• Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides

    Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad

    Prepare yourself – this Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad is about to blow your socks off! What is the Northstar Cafe? Northstar Cafe is a local Columbus restaurant chain (5 locations) that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – Northstar puts an emphasis on locally grown, organic, and artisan produced foods as well as sustainability. The food they make is incredibly fresh, creative, and delicious. And more importantly, their Village Salad is UNREAL! What makes the Northstar Cafe Village Salad so special? This salad is LOADED with delicious toppings that, quite honestly, I NEVER would have thought to put together! Roasted chicken, dates, avocado, chickpeas, kidney beans, onions, goat cheese, AND…

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    Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad

    I have fallen in LOVE with this salad! Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats’ cheese, and crunchy almonds – a classic combination. But what makes this Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad unique? THE DRESSING! This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese recipe uses an incredibly delicious sesame seed dressing that I was introduced to by my dearest sister-in-law Jess! I love salad dressing as much as the next person – duh. But often its not worth the calorie count for me. So many delicious dressings are extremely heavy and full of saturated fats. Sure, your salad may start out healthy – but once you glob on 300 calories¬† of creamy caesar, you…

  • Creamy, rich goats' cheese, perfectly balanced by zesty marinara - this TWO-ingredient Baked Goat Cheese Marinara Dip is equally easy and impressive! | NOMaste Kitchen

    Baked Goat Cheese Marinara Dip

    This Baked Goat Cheese Marinara Dip is 100% the easiest appetizer you will EVER MAKE! Its literally TWO INGREDIENTS! Goats’ Cheese… and Marinara. CRAZY. I KNOW. Having said that – you will be awed by how delicious it tastes and impressive it looks. I don’t know about you all – but I am definitely a Type A personality. I like having a plan. I like knowing what is happening when, making lists, checking items off as I go – all the good stuff. That’s why I find it extremely frustrating when I run OUT of time unexpectedly. Just last weekend, we had plans to go to a friend’s for dinner…