Tagged: Shaker

This Whole30 compliant salad is cheese-free and delicious as can be. Grapefruit, fennel and hints of Asian influence give these greens all the flavor they need. 0

Mixed Greens Salad with Fennel & Grapefruit {Whole30 Compliant}

Before we get into this recipe for Mixed Greens Salad with Fennel & Grapefruit (which I’ve made Whole30 compliant by omitting any kind of cheese), I want to ask for a quick follow on Facebook. We’re a small blog trying to go big, and social media is a great way for you to share the Dish-y recipes you love! I usually write salad recipes to stand in as a side dish, and this one follows suit. Now, you could easily double any of these salad recipes and throw some protein on top, like grilled chicken or salmon. Then you could call it a...

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad | Recipe

Last weekend, I got to meet a couple of my best girlfriends in Chicago for a weekend of pampering. Not only did we get some phenomenal manicures and pedicures, but we also treated ourselves to some really great food. Dinner on Friday night was at a swanky little spot called the Gilt Bar in the near north district. Among our food selections that evening was a tasty little shaved Brussels sprouts salad. I was instantly obsessed. I warned my girlfriends immediately that I was going to be recreating that salad at home. It didn’t take long for me to do so....

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Grandma’s Oil And Vinegar Salad Recipe

Food is one of those things that has the awesome power to send you back in time. It can evoke vivid memories just from a simple taste or smell. My grandma’s oil and vinegar salad does that for me. Whenever we eat this salad, I’m always instantly transported back to the Sunday family dinners we had when I was a child. Grandma did nearly all of the cooking, and she was good at it. I think that’s where I get some of my passion for cooking. I wish she were still here to cook for me, because I know I’d...

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Salad Shaker | Kitchen Basics

For me, a salad shaker easily qualifies as a kitchen basic. I know this, because right now I have 3 separate salad shakers and a fancy “Mix ‘n Pour” from The Pampered Chef. It’s an item that I keep in multiples because I use them so very often. I recently found a vintage salad dressing shaker just like my grandma used to have. I just love it, and it’s my default salad shaker. Before that, I had the Pampered Chef tool and two regular plastic shakers. I like to vigorously shake anything containing oil and vinegar, because it emulsifies the mixture so...

Sausage and Pepper Fried Rice Recipe 0

Sausage and Pepper Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice is one of my favorite comfort foods. It may be an unconventional idea of a comfort food, but it totally gives me that same satisfaction. It’s so easy to throw together, especially when you have leftover rice to use up. For a new take on yummy fried rice, I developed this Sausage and Pepper Fried Rice recipe. Sausages and peppers are typically eaten on a bun, but it was very easy to incorporate these flavors in a fried rice. I like cooking with brown rice because it’s a whole food and so nutritious. This fried rice recipe is...

Dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix Recipe 0

Dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix

Make your own dry ranch dressing seasoning mix. Ranch dressing is delicious. I have always loved it. But ranch dressing is a common offender on the high-calorie suspect list, and it is often one of the first “favorites” to get dropped in calorie cutting sprees. I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to take back your favorite by making your own dry ranch dressing seasoning mix. I make my own dressings because I love the fresh taste of them. For me, it’s essential to have an authentic ranch dressing for salads, chicken wings, veggie platters, and the like. The...

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe 0

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe

Spring is right around the corner, and this week I was really jonesing to break the grill out and throw on some brats. Who cares if I have to wear a sweatshirt to be outside to man the grill, I’m game. In thinking about what would go well on the side with a meaty bratwurst, I decided to throw together an Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw recipe. So what if I’m rushing summer? Or spring. Whatever. I’m over this winter weather! This recipe is really reminiscent of a yummy oil and vinegar coleslaw recipe you might encounter at a little bar...

Mortar and Pestle for crushing small amounts of whole spices 0

Five kitchen gadgets I can’t live without

Shopping in the kitchen gadget section at just about any store is almost over-stimulating for me. There is such a vast array of tools out there, each tempting with a very useful purpose and boasting the promise of saved time. I find myself rationalizing, “Well, I do cut up 2 avocados per month on average. Maybe this special slicer would come in handy.” Then I throw it back on the shelf remembering that my kitchen cabinets are just about at the “No vacancy” level. I can’t afford the space for a gadget that will rarely get used and probably become...