The Friday Five (Summer Salad Edition)

June 6, 2014 by Ali

The Friday Five |

Happy Friday, friends!

I hope this finds each of you well and enjoying the start to a lovely June weekend wherever life may find you. As of late last night, after 16 hours of traveling from El Salvador, I finally landed home sweet home in Kansas City. And after goinggoinggoing today to catch up on some things from the week, I am ready for a weekend full of some good time catching up with friends and some extra siestas to catch up on my zzz’s.

Without a doubt, my time in El Salvador was good. Like, deeply good. I met some of the most extraordinary people brought back so many stories that I can’t wait to share with you all soon. But I also brought back a bunch of questions, challenges, and some fresh heartache — as usually happens whenever you spend time in any sort of developing country. Lots to think through and process with friends.

But bottom line, it’s good to be home. And since I returned home to hot June days here in Kansas City, I thought it would only be appropriate to share a roundup of amazing summer salads from some of my blogging friends. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by them as much as I am. And that together we can all be sure to remember to give thanks for this amazing gift of food that we are able to enjoy. This week has reminded me yet again, lest I ever forget, what an incredible gift it really is.

Be well this weekend, everyone. :)

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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8 thoughts on “The Friday Five (Summer Salad Edition)

  1. Perfect salad collection! :) I love the wholegrain section, can never have enough of those recipes on hand and I’m always looking for new inspiration.

    - Tina | Mademoiselle Gourmande

  2. Just read all about your trip in your latest post – it sounds wonderful! Just like this roundup of salads! So many options to get me out of my salad rut!!

    - Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

  3. I heart salad season!!! Thank you for the orzo pasta shout out!! <3

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  4. Deliciously healthy. I LOVE IT!
    Looking forward to reading about your trip!

    - Kate @ Diethood

  5. I can’t wait to hear about your trip!!!

    - claire @ the realistic nutritionist

  6. There is a whole lot of salads going on here. Great round up!

    - Emily @ Life on Food

  7. Thanks for the share friend! So glad you’re back home. Anxious to hear about it all.

    - dana

  8. I am all about salads during the summer, what a great roundup!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)