Chicken and Aspargus Salad


This is the perfect busy week night meal – it literally takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. The recipe is from Patricia Wells Salad as a Meal with a few minor modifications. I poached my chicken on the weekend, but rotisserie chicken will work too.


  • 2 c shredded chicken 
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 6 spring or green onions sliced thin
  • 2 TBSP rice wine vinegar
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Black sesame seeds

Bring a pot or salts water to a boil and steam the asparagus for 2 – 4 min depending on how thick the are.

Combine roce vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil in a jar, shake to combine.

In a bowl toss the aspargus with a little dressing, divide amount plates.

Toss chicken in the bowl and combine with a little dressing, divide amoung plates.

Top with onions and sesame seeds.

Serves 2 – 4.


Pepperoni Pizza with Spring Onions and Garlic Scapes


We had some amazing pepperoni come in our Mantry box (I need to get more now) this is the pizza I came up with to honor it choke full of spring goodness.


  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bag 4 cheese blend of white cheese  Trader Joe’s 
  • Thick slices pepperoni or regular 
  • 4 garlic scapes sliced thin
  • 4 spring onions sliced thin
  • 1/4 c mozzarella cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 500 with baking steel or pizza stone inside.

Roll out dough. Drizzle with olive oil, tops with garlic scapes, 4 cheese blend, pepperoni, onions and mozzarella.

Bake 5 – 8 minutes until crust is crispy and cheese is starting to brown.

Serves 4.