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zero-waste fresh seasonal fruit vinaigrette

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 22, 2015  |  10 Comments
I became a salad fanatic as a teenager. But back then, I smothered my leafy greens with gobs of creamy ranch salad dressing. It wasn’t until I began learning about nutrition in college that I started paying attention to the ingredients in my bottled dressing. I soon realized my pick was definitely science experiment worthy. Luckily, I quickly changed my bad habits and began making my own vinaigrettes and other salad dressings. One of my favorites throughout the years has been fruit vinaigrette. It still provides creaminess, but it’s from real produce not a chemistry lab! I’m so glad the Recipe Redux theme this month is “DIY kitchen essentials.” It gives me the opportunity to share my very personal recipe...
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berry, basil, and baby romaine salad

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 27, 2014  |  0 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 4 servings: 2 cups each If you didn’t already know, I have a new cookbook, The With or Without Meat Cookbook! To give you a little taste, here’s a freebie recipe from it. Please let me know what you think of the book. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this salad! When berries are in season in spring and summer, this stunning berry-bursting salad will be sure to strike your fancy. Luckily, you can make it all year long using frozen berries, too. Adorned with fresh basil, dressed in a perky lemon-berry vinaigrette dressing, and accented with natural almonds and more berries, it’ll actually seem a bit fancy, too. The bonus: it’s...
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