Salads

Easy Balsamic Reduction

Easy Balsamic Reduction

I love vinegar so much. Balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar. . . . Each of them are so good. I even almost named this blog after vinegar. Vinegar is amazing, but somehow this balsamic reduction is even better. Reducing vinegar takes what […]

Tangy Tzatziki Sauce

Tangy Tzatziki Sauce

Have you ever had a gyro? If so, you’ve probably tried tzatziki sauce. This sauce (pronounced with a silent first t) is a gorgeously fresh combination of yogurt, cucumbers, and dill. It’s creamy and cool, but with a little zip from the lemon juice and […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

Roasted Beet Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

I wasn’t originally a fan of beets. Let’s just say they’ve grown on me. Especially since eating this gorgeous roasted beet salad. Beet salad might not seem like something you’d love to eat, but this roasted beet salad with honey lemon dressing is. The leafy […]

Basil-Mint Citrus Salad

Basil-Mint Citrus Salad

Most salad ingredients may not be in season, but citrus fruits are bountiful and extra sweet at this time of year. This winter citrus salad is the perfect plate to chase away any blues. I call it a winter salad, but a basil-mint citrus salad […]

Harvest Chicken Salad

Harvest Chicken Salad

I’m back! Sorry for the break, but it’s amazing what a trip to Disneyland and a work-intensive Halloween costume can do to derail a blog. Luckily, we ate well enough that I didn’t miss Buttery Basics too much! But after that Disneyland trip, I could […]

Fresh Bok Choy Salad

Fresh Bok Choy Salad

Before you balk at this bok choy salad, you should know that I am not a salad person, and I don’t really trust the people who say they are. Most salads are kind of sad; a handful of wilted lettuce covering a few limp slices […]

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Strawberry Chicken Salad

I really do love making this strawberry chicken salad. I remember my mom picking the first (ugly, but delicious) strawberries from our garden, and assembling this salad. Assembling, because it doesn’t even really count as cooking; this salad takes some tasty things, and makes something […]

Tangy Summer Salad

Tangy Summer Salad

I never really feel like summer’s arrived until I make this tangy summer salad. It’s fresh and sweet, with a little tang of vinegar. I understand that not everyone loves vinegar, but the great thing about this salad is that it can be reeking with […]