Shredded Chicken Strawberry Salad

As the afternoons get longer (and, in spite of daylight savings, we also seem to be gaining daylight earlier in the morning as well), and the sun starts making appearances more than bi-weekly here in the PNW, our thoughts turn to spring and summer.  About the same time, we start to see strawberries arriving in the local … Continue reading Shredded Chicken Strawberry Salad

Cardamom-Clove Pecan Pear Salad

Every once in a while, you stumble across a combination that is not just borders on divine.  Such is the case with the blend of spices that we incorporate into today's salad - cardamom and cloves.  Used in both the honey-candied coating on our pecans and in the zippy rice vinegar and shallot dressing, these two … Continue reading Cardamom-Clove Pecan Pear Salad

Thai-inspired Beef and Melon Salad

This dish takes inspiration from traditional Thai green papaya salads, only switching up the ingredients a bit and adding in some grilled and thin-sliced steak for protein.  By combining the pungent saltiness of fish sauce with the sweetness of fresh melon, and the fragrance of fresh cilantro and mint, you end up with a delightfully … Continue reading Thai-inspired Beef and Melon Salad

Fresh Mango Chutney

We've done a few similar recipes on this site already, including the melon pineapple salsa, the mango salsa, and even the recent pork chops with warmed mango chutney.  Where this one departs from the first two is the exclusion of any hot chiles (and obviously no pineapple or melon either).  The differences with the latter … Continue reading Fresh Mango Chutney

Sweet Chile Cashew Chicken Salad

This recipe started out in our little black book several years ago from a potluck dish brought by a friend's mom every year to his Christmas party.  The original was always a hit, but the main ingredient was thin noodles - either angel hair pasta or rice noodles.  So, when we changed our way of … Continue reading Sweet Chile Cashew Chicken Salad

Apple Fennel Salad

Apple Fennel Salad Recipe Type: Salads & Dressings Author: Purely Primal Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 5 cups spring or mixed greens (nearly a large salad bowl full) 1 cup arugula leaves – torn into ~1″ pieces 2 Gala apples – halved, cored, and sliced very thin (you can … Continue reading Apple Fennel Salad

Strawberry Cherry Walnut Salad

Strawberry Cherry Walnut Salad Recipe Type: Salads & Dressings Author: Purely Primal Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients Mixed greens as desired – enough to fill a large bowl. 5~6 fresh strawberries, tops removed and sliced into 1/8″ thick slices 25~30 cherries, pitted and sliced into … Continue reading Strawberry Cherry Walnut Salad