Kale & Quinoa Strawberry Salad

Kale & Quinoa Strawberry Salad

I'll be the first to admit--I'm typically not the biggest fan of kale. I'll eat it, but generally when used in other dishes, I find it to be overly bitter. Thanks to a class I was taking, that's when I found a great way to make kale much more enjoyable: marinating in sherry vinegar.
Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad with Candied Pecans

Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad with Candied Pecans

Here’s a great recipe I came up with the other day. Now I’m typically not a massive pesto lover, but I’ve really been craving pasta salad lately and thought this could be a great idea. Turns out I was on to something.. The pesto serves as a great base to compliment the canvas of pasta and nuttiness of the cheese. On top of everything else, the candied pecans will give your pasta an awesome extra crunch and flavor.