Strawberry Avocado Salad

This salad is something I whipped up on a hot afternoon recently, as a way to avoid cooking, and decided that it was good enough to share the recipe. I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I really enjoy a good salad but I’m often too lazy to get out all the ingredients and prepare…

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

This is a recipe I stumbled upon on Pinterest, only to find out it comes from Ina Garten. Barefoot Contessa is one of my favorite shows on the food network. I love Ina ‘s calm demeanor and her versions of classic dishes. This particular recipe has awesome ratings on Foodnetwork.com and seemed like a perfect…

Kale Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing

At UMass, there’s a cute little vegan/vegetarian cafe called “Earthfoods”. It’s a student-run organization and they serve up fresh, healthy meals daily. Prior to eating there, I knew I enjoyed a lot of vegetarian food, but knew little about vegan food. The first time I ate there was at the beginning of my junior year…

Basil-Feta Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is one of those things I really only eat in the summer. In the winter, I’m all about hot pasta with marinara sauce or some creamy pesto. But in the summer, with frequent cookouts with my family, pasta salad just seems so appropriate. This salad came about due to my love of basil….

Raspberry Almond Summer Salad

This past Sunday, I had a girl’s day out with my mother, sister Emily, Mirva, and little Naomi. We took a walk around a local park, ate at one of our favorite restaurants, and got our nails done. It was so nice to spend time with the girls in my family and I hope we…