• Healthy Salads and Sides

    Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad

    So the other day I was at the grocery store – surprise surprise – and I started craving something fresh. Now this IS a surprise! Usually, I crave carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Yes – I buy the good stuff. But if I was really buying to my cravings, my purchases would most often consist of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, and french bread. Yes, indeed – I do love me some carbs. Anyway, I must have been low on vitamin C or vitamin K or something – because all I really wanted was a whole bunch of tomatoes! Like who am I? So I got thinking –…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides

    Chickpea Feta Salad

    When I was in Israel, I cannot even explain how many chickpeas I must have consumed. Obviously there was the hummus – which was absolutely incredible. I could eat it forever! But chickpeas were also used in all sorts of other dishes – salads, stews, sauces and more. One might think that I would have gotten sick of eating chickpeas while I was over there, but I feel as though the exact opposite happened! Now that I am home, I just want to eat more chickpeas! As I mentioned in my other post, Baked Chickpeas, chickpeas are such a great source of protein!  All our meals were Kosher while in…