Category: SALAD

Tangy Beet Salad

Tangy Beet Salad

I don’t know if I should even call this tangy beet salad a recipe. It is so freakishly easy that I can’t even explain. It is well known that I am a beetroot lover. I love beets in any form, texture, and taste. On top […]

Pan-Fried Eggplant with Mozzarella and Marinara

Pan-Fried Eggplant with Mozzarella and Marinara

When you want to have a quick meal with your family, Pan-Fried Eggplant with Mozzarella and Marinara is definitely the way to go. It is just so nice with a nice bowl of mixed greens. A pretty balanced meal that my family and I really […]

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

These Tasty Labor Day Recipes that I have picked for you guys are easy, delicious, affordable and approachable. You can make them any time you want not just over Labor Day and 4th of July, or any other holiday.

If you are like my family then you start making plans for BBQ cookout for Labor Day weekend weeks ahead. It is a long weekend so at least 2 days worth of tasty leftovers.

I wish you all safe, and tasty Labor day!

MEAT, FISH, AND POULTRY:

Collection of tasty meat, fish and poultry recipes from my blog!

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

SMOKED ST. LOUIS STYLE RIBS

Can you really start BBQ season without making some amazingly delicious, and finger-licking Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs? I think not.

These ribs are so tasty we have been making them on repeat for our meal prep because they hold so good o the fridge so well for a week.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

SIMPLE HALIBUT BURGER

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe is a must-try. I believe that this is one of the best burgers I have ever made. It is so juicy, tasty and just enchanting.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

LEMON HERB GRILLED SALMON

Who loves Salmon? I simply love it especially made this way. However, I am not picky at all. When it comes down to this delicious fish, I could eat it pretty much any possible way prepared.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

CHICKEN FAJITA SKEWERS

These Chicken Fajita Skewers are fresh, tasty, healthy, colorful, and the ultimate summer grilled food that everyone loves.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

CHICKEN BURGERS

When I flipped those burgers and saw it, I was breaking a happy dance around the grill. They were delightful, flavorful and in another word orgasmic. I hope you make them soon, too.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

HOMEMADE BEEF BURGERS

I love burgers and I absolutely love my homemade beef burgers. They are really easy, perfectly seasoned and extremely tasty.

We grill a lot and these are always a hit with everyone along with my pita bread. Not to brag or anything, but I am kind of known around here for my homemade bread.

ASIAN BEEF SKEWERS

ASIAN BEEF SKEWERS 

Grilled tofu recipe with marinade

GRILLED MARINATED TOFU

Easy, delicious and a perfect grilled food if you wish to skip grilled meat.

BREAD AND SANDWICHES:

My absolute favorite bread from my blog.

DUTCH OVEN BREAD: BREAD FOR BEGINNERS

PITA BREAD

SPIRAL TWIST BREAD ROLLS

THE BEST GARLIC AND HERBS FLATBREAD

KETO BREAD- EASY AND DELICIOUS LOW CARB BREAD

ROAST BEEF SLIDERS

QUICK IRISH SODA BREAD

SALADS:

Refreshing, healthy and easy salad recipes that you guys going to love.

OLIVIER SALAD- RUSSIAN SALAD

EASY RED POTATO SALAD

VEGETARIAN PASTA SALAD

CREAMY SUMMER PASTA SALAD

BOILED POTATOES WITH BUTTER AND PARSLEY

HEIRLOOM TOMATO FETA SALAD

CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE SALAD

CITRUS KALE SALAD

FRUIT SALAD WITH CITRUS-MAPLE DRESSING

DESSERTS:

We all have a bit of sweet tooth. These dessert or sweet treats are perfect after savory grilled food to share with your loved ones.

BROWNIES AND YOGURT SUMMER PARFAIT

OLD FASHIONED APPLE PIE

STRAWBERRY JELLO SUMMER SALAD

PLUM AND PEACH GALETTE

TRIPLE BERRY GALETTE

If you make any of my Tasty Labor Day Recipes, please tag me on INSTAGRAM @SANDRASEASYCOOKING. Use hashtag #sandraseasycooking so I could share it with others. Thank you so much for your love and support… I wish you a wonderful holiday!

Heirloom Tomato Feta Salad

Heirloom Tomato Feta Salad

If I could eat Heirloom Tomato Feta Salad with olive oil and herbs all year round I would be a very happy camper. It is so fresh, sweet, savory, simple, pretty and most importantly delicious salad. One my favorite August salads when tomatoes are at […]

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad is undoubtedly an easy, fabulous and tasty recipe. We enjoy nothing but this incredibly simple and classic dessert all summer long. I heard that every good Southern lady should know how to properly make delicious jello salad. Well, I must say, […]

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Easy and tasty fruit salad with citrus infused citrus maple dressing recipe.

There is nothing more refreshing during hot summer days than colorful and delightful fruit salad. I made this tasty fruit salad with citrus maple dressing, which gave this salad a nice taste lift.

Also, if you want to bring this to a potluck or any other gathering you can make this in 10 minutes from start to finish.

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Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

I am not a big fan of cold fruit. I am not sure why, but I actually liked it when I make this mixed fruit salad.

The sweetness of the fruit thoroughly blends together when it is coated with this amazingly delicious citrus maple dressing.

I am almost certain that you guys going to love this one because it is a keeper.

If you do not like maple syrup then use pure organic honey. I used sugar-free version but you may use any that you prefer.

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

My family always go bananas over this fruit salad. I do mix it up using different kinds of fruit. You may use whatever s in a season like luscious peaches, nectarines, plums or cherries.

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Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing
Yield: 8 Servings

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy and tasty fruit salad with citrus infused citrus maple dressing recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Blueberry
  • 1 cup Strawberry, sliced
  • 1 cup Grapes, seedless, sliced
  • 1 medium size Pomegranate
  • 1 smaller Pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Mango pitted and cubed
  • 2 Kiwi, sliced
  • 5-6 Mint leaves
  • Lemon Thyme, optional
  • Citrus-Maple Dressing:
  • Juice from 1 Ripe Lime + zest
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon + zest
  • 1/8-1/4 cup Maple Syrup (or honey)

Instructions

  1. Wash and prep all the fruit. You may keep everything in the fridge to keep the fruit cold. It will be easier to slice and it tastes better.
  2. Mix everything for the dressing in the glass jar.
  3. Once all the fruit is tossed together drizzle dressing a bit at the time and toss to coat.
  4. Store in the airtight container, large glass jar or glass bowl, then place the container in the fridge.
  5. I keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

You may use any any fruit that you prefer and more or less. I just added how much we added to our fruit salad but you can add more fruit especially if you omit. So, if you do not add Pomegranate please ad more grapes or strawberries or blueberries.

For the best taste keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

I used Sugar Free Maple syrup to support my diet, you may use any that you prefer.

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

My delicious Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad. Who does not appreciate a hearty salad? Needless to say, we eat classic salads all year round, naturally depending on the season, of course. However, with all the ingredients convenient even during the winter season, we are able […]

Colorful Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Colorful Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

One of my favorite ways to enjoy stress-free, delicious lunch us by making this amazing, Colorful Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing. Photo-shoots require some serious brainstorming. I know many photographers that go through Pinterest for example and see what theme would be the best for […]

Cucumber Radish Salad

Cucumber Radish Salad

Cucumber Radish Salad

I love salads, especially this Cucumber Radish Salad. I eat them every single day with my main meal or on its own.

That being said, I do not know if this ever happens to you, but I crave salads.

I literally crave a bowl of greens drizzled with vinaigrette.

We rarely use store-bought dressing, but if I use it, then most likely it is Ranch or Thousand Island dressing.

CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE SALAD Recipe

Well, sometimes I like to experiment and get something else. However, I always come back to the homemade vinaigrette- lemon, olive oil, herbs and a dash of salt to taste.

What dressing do you like?

Cucumber Radish Salad

I really hope you guys like this one, because I just love fresh and refreshing salads like this.

In addition, summer season is around the corner and this will just make your body ready for the beach.

I know, just a mention of the beach makes me cringe. This past week I hit the first goal regarding my fitness journey.

I understand that some of you walk even more, or run, but for me, this was a goal that I was looking forward to finally accomplish.

Recipe

Small steps, small goals until you are ready to set a bigger one. So, I hit 100K steps in a week. I was so freaking happy!

I decided to be on that goal for this week as well, and slowly increase it in April.

While I am talking about the fitness journey let me say that I have been on 4 days water fast and that was one amazing experience. I felt like I got that body RESET what I was looking forward to.

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In those 4 days, I have lost 11 pounds, which was remarkable.

I only had water and hot tea to help with hunger cramps, but other than that I felt fantastic.

Also, I decided to do that one time a month and just cleanse, and detox my body and connect with myself just a bit more. Since doing Keto my life changed.

I did for 6 months then slowly started every other day introducing other foods such as fruit and vegetables. I realized that dairy milk does not agree with.

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Also, I do not use regular sugar at all. I do not eat potatoes every day, peas or bananas but on days when I crave it.

We eat salads, like this Cucumber Radish Salad, and all kinds of other foods in moderation.

You would think that I consume it daily but I do not simple beause I crave vegetables too.

Regarding pasta, I try to eat gluten free also on days when I crave it. It is not on regular bases so I do not deprive myself. I walk daily si those burn pretty soon.

Cucumber Radish Salad

Let’s talk…

Tell me your journey… weight-loss story? What do you do to keep yourself in shape? Do you wish to start the weight-loss journey just to feel better?

Do you need motivation, healthy recipes or perhaps guidance on how to start, and what to do?

Well, I would love to help. please leave a comment and let’s talk about it. It can be totally ANONYMOUS.

MY AMAZON STORE…

Let me just be clear here for a second, I am not a skinny girl I never was and I never will be.

See, I do have curves that I finally love and appreciate. To be honest, I am healthy, I feel great and have a balance in my life.

I feel so much better when I am eating clean at least four times a week. However, at the same time, I like eating other foods sometimes.

Well, I love food, and I love cooking as you can tell. I try to exercise 5 days a week, to keep myself in the healthy weight and I actually feel fantastic.

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Anyhow, please let me know if you want any recipes (made easy) that will support your diet, or clean up your diet, some guidance what to do and how to start weight loss journey, etc.

Let us just talk about it and motivate each other. It does not matter how old you are; we can always inspire and motivate one another, right?

I am not an expert at all, but I am a woman who went through so many ups and downs and I know what works for me.

That being said, without taking a step forward, moving my butt, and finding food that is working for my body I would not lose even one pound. In fact, I would gain weight.

It is a reality and that is the truth. There is no magic pill, you guys… Please, share with me!

If you make my Cucumber Radish Salad, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking

Cucumber Radish Salad
Yield: Serves 2

Cucumber Radish Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

I love salads, and I eat them every single day with my main meal or on its own. I don’t know if this ever happens to you, but I crave salads and this one is definitely a winner.

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber medium size
  • 6-7 Radish sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 Red onion
  • Pinch of salt to taste
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 2-3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp. Vinegar add more if you like it sour
  • Juice from 1/2 ripe lemon about 1 tbsp.
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar *optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. You can slice thinly cucumber, radish, and onion, or use Spiralizer to slice the vegetables.
  2. Mix it together and add a generous amount of salt just to taste.
  3. In the jar add all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and mix it well to combine.
  4. Using spoon, drizzle vinaigrette all over the salad. You do not have to add every drop vinaigrette just add a couple of tablespoons and serve on the side if you need to add more.
  5. Serve immediately as it is or with any type of protein; fish, steak, burgers, chicken, tofu, etc.

Notes

You can use fennel, leeks or shallots with cucumber and radish. Perfect combo!

This Vinaigrette works for me personally, but you can add more or less to please your taste buds.

How to get most out of the lemon? Before slicing the lemon in half, roll the lemon on the countertop, applying a bit of pressure, then cut in half.


Salad with Chipotle Grilled Watermelon

Salad with Chipotle Grilled Watermelon

This week I was asked to make a wacky grilled recipe using Mazola Corn Oil and I was thinking hard on this one, but everything I tried making was not wacky enough. So I turned to the Mazola website and found a recipe for spicy […]