Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad
My son graduated and we threw a huge party this weekend. It was so hot and everyone was going to be in and around the pool. I didn’t want any mayonnaise based dressings so I opted for a vinegar based dressing. It was very delicious and no one missed the mayo at all… although my son did break my camera which is the reason for the not so good picture.  Continue reading

Poached Chicken & Grape Salad

Poached Chicken & Grape Salad
Today my Hubby and I enjoyed a delicious poached chicken and grape dish. I was in the mood for a kind of Waldorf salad, but didn’t want to go to the store so I used what I had in the kitchen. Trying to keep it light I used less sour cream and mayonnaise and more Greek yogurt. I love getting little bites of cool, crunchy and sweet all in one. We ate them in little Boston Bibb cups but I think a grainy bread would be great too. We will definitely be having this for lunch tomorrow too!  Continue reading

Hearty Vegetable Pasta Salad

Hearty Vegetable Pasta Salad
This week Linda and I will be sharing two great salads to help you get healthy for summer! I love a good pasta salad – especially when entertaining – because it’s simple, inexpensive and goes a long way. The great thing about this salad is there is only a little pasta and a lot of rough greens but when you add them to the hot pasta, they soften a little and soak up the vinaigrette.  You can add chicken and make it the main coarse. Any way you serve it – it’s a healthy addition to the menu! Continue reading