Soups, Salads, Sandwiches Archive

Asian Quinoa Salad

The first time I tried Quinoa was on a work trip to New York City. We were at the beautiful new Hearst building having lunch with Country Living Magazine colleagues in their amazing cafeteria. I tried a bit on top of a green salad and was instantly hooked. At the time, Quinoa was fairly new

The Best Turkey Soup Ever

This soup is so tasty that I buy turkey during the year just to make it. And after Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect way to use up some of your leftovers. You can find this recipe and many more in my cookbook, The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen.

Italian Veggie Sandwich

The last year brought a lot of changes to my world – many of them health related. I’ve always really prided myself on cooking healthy food for my family, but I’ve never tried harder than I do now, really in an effort to be as healthy as I can be (and my family too!) As

Hearts of Palm Salad

I have an obsession with hearts of palm and am always trying new ways to incorporate them.  This salad is one of my favorite creations.

Roasted Corn Pasta Salad

This delicious pasta salad is the perfect accompaniment to Black Bean Burgers and it’s always the side that I order with my meals at the Elk in Spokane. I’ve adapted their recipe to make at home. And although I’m definitely not a fan of chipotle peppers, the flavor works perfectly here, adding just the right kick of

Black Bean Burgers

One of our favorite Spokane restaurants is the Elk, which is a great spot to enjoy brewpub style food in a neighborhood setting.  And one of the great things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the “come-as-you-are” attitude.  Things are relaxed here, but the food is great.  One of my favorite meals at the

Thanksgiving Salad

Grandma MaryJane makes this salad every year for Thanksgiving and It is one of my all-time favorites.  I’ve lightened it up a bit since the Thanksgiving meal is such a heavy one, but the results are still a fruity, flavor-popping salad.  The most important ingredient is the pomegranate seeds, which are such a seasonal delight.

Rosey Lunch Party

A special lunch with friends calls for pretty little settings. I love these tiny café creamers I found at a sale, and for a recent lunch party, decided they’d make perfect personal vases. I filled the “vases” with tiny wild roses and set out a mix of beautiful old china plates to create special place