavors is exhilarating. Gluten-Free Last night D made me go to the gym with him. And when I say made I mean he made me feel so guilty about the fact that we have… 

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