Salads

Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

15 comments July 25, 2013
Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

This month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge is “stuff it!” By now my readers know my love for avocados (aguacates), and I always have avocados at my house. So when the Creative Cooking Crew challenge theme was revealed, I decided to stuffed one of my favorite ingredients with a fresh salad to enjoy during the summer […]

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Quinoa, Salmon and Avocado Salad

6 comments June 4, 2013
Quinoa, Salmon and Avocado Salad

It seems everyone is talking about, and cooking, Quinoa these days, also known as “quinua” in Spanish. The name is derived from the Quechua Spanish word “Kinwa” or “Qin-wah” and originates from the Andean region of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia. I love quinoa because is a versatile ingredient that serves as an excellent base […]

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Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

16 comments May 20, 2013
Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

The Creative Cooking Crew this month is going to a “virtual picnic” and I’m bringing a delicious and simple Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad. When I found out that the challenge for this month was a picnic dish, I knew I would make something fresh and simple, but full of flavor. This Quinoa salad was […]

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Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing

16 comments March 25, 2013
shrimp, apple and bacon salad

This month The Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was a virtual mystery basket similar to the TV show “Chopped“. The ingredients inside the basket were, green apple, bacon, vinegar, and nut butter. I decided to make an Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing and I absolutely loved the combination of textures and flavors in […]

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Black and White Bean Salad (Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Blancos)

2 comments March 24, 2013
Black and White Bean Salad (Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Blancos)

Beans are an important part of the Colombian diet, providing plenty of protein, while making for delicious and comforting dishes. Colombians use beans to make a variety of dishes including stews, soups, fritters, cakes, salads, rice dishes, and more! This Black and White Bean Salad couldn’t be easier to make and includes many of the […]

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Picnic Orzo Salad and GE French Door Fridge Review

19 comments August 27, 2012
Orzo Salad

In my fantasy world, I live in a beautiful house, with a huge organic garden in my backyard, where I grow my own fruits, herbs and vegetables. In this fantasy world, I wake up in the morning greeted through the large bedroom windows by beautiful, tall tomato plants and green herbs. Then after I finish […]

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Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing

12 comments August 15, 2012
Avocados

This Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing began as a simple lunch idea, and turned into something wonderful. The secret to this salad is the avocado dressing that is used instead of the typical mayonnaise. This gives the potato salad not only it’s creamy, silken texture, but it also adds a twist to the flavor, as […]

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