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Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries & Walnuts

Our local grocery store had some great looking spinach the other day (which is very unusual). I decided a spinach salad with cranberries, carrots and walnuts dressed with balsamic vinaigrette was just the ticket.

I don’t like my salads soggy; I prefer a light touch on the dressing. I had this great idea (or, at least, [...]

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade salad dressing is so easy to make. All you need is a bowl, a whisk and a few ingredients you probably have around the house anyway.

This vinaigrette goes very well with Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries & Walnuts.


½ cup balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dry mustard (I like Colman’s)
salt & pepper
½ cup extra-virgin [...]

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Bulgur Parfait with Mixed Berries

Breakfasts involving some combination of yogurt and berries are common in our house. My husband likes to mix his with bran cereal (he’s a wild man) and I really enjoy things like Berry Tofu Smoothie. This morning I decided to see what it would be like to make a parfait using yogurt, berries and bulgur, [...]

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