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Healthy Thai Salad with Chicken

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 7th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Why can't cabbage be the base for a salad?




When I think about creating a new green salad, I usually begin with romaine, kale, or some other version of lettuce. As I considered making a Thai style salad, my mind went to cabbage. Don't ask me why, but I

Blueberry & Chicken Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 5th, 2018| Recipes, Salads

A berry-licious entrée salad




One of the things that I love about summer is the omnipresence of salads. Although I enjoy salads throughout the year, they appear less frequently on the menu in cooler months. Who really wants a big salad for dinner when there's a snowstorm raging outside?

Citrus Brussels Sprout Slaw

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 8th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Who knew that oranges could be such a good part of slaw?




Just two weeks ago I was writing about ch-alad, my original creation of a combined chili salad, which was perfect for the chilly yet warm days of spring. And now here we are in May, and the

Kale & Quinoa Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 1st, 2018| Recipes, Salads

All sorts of yumminess in one dish.




One of the things that I like about this salad is its flexibility in serving temperature. Make it early in the day and let it hang out in the fridge until dinner, and it's delicious as a chilled salad. Make it when

Mexican Black Bean Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 24th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

An easy side dish to accompany tacos.




As I reread the intro to this recipe, I laughed to myself that my go-to when my husband travels is to cook with legumes. The theme of cooking with legumes and for myself seems to be omnipresent. I've always loved time in
cranberry vinaigrette

Recipe: Cranberry Vinaigrette

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 5th, 2017| Recipes, Salads, Spreads & Sauces
Fresh cranberries are available in most grocery stores during the fall and through New Year's. Every year I say that I will buy a few extra bags and freeze them, but I always forget to do so. However, what I do manage to do is buy them frequently and
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Flavors of Fall Brussels Sprout Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 9th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian
I really enjoy brussels sprouts, as do my husband and children. There are a fairly regular side dish in our menu. Whether they're simply sauteed with some lemon zest or balsamic vinegar, they are a veggie we all enjoy. However, sometimes I like to take this vegetable and transform it
autumn inspired salad

Recipe: Autumn-Inspired Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 26th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads
When I first had children, I imagined all of the Halloween treats that I could make. Pumpkin-shaped cookies, Halloween-themed cakes, and other treats came to my mind. Sure, I made a few of these for school parties, but then I realized that there already was an abundance of treats

Asparagus Feta Lemon Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 14th, 2017| Recipes, Salads

Asparagus, meet your new best friends, feta and lemon!


Every year for our anniversary I create a multi-course meal to celebrate the occasion. The only definite part of the menu is dessert, which is wedding cake with fruit filling and buttercream frosting. I shoot for a minimum of five

Edamame Avocado Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 24th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Hearty enough to be an entrée; simple enough to be a side.




I've mentioned that I happily partake in vegetarian eating, although it's not a lifestyle to which I'm committed. I do love a tender filet mignon, good barbecue, and, of course, chicken on my caesar salad. However, I

Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 17th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

A perfectly patriotic side salad




Sometimes the name of a recipe doesn't need to be catchy or cute; it just needs to describe what you're eating. Thus, today we have Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad, which I should have published a few weeks ago. The problem is that I didn't

Broccoli Apple Bacon Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 10th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

If the broccoli & apple don't get you, I'm guessing the bacon will.


I feel fortunate to cook for people who aren't picky eaters, as it seems that many other people are. When I talk with friends and colleagues, discussing last night's dinner, I've had many say, "My family/husband/kids