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Mango Goat Cheese Salad w. Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe


This is one of my all-time favorite salads…. EVER.  It might be because it includes mangos and goat cheese, two of my top 5 things to eat, but I swear this salad is fantastic and a crowd pleasure.

Something about the sweetness of the mango combined with the smooth soft flavor of the cheese and then topped with the tartness of the dressing just creates this explosion of yummy goodness in your belly. (more…)

Pomegranate & Fig Arugula Salad w. Cinnamon Honey Balsamic Dressing


I have always loved homemade salad dressings. There is something about store-bought dressings that just aren’t for me. Not only are store-bought dressings mostly filled with calories, they are also filled with typical flavors. When you make dressings yourself usually they have fresher, lighter flavors. You can also create what the outcome will be. If you like your dressings less sweet, more vinegary or saltastic here is your chance to do so.

I came up with this salad by roaming the food store, which I often do. Walking up and down the aisles of a supermarket or farmers market will give your brain and your belly inspiration. This is why I hate rushing when it’s time for my weekly food shopping. I want to take my time and walk up every aisle and look really hard to find something new and fun. I know people who walk into the supermarket with their list and walk out with everything on it and nothing extra. I am not this person. I don’t have a list the majority of the time. I have the food talk to me and tell me what I should make (trust me I know I sound a little foodcookoo). Sometimes I wish it would tell me to put down the stone ground mustard because you already have three jars at home. (more…)

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