Honeycrisp Winter Salad with Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

A simple yet delicious spinach salad with honey crisp apples, mandarin oranges, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, all topped with a homemade citrus poppyseed dressing.

Hi all! It’s Lauren back from Lauren’s Recipe Box ready to share with you one of my favorite salads of all time! I don’t know about you, but Winter is one of the hardest times for me to stick to a healthy diet. Maybe it is the cold weather, holidays, or maybe it is just an excuse to be bad 🙂 Either way, I am trying to make some healthier choices this month and this honey crisp winter salad is the perfect start! A bed of baby spinach loaded with thinly sliced honey crisp apples, mandarin oranges, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and the BEST citrus poppyseed dressing… This salad will make you forget all about those Chick-fil-a waffle fries 😉


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Apple-Inspired Recipe Round-Up

7 Apple Inspired Recipes | My Cooking Spot

It’s almost apple season! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about all of those delicious apple-inspired recipes to your must make this September. Today, we are rounding up 7 of our favorite apple recipes to share with you.

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Kale Salad with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Cucumber

Kale Salad with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Cucumbers

Happy Monday! Becca here from Two Places at Once. I’m so excited to share my fist post on My Cooking Spot.

I’m a big fan of easy, healthy and hearty meals. A meal doesn’t need to take two hours to meet any of those criteria. I also like meals that can be eaten as leftovers. It’s way more affordable and you get to enjoy a delicious meal multiple times. Luckily, this kale salad with quinoa makes a huge portion and it super easy. [Read more…]


Roasted Vegetable and Blue Cheese Quinoa

Delicious roasted vegetables plus flavorful blue cheese tossed with quinoa makes for a tasty and nourishing side dish or light meal

Roasted Vegetable and Blue Cheese Quinoa

Roasted vegetables are my favorite things on Earth. I could eat roasted vegetables every day, and pretty much every vegetable tastes good roasted. Ok, so not celery but every other one I can think of is delicious.


They’re basically person. Roasted vegetables are simple to make. They taste great, and it’s super easy to eat a lot of vegetables in one sitting since the vegetables cook down so much. You can add them to so many things to improve the taste and nourishing benefits… grilled cheese, salsa, sauce, soup, and hummus. Yay for more veggies! [Read more…]