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Every House Needs a Dressing: Here’s Mine + Salad

Every Summer, my Aunt finds a white wine that she loves, at a reasonable price point, buys a case, and serves it all season. She calls it her “house white wine.” She does the same with a red in the Winter. “House” offerings are standards. They are those reliable libations and recipes upon which one can always count. I feel the same way about my house dressing. I avoid bottled dressings because I’m not looking for reasons to add sugar to my diet. This Champagne Vinaigrette is simple, tangy and a delightful addition to mixed green salads, pasta salads and more. It goes especially well on this Chicken, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad. I hope you like it.

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Poaching + Green Apple Chicken Salad

Things are about to get really interesting around here. This weekend, I am moving my portable electric burner, refrigerator, and work table into the living room. Yes – the living room. Demolition is about to begin on our home renovation, the result of which will include a brand new kitchen (!!). Until then, I will continue my quest to stir up healthy eats at home in, shall we say, less than inspiring circumstances.

Take this Green Apple Chicken Salad for example. Once I poached the chicken, it came together so quickly – crunchy, tart, nutty goodness. If I can still do anything in my makeshift kitchen, it’s poach chicken. To learn how to poach chicken and get more links to recipes for salad with poached chicken, read more…

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