Easter Salad Suggestion:Tuscan Panzanella-Italian Bread Salad

This week we will be exploring the wonders of salad–standalone, sandwich fillers, ethnic-based, potato packed and even an unusual, colorful veggie cornucopia! Today, I’m starting out with an old world,  Italian, family favorite-Panzanella. This fresh, colorful spring and summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You may […]

Tuscan Panzanella-Italian Bread Salad

This week we will be exploring the wonders of salad–standalone, sandwich fillers, ethnic-based, potato packed and even an unusual, colorful veggie cornucopia! Today, I’m starting out with an old world,  Italian, family favorite-Panzanella. This fresh, colorful spring and summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You may…

Thai Cashew Salad

The undeniable simplicity of this salad is astounding! The crunchy astringent taste of the cucumbers, the sweet crisp edge of the carrots, cashews and red peppers, the pungent, licorice notes of the cilantro and basil and the spicy, salty, sweet and sourness of the lime, soy and vinegar and chili produces a memorable flavor explosion…

Southwestern Chicken & Cheddar- Pepper Jack Queso Dip

What better to offer on this National Chip & Dip Day than this ooey gooey, Southwestern cheddar-pepper jack queso dip? The lusciousness is made heartier with the addition of chopped cooked chicken. The chopped chipotle peppers, jalapeños, and chili powder add some heat and intense flavors. Prepare a day ahead, cover and chill in an airtight container;…

Tuscan Panzanella—Italian Vegetable & Bread Salad

This fresh, colorful summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You’ll want to frequent your local Farmer’s market for the freshest ingredients available. Feel free to mix and match vegetables in season for a variety of flavors. This salad is perfect served alone for a quick lunch…

It’s Guest Chef Wednesday! Today, Mexican Picadillo Stuffed Peppers!

It’s Guest Chef Wednesday! This recipe was inspired by our dear friend and Once Upon a Spice follower, Jana Young Baron. These peppers provide a Mexican twist to traditional stuffed pepper recipes. Tangy, pungent, savory, slightly spicy and extremely satisfying! These luscious, Mexican inspired green orbs are sure to be a welcomed addition to your…