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Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad – Hello, favorite new salad! I love roasted vegetables and especially love roasted carrots. Roasting concentrates the flavor of vegetables and in carrots makes them even sweeter and more delicious. I’ve made roasted carrots a zillion times but it never occurred to me to put them on a salad. Fortunately it did […]

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I’ll be honest here….lunch is not my favorite meal of the day. I’m often running here and there during lunch time and end up throwing some leftovers together, making a salad, or eating the oh so healthy cheese, crackers, and apple lunch.  Hey, at least I add the apple.  BUT when I actually plan ahead, […]

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Asian Noodle Salad with Shrimp – Perfect for hot summer weather! This is an incredibly versatile salad. It can be made ahead and refrigerated or made when you’re ready to eat and served at room temperature. Add whatever veggies you like, have on hand, or have growing in the garden! Because it’s made with rice noodles […]

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Thai Beef Rice Bowls! Rice, savory beef, tons of veggies, and fresh green herbs are having a bowl party and you’re invited. We had these last night and then I ate the leftovers as a salad for lunch today so I think a big thumbs up is appropriate. These are easy to make and extremely […]

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Remember my addiction to funky salads? Well, sign me up for a BIG BOWL of Charred Cauliflower Salad! We’ve learned that roasting vegetables does weird and wonderful, flavorful things. Well so does charring in a pan. This salad, like several recipes featured here at Idiot’s Kitchen, was first made for me by my friend Jen […]

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Thai Quinoa Salad! Also known as The Salad That Kept Me From Starving Last Week. Sorry for the light posting here lately. Life has been overwhelming and crazy with the symphony season(s) winding down, commuting around Florida, commuting around Minnesota, and the return of the not so welcome internet hackers. There hasn’t been much time […]

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What to cook for Easter? If you’re hosting Easter dinner this Sunday or looking for a dish to bring along to celebrate with family & friends, we’ve got some suggestions that will put a spring in your step. Unlike holidays such as Thanksgiving that have a traditional menu, Easter gives you a chance to branch […]

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I’ve done a few of these Thanksgiving round up posts in the past and was going to skip it this year until I found myself googling “slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes” last night. Jim has an office lunch tomorrow and they don’t have much in the way of a kitchen for cooking or reheating. I […]

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Easy Carrot Salad! My mom used to make this when I was a kid and it was my job to grate the carrots. I never minded because whoever did the grating got to eat the little carrot nubs too. We always called this Carrot & Raisin Salad but I was afraid that if I put […]

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According to the calendar, tomorrow is the first day of Autumn. According to my thermometer, it’s still grossly hot where I live. Even if you’re lucky enough to get fall weather, chances are you still have a garden or a farmer’s market that is going strong. So while everyone else is engrossed in pumpkin spice […]

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