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Protein Packed Grain Salad

Grain Salad

I’m back! Back from my 2 week vacation (1 week in England and 1 week in Italy) I ate some amazing food, some of it healthy, and some not so. I will share some photos form my trip in an upcoming post.

Eating cherries from the tree growing on the property where we were staying was absolutely incredible. Hands down the best cherries I have ever had. Waking up every morning and picking a lemon right off one of the three lemon trees right outside the kitchen for my lemon water was something I am going to miss dearly. Now I need to think about paying 1$ for 3 lemons at the market here.

I am glad to be back home and excited to get back to creating new and delicious recipes in my kitchen, ( the reason I started Health is Happiness in the first place.)

Before I share any new creations, here is a protein packed grain salad that I made a few times while working on the 30 day challenge. It is quick to make and incredibly delicious. Continue reading


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Roasted Baby Potato and Green Bean Salad Recipe

Another recipe made with seasonal local ingredients. It’s that time of year. Baby potatoes are starting to show up at the market and green beans are everywhere.

This salad recipe was inspired by 2 separate recipes that I love both from Jamie Oliver’s television and book Jamie at Home.  One is a bean salad and the other a potato salad.  They are both incredible and guaranteed to please you and any guest you serve them too. For those of you who have never seen the show, I highly recommend checking it out.  Highly entertaining and inspiring. Jamie cooks in different areas of his home and, walks around his garden, using fresh homegrown ingredients in his dishes. Continue reading

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