Salads

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background

Summer Salads: Planning One Week At A Time

By Lauren | June 20, 2017

A raw salad every day, whether it be for lunch or before your evening meal, is an excellent way to increase your veggie intake, alkalize your body, support healthy digestion, and promote optimal elimination. Who…

On The Homestretch & A Green Bean Salad

By Lauren | May 16, 2017

So, it’s come to this and I am really not sure if it’s even such a bad thing. I have a confession:  After a beautiful morning swim at Barton Springs pool, I admit I then…

Packable Lunches III: Black Bean Salad

By Lauren | September 6, 2016

While in Germany last month I searched for recipes to prepare for my omnivore relatives. Looking for something hearty and with a taste of the southwest, I came across this salad by Deliciously Ella. I…

Keep it Cool IV: Lemony Lentil & Chickpea Salad

By Lauren | July 28, 2016

I’m so excited to wrap up my Keep it Cool series with this amazing Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad. I’ll be making this one to pack along on our car trip to the Vosges Mountains…

Keep it Cool III: Thai Cashew Chopped Salad

By Lauren | July 21, 2016

I am such a fan of Thai flavors that this Thai Cashew Chopped Salad recipe easily caught my attention. Like the other salads in this series (Asian Broccoli Salad & Southwestern Chopped Salad), this one…

Keep it Cool II: Southwestern Chopped Salad

By Lauren | July 14, 2016

Cool, crisp, and flavorful! That’s what I look for in summer recipes, and this Southwestern Chopped Salad has it all. Feel free to improvise on the basic ingredient list and add extra veggies. They can…

Keep it Cool I: Asian Broccoli Salad

By Lauren | July 7, 2016

The best summer recipes in my opinion make use of the abundance of this season’s produce, require a minimal list of ingredients, and don’t involve the oven!  Follow this month’s series to Keep it Cool…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

By Lauren | November 13, 2015

There is not a holiday meal that would not be honored to share the stage with this first course beauty! The vibrant colors of this Roasted Beet Salad pales only in comparison to its taste. While this…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Charred Corn and Avocado Salad

By Lauren | September 4, 2015

School may be back in session but the heat is still on and corn is still plentiful. This corn salad certainly celebrates all of the last tastes and textures of summer and would be a welcome addition…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Cucumber Peanut Salad

By Lauren | August 27, 2015

Yes, it is anther cucumber recipe but seriously they are the fruit of the season and are so cooling for the body which is welcome this month. This is a salad that will bring all of your favorite tastes…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Cucumber Corn Salad

By Lauren | July 16, 2015

So my husband, Joachim, and I share the grocery shopping as well as meal prep at our house. It is a unique divide however. He manages and maintains the fruit inventory because he makes the…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Cocagne Bean and Artichoke Salad

By Lauren | April 20, 2015

I seem to be drawn to cooked veggie salads lately and why not? I believe these hearty salads are perfect during our wonderful warm days and cool evenings. The native Californian in me absolutely could…