Top Ten Posts of 2013

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” ― T.S. Eliot Happy New year to you and I hope that this post finds you full of renewed energy and healthy commitment for January and beyond. I always … More Top Ten Posts of 2013

Winter Citrus & Fennel Mason Jar Salads with Green Apple Vinaigrette

“Complacencies of the peignoir, and late Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair…” ~Wallace Stevens from “Sunday Morning” It is the week before Christmas break and I cannot believe how fast time rushes by. Today was Day #15 of the December Green Smoothie Challenge and I am enjoying sharing my recipes and being artful by … More Winter Citrus & Fennel Mason Jar Salads with Green Apple Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Mason Jar Salads with Greek Vinaigrette

“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” ― Deepak Chopra In two weeks I celebrate my seven-year anniversary of walking through the doors of the Weight Watchers center in Marquette, … More Mediterranean Mason Jar Salads with Greek Vinaigrette

Fruited Chia Mason Jar Salads with Blackberry & Lavender Vinaigrette

 “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery There is an elegance in autumn that is not present in other seasons. The light, filtering through the leaves, has the quality of honey – thick and syrupy. Toothache sweet. I had a revelation this afternoon. My Mason Jar Salad … More Fruited Chia Mason Jar Salads with Blackberry & Lavender Vinaigrette

Harvest Rainbow Mason Jar Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

Most experts agree that there is no comparison between fresh and dried basil in terms of flavor. The fresh leaves have a flavor complexity and intensity that is largely lost in the dried form. If storing for a week or less, basil can be wrapped in several layers of paper towels and placed in an … More Harvest Rainbow Mason Jar Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

Israeli Feast ~ Mason Jar Salad (with Tabouli, Hummus, and Olives)

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller I am enamored with Mason Jar Salads on many levels: 1. One of my obsessions is having a food plan for the week. During the school year I cook a huge stock-pot of soup or chili on Sundays and … More Israeli Feast ~ Mason Jar Salad (with Tabouli, Hummus, and Olives)

Mason Jar Salads: Fresh, Visually Appealing, and Versatile

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin If you have a Pinterest account you are probably familiar with Mason Jar Salads. They are easy to make, keep for up to a week in the refrigerator, and are visually appealing (I think they look like lovely edible terrarium gardens). Jarred salads … More Mason Jar Salads: Fresh, Visually Appealing, and Versatile