Pear Blue Cheese Walnut Salad

Friends, this salad is a copy-cat recipe of a delightful salad we enjoyed at Cafe Galleria in Midway. It is the perfect, light, flavorful, interesting salad that I love for Spring. #Whole food. 

1 head of Romaine lettuce, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pear, thinly sliced
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
2 ounces walnuts
3 Tbls. sugar
Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing (recipe follows)

1. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, pear, and blue cheese.
2. In a small skillet, melt 3 tablespoons sugar over medium heat.
3. Add walnuts and stir to coat. Immediately remove from heat and transfer to plate to cool.
4. Add walnuts and toss with Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing.


1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup organic milk
3 Tbls. sugar
1 Tbls. apple cider vinegar

1. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, and vinegar.


GTU Kitchen--Rigatoni Bolognese

Before going on the air, I had a chance to chat with Michelle Money--former Bachelor Contestant. She asked me about my cookbooks and I asked her about The Bachelor. We both laughed about being on television, but not watching television.

 Nicea Degering and I--"Utah Valley Girls"

 Get a load of these retro tube televisions.

On today's show, I demonstrated how to make Rigatoni Bolognese. 


Mango Orange Smoothie

Mango Orange Strawberry Smoothie is packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is good for our mucus membranes and fighting cold and flu. Mango and Orange are bright, complementary flavors that make this smoothie a family favorite.

3 fresh oranges, squeezed
1 cup frozen or fresh mangoes (seeded and peeled)
1 cup frozen strawberrries
1 banana

1. Combine all ingredients in blender and puree.

Serves 4