Appetizers and Salads

November 13, 2013 Thumbnail image for Easy Tuna Salad with Basil (Mayo-free)

Easy Tuna Salad with Basil (Mayo-free)

It was way past lunch time, and I was starving! I needed to throw something together and wasn’t in the mood to spend a long time in the kitchen. I had a can of tuna in the pantry, leftover tahini dressing from last night’s salad, a new jar of Bubbie’s pickle relish, and some fresh […]

October 12, 2011 Thumbnail image for 5-Minute Pesto Chicken Salad

5-Minute Pesto Chicken Salad

I threw this recipe together in, well, 5 minutes. This recipe incorporates some beautifully colored raw vegetables with a variety of textures. I used a store-bought pesto, but for you culinary whizzes out there, feel free to whip up your own. I chose a vegan pesto for this recipe which has one of my favorite […]

June 22, 2011 Thumbnail image for Lamb Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Lamb Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

I wanted to share another recipe from my cooking class last week. Dolmas are stuffed grape leaves, and I liken them to a Mediterranean spring roll. However, I have tweaked this recipe since the class and added organic, grass fed ground lamb instead of brown rice. Both options are amazing. If you would like a […]

June 17, 2011 Thumbnail image for Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Olive Hummus

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Olive Hummus

I hosted a Mediterranean Picnic cooking class last week and I wanted to share a couple of the recipes that we prepared. Click here to check out some pictures from the class. Tabbouleh salad is traditionally made with bulgur as the grain, but I chose to up-level the nutrient content of this recipe by using […]