Fall Salad with Molasses Balsamic Vinaigrette

This fall salad is loaded with seasonal fruits and topped with candied pecans and blue cheese. The rich molasses balsamic vinaigrette has a mild spice from cayenne pepper. 

 Fall Salad with Molasses Balsamic Vinaigrette | Fake Food Free 

I have the strangest pattern for salad cravings. For some reason throughout the end of the summer, despite all the light and refreshing produce, salads did not sound good at all. But all of a sudden fall hits and I’m ready for some leafy greens. 

Maybe it’s the seasonal fruits like grapes or the heavier toppings like blue cheese that make fall salads surprisingly comforting. That must be why my cravings have finally come around, especially since the temperatures dropped a bit today and the leaves are starting to fall. 


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Vegetable Party Appetizers

Get ready for the holiday season with these vegetable party appetizers! From walnut-stuffed tomatoes, to hot pepper jam and eggplant pâté, you’ll love these easy-to-make recipes using Mucci Farms produce.    There are few things more perfect to me than aisle after aisle, bin after bin, and row after row of fresh produce. It’s why you’ll… 

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Ginger and Black Peppercorn Hot Tea Recipe

This hot tea combines ginger and black peppercorns for a slightly spicy drink that will warm you up. A recipe I learned from friends while living in Brazil, it is a non-alcoholic twist on the Quentão we used to drink there during the winter.   During one of the Julys we spent in Brazil, I helped a… 

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Hanoi Grilled Chicken from The Banh Mi Handbook

From the Vietnamese bread and fillings to tangy pickled vegetables, you can create your own restaurant-style sandwich at home with the help of The Banh Mi Handbook and this Hanoi Grilled Chicken. I read about the Vietnamese Banh Mi long before I ever had the opportunity to take my first bite. I knew about the… 

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5 Favorite Lemon Recipes

  Our backyard is currently filled with the intoxicating aroma of citrus blossoms. It’s the part of the citrus growing process that is second only to the lemons and oranges that come several weeks later. That scent has the power to take you from a bad to a good mood in one swift sniff. While… 

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Olive Stuffed Mushrooms Marinara Recipe

This recipe uses a gluten-free filling made with olives and almond meal. White button mushroom caps are stuffed with the filling, covered in an easy marinara and baked until tender.  Almond meal is my new bread crumb. I sprinkle it on as a topping, coat fish and chicken with it, and use it to make… 

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