Fall Fest Fall Salad: Black-Eyed Pea Salad over Arugula

I have been working on some new fall salad recipes for upcoming television cooking segments this month. I was in the mood for a Black-Eyed Pea Salad and trying to increase the fiber in my kid’s diets. This recipe starts with a simple lime and chipotle vinaigrette combined with the black-eyed pea and black bean mixture. The mixture is served over peppery arugula which makes a fresh, flavorful and light salad. This is a great starter salad, but it would also be wonderful as a main dish topped with grilled or cooked chicken, shrimp, turkey or steak. This recipe is also a part of “Fall Fest” which is a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross blog recipe swap from various food blogs. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Garden and Deb Puchalla of The Food Network. The theme this week is “fall salads” so I hope you enjoy this one.


For Strawberry Month: Strawberry Limeade

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I featured this recipe on my blog last year, but since I have so many new subscribers I thought I would bring it back one more time. Strawberry Limeade is just in time for the season of freshest strawberries. It’s only 2 ingredients, and it’s┬áso easy to prepare. My kids beg me to make it year-round, and if I can’t find fresh strawberries, I purchase frozen. These already-sliced strawberries from Dole are my favorite.