Working Lunch

October 7, 2011 in Small Bites and Salads     3 comments

This is where the magic happens!

Of course, I’d love to say this is NOT normal and the generally my desk is much tidier.

But that would be a lie!

I love greens and so even though I was craving something terrible and carby and bad for me for lunch, this salad totally hit the spot!

The trick is to add fun, yummy stuff and not just the old faitful salad mixers.

Yesterday we had:

Organic Spring Mix

Applegate Farms Feta and Spinach Sausage

Artichoke Hearts

Heirloom Tomatoes

Organic Goat Cheese

Braggs Dressing

What are some of your favorite, random salad toppings?!


August 29, 2011 in Small Bites and Salads     3 comments

This weekend I was thrilled to reintroduce myself to fresh pico!

I have not made it in what seems like forever.

Probably since I don’t eat chips, or maybe because we didn’t grow our own tomatoes this year.

Either way, it has been way too long.


6 medium Heirloom tomatoes (I had red, yellow and orange, so pretty!)

1/2 organic onion finely diced

1 large jalapeno deseeded and finely chopped (It was very mild and fine for kids. For more kick add another jalapeno)

Lots and lots of organic cilantro

Generous sprinkle of sea salt

Juice of two limes

We ate if for dinner with steak and for breakfast over eggs. Delish!

Funny how I used to think I needed a chip as a vehicle for foods like pico and now I realize a fork works just fine!!

Last Saturday at the Farmer’s Market, Renee had the most delicious figs and I could not resist buying a pound to munch on.

(Photo by Avery)

We ate a bunch of them right that moment, but that night I decided to spruce them up a bit!

Baked Figs

• Figs

• Goat cheese


• Honey

Cut figs in half, apply goat cheese,  sprinkle a little EVOO on top, bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey.  (We added a sprinkle of cayenne pepper at the end, which was really good!)

I could have made them more photogenic, but we were ready to dive in and I could not be bothered to apply the goat cheese in a more photogenic manner!

On the other hand, don’t you think Shane makes an excellent hand model?!