BROCCOLI APPLE SALAD

Crisp broccoli, Pink lady apples, celery, cranberries, raisins, shredded carrots, and sunflower seeds come together to make an amazing salad with delicious flavors and various textures. The creamy dressing on top makes this Broccoli Apple salad absolutely delicious.

Broccoli Apple salad is one of those salads that’s so deliciously good, it’s hard to remember it’s the main ingredient is broccoli. Broccoli has long been a  love-hate relationship with many adult and children alike over the years. However, Broccoli Apple salad recipe has always been a huge hit with my children and family thankfully.

broccoli-apple-saladI  totally love broccoli as long as it’s not just bland steamed broccoli tossed on my plate. That’s where I draw the line with broccoli. I also won’t eat overcooked broccoli; it’s just kinda downright gross. What’s your broccoli pet peeve?
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Fruit and Quinoa Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Healthy Fruit and Quinoa Salad with Yogurt Dressing is a perfectly healthy, colorful, spring salad that combines tricolor organic quinoa, fresh organic fruit such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, kiwi, Hass avocados, mint leaves and creamy delicious yogurt dressing.

I’m big fruit lover, especially in the late spring and early summer. I enjoy fruit almost daily as a snack or even use it in my salads for a lighter refreshing healthy meal. When it is hot outside, cold fruit just really hits the spot. It’s so light, delicious, cold and refreshing; definitely perfect for any spring day.Healthy Fruit and Quinoa Salad with Yogurt Dressing is a perfectly healthy, colorful, spring salad that combines tricolor organic quinoa, fresh organic fruit such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, kiwi, Hass avocados, mint leaves and creamy delicious yogurt dressing.I love that berries are little and so colorful, yet the raspberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries contain antioxidants. The antioxidants in berries can help your body fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals that can lead to illness. Continue reading

Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Recipe

This Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Recipe is a wonderful leap in the right direction, combining the fresh delightful flavors of fresh raspberries, blackberries, quality balsamic vinegar, garlic, Vidalia onions, pure organic honey, tarragon, and fresh sweet basil.

Fresh mixed berries are some of the healthiest foods on planet Earth. New research is constantly being published and those juicy sweet ripe berries are being recognized and analyzed for their health giving properties.Fresh Berries are extremely high in antioxidants.

fresh-mixed-berry-vinaigrette-recipeThose delicious tasting fresh organic blackberries I included in my Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Recipe are so much more than just powerful antioxidants. Blackberries are also extremely high in some of the highest forms of chronic disease and cancer-fighting compounds: vitamins C, E, and ellagic acid. They also have high levels of the soluble fiber known as pectin, a substance that studies link to lowered levels of cholesterol.  Continue reading

Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing is a beautiful minty colored green blast from the past made with plain Greek yogurt, buttermilk, Duke’s mayo, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and freshly ground pepper. It’s perfect for your Springtime freshly made salads.

It has been said in the past that Green Goddess Dressing’s origin points to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923 when the hotel’s executive chef Philip Roemer wanted something to pay tribute to actor George Arliss and his hit play, The Green Goddess. He then concocted this dressing, which, like the play, became a hit.

I have to admit I am an avid collector of anything vintage, including recipes.This dressing is right up my alley and definitely a delicious blast from the past on a wonderful crisp and cool salad. I adore the natural minty tinted color as well as the flavor of this dressing.

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I bet a few of you are wondering a few things…

What is Chervil? : Chervil, aka French parsley, is a delicate annual herb related to parsley.It is commonly used to season mild-flavored dishes and is a constituent of the French herb mixture fines herbs. Continue reading

Lemony Italian Dressing

Lemony Italian Salad Dressing is a wonderful lemony fresh tasting Italian Salad Dressing that has been passed down our family for years. It has such a zesty fresh taste combining  quality extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, Romano cheese, minced garlic, and an Italian herb blend.

Life is simply wonderful in the Florida Spring, the gardens are starting to roar and they are ripe for the plucking. It’s a bloggers dream state quite frankly, it’s also the perfect time to start concocting all the wonderful dressings that will be adding splendor to your lovely salads this season.

Lemony Italian Salad DressingIt’s a beautiful 85 degrees here in Sunny Haines City, Florida and I am pumped up to be able to show off a family favorite of ours to you all from the  McCallum Household, it’s my Lemony Italian Salad Dressing. This fabulous dressing is one we have used on my side of the family for years. Continue reading

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY

My Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY is one of the best Ranch Dressing recipes you’ll ever get your hands on to date; combining buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh herbs such as chives, parsley,  dill weed, tarragon, and  basil. It’s so good your going to be giving away the store brand you’ve been using.

I’m a firm believer in Homemade Ranch Dressing; you can’t go wrong eliminating all those chemicals and preservatives the store brands contain….Can you? Absolutely not friends and loving readers.

I love Ranch Dressing and have been known to privately dump it on almost anything  if you don’t watch me, vegetables, meats, chips, pretzels and a few times a slice of pizza…Yes, I know that’s just plain crazy isn’t it?  I can’t help myself, I told you I love Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch DressingA little fact on Ranch Dressing:  Ranch dressing has been the nation’s best-selling salad topper since 1992 when it overtook Italian Salad Dressing in the United States. Can you believe that? I sure can because it’s my favorite go-to dressing for my vegetables and salads. Continue reading