Mexican Cobb Salad

Mexican Cobb Salad with Roasted Tomato Dressing. A hearty, main dish salad bursting with flavor and color. Fresh lettuce, grilled chicken breast, bacon, cherry tomatoes, grated cheese, corn and Roasted Tomato Dressing -

A garden fresh main dish salad doesn't have to be boring.  This Mexican Cobb Salad is bursting with color and texture including grilled chicken, bacon, corn, cherry tomatoes cheese and Roasted Tomato Dressing.  Truly irresistible! I have loved Cobb Salad for as long as I can remember.  The variety of toppings, flavors and textures is perfection for someone like me who loves ‘options’.  Why go with just one ingredient when you can have a little bit of everything! Our summer has not … CONTINUE READING

Roasted Tomato Dressing

Roasted Tomato Dressing with Mexican Cobb Salad. This simple dressing is so easy to make with roasted tomatoes, shallot and garlic, whirled in the blender with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some seasonings to make any salad exciting! -

Oven-roasted fresh tomatoes, shallot and garlic are the stars of this Roasted Tomato Dressing recipe.  Blended with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and other delicious seasonings will make this simple recipe a salad-topper favorite.  Easy to change up with different herbs to match with any salad too! A number of years ago I began always making my own salad dressing.  Having subsisted on bottled dressings most of my life gave way to the shock and surprise both at how easy they are to make as … CONTINUE READING

Grilled Caprese Pizza

Grilled Caprese Pizza. A super simple recipe that uses a prepared pizza crust (gluten-free or regular) heaped with fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella cheese and basil. Done in about 10 minutes. -

Grilled pizzas are a fantastic way to express your creativity with fresh, seasonal ingredients without heating up the kitchen!  Grilled Caprese Pizza boasts fresh ripe tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil ribbons topped with a homemade balsamic reduction on a prepared pizza crust.  It could not be easier or more delicious! This post is sponsored as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Udi’s Gluten-Free, exploring gluten-free recipes, health and wellness.  We have entered … CONTINUE READING

Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad (quinoa). This colorful chilled salad recipe is packed with nutrition and fresh flavors of summer. It can be prepared in less than 30 minutes (with a bit more time for chilling) and is perfect with grilled meats or to go for picnics! -

Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad is bursting with vibrant color and summer flavors.  Packed with plant protein and done in less than 30 minutes, it is a great side dish for grilled proteins, picnicking or a quick, light dish anytime! I love color in my food.  I am always excited when presented with colorful, textured food versus food with a ho-hum chromatic appearance.  I’m sure you’ve heard about ‘eating the rainbow’; a school of thought which believes the more varied color in one’s diet, the … CONTINUE READING

Blueberry Mojitos (with faux-jito option)

Blueberry Mojitos. A delicious seasaonal cocktail recipe with muddled fresh mint, lime juice, fresh blueberries and rum. For those not wanting the liquor, there is a faux-jito recipe option too! -

A classic Mojito is perfect for a summer sipping cool down with fresh mint, lime juice and rum.  For a seasonal twist, muddled fresh blueberries make these Blueberry Mojitos as delicious as they are pretty in a jewel-tone pink!  For those preferring no rum, a 'faux-jito' option is included. At this time of year, my home garden screams for mint recipes.  I’d show you a photo of what I’m talking about but I would be in full shame mode.  A fortunate by product are these Blueberry Mojitos I’m … CONTINUE READING

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches. A delicious, healthy twist on traditional sandwiches with so many fun options! -

Sandwiches aren’t just for bread anymore! These naturally gluten-free sandwiches made with whole food ingredients are so tasty and simple to make, you’ll never miss the bread.  Great for lunches or snacks at home, or school lunchboxes and on the go! As school heads back into session I find myself having to dust the cobwebs of creative lunch box ideas.  Frankly I need a creative jump on my own lunch ideas too!  One of our favorites for years, both for lunch box and home lunches, has been … CONTINUE READING