Salads

Strawberry Kale Salad | gimmesomeoven.com #vegetarian #glutenfree

Strawberry Kale Salad

This weekend, I spent the most lovely morning in the garden. But not just any garden. I actually joined a bunch of my fellow CSA members to pay a visit to the enormous urban garden where my summer produce is being grown.  And it was pretty much the coolest...

5 Ingredient Pasta Salad Recipe -- super quick and easy, super flavorful, and SUPER good! | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Pasta Salad

One of my favorite things about my book club is how we rotate houses each month.  I love — like, love — getting to spend time in my friends’ homes! I love getting to have a context for where they spend their days and nights.  I love getting to check...

Kale Cranberry Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

In honor of my month of healthy eating on the blog, I of course felt obligated to throw a token bunch of kale into my cart at the grocery store.  No arm twisting necessary — kale is one of my favorite greens, and still seems to be oh-so-trendy at...

Brain Power Salad (Spinach Salad with Salmon, Avocado and Blueberries) | gimmesomeoven.com

Brain Power Salad (Spinach Salad with Salmon, Avocado and Blueberries)

I’m back with another brain power recipe!  And yes, it’s was inspired by my brain power smoothie.  Ok ok, actually I had leftover ingredients and needed to make lunch.  :) But lo and behold, all of the smoothie ingredients translated perfectly into a quick and easy salad, especially when paired...

Skinny Taco Salad Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Skinny Taco Salad

Apparently I’ve had tacos on the brain lately. After making a batch of this Skinny Slow Cooker Taco Soup last weekend, I decided to use the leftover ingredients to make this Skinny Taco Salad.  Then on Monday, I had tacos for lunch from my favorite neighborhood burrito bar and...

Greek Salad with Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette | gimmesomeoven.com

Greek Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer may be over, but I am still in summer salad mode.  All I seem to want to eat lately are salads, salads, and more salads!  Most of our tasty summer fruits and veggies have already past their prime, but the final round of lettuce and tomatoes are still...

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas | gimmesomeoven.com

Currently Craving: Pineapple

Hey everyone!  I’m starting a new little series on Gimme Some Oven which will (hopefully) hit the web each weekend called “Currently Craving”. I had been thinking it would be fun to have a foodie version of the “Currently” series which I occasionally post on Gimme Some Life.  And,...

Grilled Pineapple, Chicken & Avocado Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

Grilled Pineapple, Chicken and Avocado Salad

This Grilled Pineapple, Chicken & Avocado Salad post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. A few weeks ago, I arrived home from the most wonderful trip to California with a suitcase brimming with…….avocados.  Loads of creamy, delicious, California avocados.  (One of which I picked!!) Needless to say, all of these...

Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Buffalo Chicken Salad

I am nearing the end of my first full week at home in…well…weeks.  And it has been wonderful. Without a doubt, getting to spend the majority of the summer on the road traveling to various places has been a complete privilege and a blast.  After being in a job...

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing | gimmesomeoven.com

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Toto, I think we’re back in Kansas City now.  But if I eat this Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad, I just might be able to pretend like I’m still in California at the Big Traveling Potluck! That’s right.  This past weekend, I traveled to beautiful So-Cal to spend the weekend with about...

Lighter Chinese Chicken Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

Lighter Chinese Chicken Salad

I always get a little pit in my stomach whenever one of those dramatic restaurant exposes comes up online or on the news.  You know what I’m talking about.  A picture of a beautiful green salad or light sandwich is shown, but then the announcer comes on with his...

Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Chopped Salad

Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Chopped Salad

Sometimes the best salads come as a bit of a surprise. A few weeks ago when I traveled to small-town Kansas for my friend Monica’s wedding, I ended up getting there early in the morning with the other members of our old college band so that we could rehearse...