Thai Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Butter Dressing

Thai Cabbage Salad Recipe with Spicy Peanut Butter Dressing - Andrea Meyers

Do you ever go through times when you eat a lot of one thing, maybe a little obsessed with eating sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, quinoa, whatever? I go through phases where certain foods satisfy me more than others, and thankfully it’s usually something healthy, though stress can sometimes bring out the ice cream cravings.

Weekend Gardening: Dandelions (Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae)

Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad Recipe with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae - Andrea Meyers

Dandelions are a wild weed and flower that I have loved since childhood. My sister and I picked them and put the flowers in our hair, and blew the seeds into the wind on hot summer days, watching them float away to land elsewhere and make a new plant. And now I watch my sons… 

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Warm Kale Salad with Dried Cranberries and Apples

Warm Kale Salad Recipe with Dried Cranberries and Apples - Andrea Meyers

I have long been a fan of Todd and Diane, the dynamic duo of gardening, cooking, and photography at the blog White on Rice Couple. I remember first seeing their blog when they began to join in with the Grow Your Own event several years ago, and I was so envious of their gorgeous garden!… 

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Waldorf Brussels Sprout Salad

Waldorf Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I’ve been trying to get my guys interested in Brussels sprouts for several years, and I’ve prepared them many different ways, but this is the first recipe that finally got Michael on board with sprouts. It’s a Cooking Light riff on the traditional Waldorf salad with shredded Brussels sprouts, celery, apples, and nuts. The boys dove… 

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Mediterranean Spinach and Bean Salad

Mediterranean Spinach and Bean Salad Recipe - Andrea Meyers

A few weeks ago, after a good treadmill workout at the gym, I stopped in the café to grab a quick and healthy smoothie for lunch. They had some prepared salads in the cooler and I stopped to check out the selection, and this bean and spinach salad caught my eye. I adore garbanzo beans… 

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Fruit Salad with Kiwi, Strawberries, and Mango (The Kids Cook Monday)

Fruit Salad Recipe with Kiwi, Strawberries, and Mango - Andrea Meyers

When I started writing this blog in 2006, my boys were all very young. I was pregnant with Monkey Boy, and the other two were still in diapers, so they weren’t much help in the kitchen. Still, I wanted them to start learning about cooking at an early age, so I had a laundry basket… 

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Salmon and Lentil Salad with Spinach and Lemon Dill Dressing

Salmon and Lentil Salad with Spinach and Lemon Dill Dressing - Andrea Meyers

Dinner salads are what get me through crazy hot summers. Temperatures are hitting the mid to high 90s this week, so cool and light meals are the theme until the weather starts to cool down again, oh sometime in September. And even though grilling the salmon for this salad requires standing over a hot grill,… 

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Quinoa Avocado Salad with Parsley, Corn, Tomatoes, and Lemon Vinaigrette

Quinoa Avocado Salad Recipe with Parsley, Corn, Tomatoes, and Lemon Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

It’s June, school is out, and the vegetables are starting to pop in the garden, all signs that it’s summer, even if the weather still feels like spring. I enjoy walking through the garden in the morning, watering and checking for signs of critters and weeds. It’s a relaxing way to start my day.