A nutrient dense fall salad that healthy and delicious. The bonus is that this recipe is super easy. You don’t even have to peel the squash, as it’s totally edible! This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

Roasted Squash, Beef and Arugula Salad

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This Roasted Squash, Beef and Arugula Salad recipe is an autumn twist on a salad. It uses squash and ground beef over a bed of spicy arugula. The delicate squash is surprisingly buttery for squash. It goes well with the meat and greens. The…
This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Cucumber Herb Salad

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Salads are a summer staple for my family. They are easy to make and require no cooking. Summers in San Diego are scorchers so this is important. This Cucumber Herb Salad is very similar to my Cucumber Dill Salad but uses a variety of fresh,…
Vietnamese Beef Bowl made with rice, lettuce, pickled vegetables and ground beef with Vietnamese flavors.

Vietnamese Beef Bowl

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There’s this Vietnamese noodle bowl made from pork, lettuce, picked vegetables and noodles that I love. You can find a version of it at most Vietnamese restaurants. The pork has this sweet yet peppery flavor that is amazing. I wanted to…
Japanese Salad Bowl

Japanese Salad Bowl

This Japanese Salad Bowl recipe is really more about assembling than cooking which is fine by me. It’s nice to have a healthy and simple recipe to pull together for dinner. The dressing is a copy of the salad dressing that you normally…
Carrot Ginger Dressing just like the one you get at a Japanese restaurant!

Carrot Ginger Dressing

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I’ve been craving salads all summer long. I try to keep it interesting, delicious and healthy. This dressing definitely fits the bill. I was inspired to make this Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing after my first visit to a sushi place after…
Summer Garden Couscous Salad

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

Couscous is super easy to make. It’s usually just a matter of boiling water, which makes this a great summer recipe. You hardly need to use the stove so it's great when it's too hot to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen.. Once the…
Vietnamese Chopped Salad

Vietnamese Chopped Chicken Salad

This Vietnamese Chopped Chicken Salad is a version of a Vietnamese dish called, Bun Cha Gio Tom Thit Nuong, that has to be one of my favorite traditional Asian dishes of all time. It’s made of rice noodles, lettuce, pickled carrots and cucumbers,…
Spinach Salad with Barley with Grapes and Pickled Onions

Spinach Salad with Barley, Grapes and Pickled Red Onions

My husband is typically not a fan of salads. I think it’s a guy thing. I love them and I’ve been looking for ways to make him love them too. I tried to pull together a few things he does love like spinach, grains, and fruit into a salad.…
Olive Garden's Famous House Salad Copycat from

Olive Garden's Famous House Salad Copycat

I remember when I was about 10, our town got an Olive Garden. My family would go for the Italian faire but all I wanted to eat was the salad and breadsticks. I absolutely fell in love with their house salad and constantly requested it. They…
Grilled Chicken Salad with a Roasted Red Pepper Dressing from Bon Aippetit

Grilled Chicken Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

Please note that this recipe is not AIP/Paleo. However, I'm looking forward to changing the recipe and making compliant soon. When we in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, were walking around trying to find something to eat. We had just arrived in…
Adding a few spices to a simple salad dressing, makes this the most flavorful salad ever!

Spicy Papaya and Avocado Salad

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If you’ve ever been to a socal farmer’s market then you’ve probably seen vendors selling mango or papaya sprinkled with chili powder and a few other special seasonings. It’s surprisingly good. While I could eat my weight in papaya…
Tri Tip Spinach Salad with a Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing from

Tri Tip Spinach Salad with a Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing

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This Tri Tip Spinach Salad with a Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing recipe started as a cucumber salad that I used as a side to steak. The cucumber salad was underwhelming and I was about to add it to my list of recipe failures but I looked over…