Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

I don’t remember what I was searching for when I ran across the Crystal Farms website recipes.  I was charmed that everything had cheese, until I realized it was a cheese website!  Duh.  But I am a huge fan of wild rice and this salad was something I’d never seen.  It was mostly vegetables and wild rice, and very few carbs.  The recipe was from the Minnesota Wild Rice Council, and I always make sure my wild rice is from Minnesota. Continue reading

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Broccoli, Ham and Fritos Salad

Broccoli, Ham and Fritos Salad

Broccoli, Ham and Fritos Salad

This recipe came about because I saw a picture of a broccoli salad that I thought had Fritos in it.  When I finally bought broccoli and Fritos, I looked at my saved recipe and laughed.  They weren’t Fritos, they were pieces of mandarin oranges!  I should get my eyes checked, eh?  Or read recipes before shopping!  Well poo, I thought that  Fritos would be a good combo and further wanted to add diced ham to make it a meal.   New recipe coming up! Continue reading

Anti-pasta Antipasto

Anti-pasta Antipasto

Anti-pasta Antipasto

We recently received an antipasto dish from our daughter, Emily, that was awesome.  I don’t use that word often but this salad was truly that awesome.  She called it Anti-pasta Antipasto because the noodles she used weren’t actually noodles.  They were zucchini noodles, often called “zoodles”.  I was almost fooled; their texture after being marinated was very similar to pasta noodles.  I begged Emily for the recipe. Continue reading