It’s been a while. A seven months kinda while. But. I’m feeling inspired again!

Since I last saw you my city girl life has found me in the Richmond countryside. Quite the change wouldn’t you say? πŸ˜‰


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A change that has not only been wonderful for so many reasons, but also one that has sparked a resurgence of my kitchen inspiration!Β  Something about those long range views and clean fresh air really makes cooking that much more enjoyable πŸ™‚

And since it’s summer. And since I love (1) an easy recipe (2) Chobani Greek yogurt and (3) a lightened up and refreshing dish that still tastes delicious. I knew that this would be the one to share with you.

This broccoli salad came as a request. The exact request of “a crunchy broccoli salad” … lots of direction there, huh? So I decided to get some ingredients together and see if I was up for the challenge!

Chobani crunch broccoli salad

The result. All the thumbs up. All of them. This broccoli salad has the fun twist of crunchy sunflower seeds and tangy lemon, topped off with that sharp taste of cheddar that I’m not sure anyone could turn down. Except my sister. She could. But she hates cheese. A concept that after 26 years I am yet to understand…

But I digress.

This broccoli salad would be a delicious addition to any meal. Or the perfect side dish to bring a warm weather get together. Heck, it’s even great just for an after work snack, trust me on that πŸ™‚

And the best part. It only takes 5 minutes to throw together.

So with that. Enjoy!




  1. Yayyy! Was so excited to see your post! Glad life is going well. This sounds divine. I’m not a mayo girl at all though- think I could use all chobani?/

    • CookinfanaticNo Gravatar

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ And yes, I think you could go all Cho if you wanted, add some more lemon to the dressing and maybe use the 2% for a bit more flavor. Hope you are doing well!

  2. So glad to see you pop back up on my reader. These changes sound very exciting, so happy for you! I love broccoli salad so much, so I will definitely be trying this soon.

    • CookinfanaticNo Gravatar

      Thank you, so good to hear from you!!! I hope you are doing wonderfully and if you make the salad that you enjoy πŸ™‚

  3. My favorite food blogger is back!

  4. Yay! You’re back! πŸ™‚

    A country boy and his pup?! I want to hear more details!!

    • CookinfanaticNo Gravatar

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ And yep, traded those city shoes for some cowboy boots, or something like that πŸ˜› More to come!

  5. Great to see you blogging again, and hope you keep it up! Also, I’m glad you’re enjoying being a country dweller and am looking forward to how you integrate that into recipes.

    • CookinfanaticNo Gravatar

      Thanks, I’m happy to be back too! We shall see how the country shapes my future recipes and posts, I’m looking forward to it πŸ™‚

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