• Asian Chicken Pasta Salad with Crispy Wontons by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Lunches,  Salads,  Side Dishes

    Asian Chicken Pasta Salad with Crispy Wontons

    I grew up right in the heart of the Twin Cities. That’s in Minnesota, don’t-chya-know?  Back in the day, before it was bought out by Macy’s, Dayton’s department store was a happening place to be.  There was a restaurant located inside this Dayton’s (which eventually became Marshall Field’s), and on occasion when my sister and I would spend the weekend with my grandparents, we’d take the city bus to downtown St. Paul, and have lunch at Dayton’s restaurant.  If we were really good, we got to go to the candy counter and pick out 1 or 2 suckers.  They had the best suckers.  They were rectangle shaped, and took forever to finish. Ahh, those…

  • Lentil Salad with Bacon| Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Gluten Free,  Grains, Rice, Pasta,  Salads

    Lentil Salad with Bacon

    It’s that time of year.  You know, when the days start to get warmer and out of nowhere an 80+ degree day pops in and dinner time rolls around and you’re like, “Um, no.  It’s not happening. I’m not cooking, uh-uh, no way, no how, it’s too hot. Bleh!”  Tell me I’m not the only one who feels that way on really warm days? I love salads and I have a ton of great recipes written down, but I’ve yet to feature any of them on the blog because my salads feature so many components I’m pretty sure y’all be like “She’s crazy, there is NO way I’m doing all that just for…

  • Apple Poppy Seed Coleslaw by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Gluten Free,  Salads,  Side Dishes,  Vegetables

    Apple-Poppy Seed Coleslaw

    With autumn fast approaching most blogger’s are already knee-deep in comfort food recipes, apple and pumpkin desserts and casseroles.  But not me. Nope.  We made it from MN to SC and it’s hot down here.  In fact, it’s still in the 90s, so summer is alive and well in my area and it’s not too late to squeeze out a few more recipes that one might associate with summer barbecue’s or cook-outs, like coleslaw. I planned to share my remaining summer-time recipes weeks ago, but the move proved to be more stressful than I ever could have imagined.   When we arrived at our new (rental) home in SC, we discovered it wasn’t…

  • Real Food Girl: Unmodified--Citrus Kale Couscous Salad
    Lunches,  Salads

    Citrus Kale Couscous Salad

    Today’s recipe is one of my all-time favorite deli-type salads. I typically enjoy this salad for lunch, or as part of a light dinner on those days where it’s too dang hot to turn on the oven.  It’s not heavy, doesn’t contain mayo, it’s fresh, bright, clean and delightful.  There are different textures going on in this salad so it’s not just soft, mushy, bland ingredients.  I believe you’re going to enjoy this.               I first tried this salad when I worked for a high-end gourmet grocery store.  During our training they gave us several deli salads to taste test.  Being the INFJ that I am, I…

  • From Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts Guest Post for Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Salads,  Side Dishes,  Vegetarian

    Real Food Girl Presents: From Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts

      Hiya my Food Hippies!  Today I’m featuring another guest blogger and this recipe comes just in time for you to start planning what you’re going to make for your Memorial Day cook-out.  It’s coming up you know.  A recipe for a Mexican Bean Salad comes to us from Kris over at From Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts. A big shout out to all of you Real Food Girl: Unmodified readers! I am Kris from Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts, and I am SO very excited to be over here on Real Food Girl: Unmodified with all of you! A little bit about myself: I am a former city girl, actually from same area as…

  • GMO-Free Tasty Taco Salad. Super flavorful taco meat made with organic grass fed beef, and fresh veggies! Perfect weeknight meal. Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    Tasty Taco Salads

    Just as I promised you in the Holy Guacamole post the other day, here is my taco salad recipe!  Hopefully you’re excited, because I am.  Just writing the post for this recipe has me in the mood for one.  This really was a tasty taco salad.  Bookmark this recipe, and click on the envelope to your left and email this recipe to your inbox and to some friends.  You’ll be glad you did, and your friends will thank you, too! Do you know what else makes this recipe special?  The fact that I’m posting this on The Stud Muffin and my 17th wedding anniversary.  Actually, we were married on Leap Day, so we…