Cranberry Walnut Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Cranberry Walnut Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette - My Cooking Spot-2

Hey there! Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers here again today. I may be crazy for writing this in Colorado, but as soon as Spring starts to roll around I start craving fresh greens and healthy salads. I would probably eat a different salad for lunch every single day if I could. (And by salad I mean a bowl of lettuce that’s totally covered in toppings. Possibly very close to the way I make a taco “salad.”) [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…]


Pomegranate Fall Salad

 

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With the holidays just around the corner it’s definitely not too early to start planning your holiday menu. I’ll be traveling for Christmas, but I still want to be able to bring along something. It’s got to be easy since I’ll have limited access to stores and kitchens. And it’ll need to be fast so I can whip it together in just a few hours after landing. I’m type A through and through so you know, I’ve been thinking about what I’ll be serving already.


Today I was thinking about which salads we’ll be having so I thought I’d test some out. I happened to have a bunch of pomegranates on hand so I decided to build a salad around those. I love how festive the arils look in this salad when paired with the greens, and of course I’m in love with the entire flavor combination of this salad! The onions even add a little spice!

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Creamy Pecan Brussels Sprouts

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These cooler days definitely call for comfort foods, and what better way to say comfort food than a little heavy cream? 😉 I love that when I add it to anything, the dish immediately becomes that much more decadent. This dish is so savory and delicious, I couldn’t stop sneaking bites while it was cooking and after before serving it to my family!

We have used this as a warm side salad, and even topped a pizza with it along with some sliced up sausages and cheese. I happen to think it would make an excellent side to your holiday dinners as well! Who’s excited about Thanksgiving?!


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