We had a friend over for dinner the other night. He was going to bring the side. I was cool with that, but he text that he was still at work and didn’t do anything for the side. I told him not to worry, I’d come up with something. Since we were grilling chicken, I thought a summery salad would be nice. I started digging through the pantry and realized I could make an awesome pasta salad. Yeah, I know, my pantry has things in it most people’s don’t, but hey, it’s all in there for moments like these! Continue reading
It’s been warm in Chicago this last week. Warm weather makes me crave salad! Nothing is better than a delicious salad in the evening after a warm walk home from the train. Not only does it make me feel like I am being healthy but it is delicious. What makes me feel healthier is making my own dressing — knowing exactly what is in it. This sesame Asian vinaigrette is one of my favorites to make. It is so flavorful.
Years ago my friend shared her mom’s recipe for chimichurri. I was obsessed with this Argentine sauce. You can put it on any meat. Even better on grilled meat in the summertime. Since I don’t have a grill, I had to find a way to make this at home. I chose chicken thighs to enjoy this with.