Tabouleh (aka Tabbouleh, Tabouli)

Tabouleh (aka Tabbouleh, Tabouli) - Andrea Meyers

Early today I returned home from 10 glorious days of vacation to find our garden in full production mode. All the tomato plants have green tomatoes, teasing, making me wait until they ripen. I could pick some of the green peppers to encourage more flowering, and I probably will as I find it difficult to…

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Cilantro Slaw

Cilantro Slaw - Andrea Meyers

We like to use herbs in our green salads for the extra splash of flavor, but we prefer to make the herbs a main part of the salad rather than just a garnish. Cilantro, parsley, and basils work very well as salad flavor boosters and they also provide antioxidants and essential vitamins. Fortunately our garden…

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Asian Cabbage Salad

Asian Cabbage Salad - Andrea Meyers

I have to confess that I am sometimes impatient. (Michael will probably laugh his head off when he reads that statement.) Ok, maybe more often than that. When I make up my mind about something, it’s got to get done yesterday or no later than now.

Cantaloupe Strawberry Salad with Lime Syrup and Mint

Cantaloupe Strawberry Salad with Lime Syrup and Mint - Andrea Meyers

Seasonal fruit salads are perfect for light meals or desserts in the summertime, and adding lime and mint just brightens the flavors. When the temperatures start to soar, the boys and I like to pair fruit salad with fresh cheese and whole grain crackers for a healthy lunch. I don’t measure the fruit, I just…

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Coleslaw with Yogurt, Apple, and Peppers

Memorial Day has arrived, the official start of the summer grilling season. I grew up in the Midwest (Missouri and Illinois) where summer cookouts always included burgers, hot dogs, ribs, baked beans, and the standard summer salads—macaroni, potato, and coleslaw. Of the three, I am particularly devoted to coleslaw and we keep cabbage on hand…

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Retro Creamy Fruit Salad

This is another retro recipe that’s been passed down through the family. In fact every time my husband eats this, he proclaims, “This is soooo retro.” While the name says it’s a salad, it’s probably closer to a dessert. Whatever the name, it’s light and cool and great for the warm summer months. The creamy…

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