Kale and Banana Smoothie

Kale and banana smoothieHi all, happy Monday! It’s Cat from The Rustic Willow here again with another delicious recipe! Right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, we all tend to get sucked up into the chocolatey desserts, cheesy potatoes, mounds of pasta, and everything else filled with calories and carbs. [Read more…]

Sundried Tomato, Olive, Cucumber and Walnut Salad

Greek SAladI’m a sucker for a good salad. It’s so easy to throw together a salad that’s filling, delicious, and not boring. This salad fits all of those criteria.

I love the combination of kalamata and olives and sundried tomatoes, and include both of them in all of my Greek-inspired recipes.

I also added in cucumbers and walnuts in addition to the olives and tomatoes, and the combination was magical. [Read more…]

Parsley Lover’s Cucumber Salad

Parsley and Cucumber Salad

When I was living down in New Orleans, I faithfully ate from food trucks since they were camped right outside my office building all day long. And like the rest of the food in New Orleans, the food from these trucks was absolutely delicious. One truck in particular, The Fat Falafel, shared an incredible parsley salad that I couldn’t get enough of. In this recipe, I replicated that salad to the best of my abilities. And boy is it good.

Using just four ingredients, this salad is sweet with just enough kick from the vinegar. I have to warn you though, this salad is for serious parsley lovers, as the main leafy ingredient is Italian parsley.

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Maple Butter Carrots

Maple Butter Carrots

I’m always looking for new and delicious side dishes. I always have a long list of entrees I want to try, and then I fall flat on the sides and either just throw together a salad, mixed vegetables, rice or noodles. But I’ve switched my focus as of late to make sure that the sides I make are just as delicious as the entree itself. These Maple Butter Carrots were the start of that.

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