Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette – Vibrant Refreshing Salad for Spring

Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette –Vibrant Refreshing Salad for SpringSpring Alive — Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette, Scallions, Crisp Apple, Toasted Walnuts

A perfect salad strikes a balance between crisp and tender, crunchy and soft, mild and bold, sweet, tart, pungent and bitter, creamy and textured. Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette strikes that balance perfectly. The combination of both mild and bitter greens, thinly Continue reading

Fig Black Olive Walnut Tapenade

Fig, Black Olive &Walnut Tapenade Ingredients (c) jfhaugen

Healthful & Delicious
Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres

“May the Calendar Keep Bringing
Happy Holidays To You.”

As the calendar brings us closer to Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, so it also brings happy holidays with an increase in parties and gatherings from now until New Year’s Day. With more and more of us eating cleaner and healthier diets, there also comes a quandary around the holidays—what to prepare and what to eat that is both healthful and delicious Continue reading

Watercress, Belgian Endive & Pear Salad with Goat Cheese, Shallot-Mustard Vinaigrette & Maple-Glazed Walnuts

Watercress, Endive, Pear Glazed Walnut Salad w/ Shallot Mustard Vinaigrette “There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.”     

 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well, maybe 15 minutes, but those are sacred minutes for eating a pear. Its texture becomes velvety, moist and glistens in the light. And its luscious, heavenly fragrance and  flavor are the essence of “pearness.” Continue reading