We have officially moved into our new home! One of the things we need to get used to (among other things) is packing our lunches. Our old apartment was across the street from both of our offices, which made it so easy to swing home for lunch! For our first week in our new home, we opted to make a pasta salad, the easiest lunch to grab once it is prepped. Additionally, if you’ve ever made homemade pasta salad you’d know that it’s way better 2-3 days later. This recipe uses kalamata olive flavored pasta for an even bigger flavor kick!Read More
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When it comes to salads, a simple lettuce and balsamic salad will not do! We will be starving in no time and not satisfied. Our favorite salads include pasta salad, potato salad, and all the other salads that are calorie laden. That is why we came up with this couscous salad recipe that is approved on the 21 day fix plan: a salad that doesn’t suck! It is an easy way to trick yourself into eating healthy veggies, it includes protein and it is seriously satisfying. If you are looking for a vegetarian 21 day fix recipe, just omit the chicken! Whether you are trying to eat healthy or not, we can bet you’ll like this as a lunch or as a side dish!Read More
One of our favorite dishes from last summer came from Jeffrey’s in Austin, TX. They made an heirloom tomato and peach burrata dish that tasted just like summer on a plate. Our inspired dish shines by leveraging farmers-market-fresh Texas peaches and ripe heirloom tomatoes.Read More
Pistachio Cherry Chicken Salad
Chicken salads are just perfect, whether it is a picnic in the park or an easy prepped lunch for a busy week ahead. Pistachios pair so well with cherries so we thought why not create an inventive spin on a traditional dish? This salad is a delightful balance between sweet and savory. The dried cherries create a sweet and tart dynamic while the shallots add flavor and a crunch over using traditional celery. We know you’ll enjoy this chicken salad with a twist!
1 pound cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/3 cup shelled pistachios, crushed
1/3 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup light mayo
1/2 of a large shallot, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper
Start by cooking your chicken breasts. We like to poach them as a healthier way to prep the meat since it is going to be coated in mayonnaise a bit later in the recipe. Chill the chicken and then cut in into small cubes. Place the nuts into a Ziploc bag and smack it with a mallet briefly to lightly crush the pistachios. In a mixing bowl, add the cubed chicken, pistachios, cherries, mayo, shallots, and salt and pepper. Chill for at least an hour and pile onto lettuce cups. If you’re craving carbs, feel free to load it onto some bread and make a sammie.
You know that your favorite part of eating a salad is finding one of those deep fried, bread chunks beneath all those veggies.
If you are not making your own croutons, you are seriously missing out. It is mind boggling that old, stale bread can turn into the highlight of your mundane Monday office lunch.
Here is an easy step-by-step tutorial on making homemade croutons.Read More
Eating healthy does not need to be boring! This is our all-time favorite salad recipe. Image enjoying a refreshing spring roll in a big 'ol bowl! The peanuts and fresh herbs are what make this salad extra special. Enjoy!Read More