Italian Salad with Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Homemade Balsamic Dressing | 5DollarDinners.com

I love me some balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It's a RARE occasion that I don't order it with a salad when out for dinner. And I LOVE to make it at home for my lunch salads. {More on my recent 'saladforlunch-atarian' confession.} I think balsamic vinaigrette 'goes' on just about any salad, but it's especially delicious on this Italian inspired salad. Toss this gluten free … [Read more...]

BLT Salad

BLT Salad Recipe

So. I'm a 'saladforlunch-atarian.' I eat salads for lunch almost every day. 6.5 times a week. And the day that I don't have salad, I have bowl of black bean or vegetable soup. Really, just to keep from being burnt out on salads for lunch. I usually throw 2 to 3 veggies on top, depending on what's in the fridge from the sales that week. I sometimes add protein on top - in … [Read more...]

Hatch Pineapple Cornbread

Hatch Pineapple Cornbread Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

Sweet. Spicy. Sweet. Spicy. I love recipes combine the sweet and spicy flavors from different ingredients. And who doesn't love a good cornbread recipe...especially one that's been doctored up with the sweet and spicy flavors! Here's a from-scratch cornbread that highlights the sweet from pineapple and the spicy from hatch chilies. Ooooh-la-la-la-la-la! Taste bud … [Read more...]

Winter Cobb Salad

Winter Cobb Salad

Cobb Salads. When I think of a Cobb Salad, I think salad on steroids. A salad with not enough greens and too many kinds of meat. Maybe that's because I generally get a Cobb salad when I'm traveling or out for dinner...but I can never finish them...they are just too much. So I've lightened things up a bit from a 'traditional' Cobb salad with this one. It's got 5 … [Read more...]

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetable Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

5 Ingredients. (If you don't count salt and pepper.) Seriously, just 5. Sweet potatoes. Parnsips. Carrots. Olive oil. Fresh rosemary. Boom. 5 ingredients. So, this is totally delicious. Totally and ridiculously delicious. So much so that I made it two nights in a row, and again for lunch a few days later. (Partly to use up the extra parsnips I had on … [Read more...]