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Clean Eating Endive Salad from Tiffany at The Gracious Pantry

"This salad is a fabulous reminder of how light and flavorful autumn and winter produce can be."

“This salad is a fabulous reminder of how light and flavorful autumn and winter produce can be.”

Even if Indian Summer lingers on, it’s nice to see apples crowding the markets again. Here’s a wonderful recipe to take advantage of fall and winter vegetables from Tiffany at The Gracious Pantry. As she describes it: an “explosion of flavor.” What more could you ask from a salad?

Click here for the full recipe.

Tiffany McCauley is a published cookbook author, recipe developer and food blogger. She publishes TheGraciousPantry.com, a blog for clean eating recipes as well as the soon-to-lauch recipe blog, UncomplicatedCooking.com.

Ants on a Log Makeover from Anne of Teach. Eat. Love.

Ants on a Log Makeover from Anne of Teach. Eat. Love.

Ants on a Log Makeover from Anne of Teach. Eat. Love.

Here’s a great recipe update from Anne of Teach. Eat. Love. that replaces celery with California endive in the classic “ants on a log” snack. The traditional filling of raisins and peanut butter also gets a sophisticated upgrade, as dried cranberries, apples and blue cheese take a starring turn. Try this with a nice glass of white wine for an elegant appetizer.

For the full recipe, click here.

About the blogger

I’m Anne: baker, teacher, canner, runner, novice quilter, dark chocolate lover, gardener, etsian, wife, and mama. My favorite time of day is dinner, when my family enjoys delicious food at the table together. My blog is Travel. Eat. Love.

Braised Endive from Adam of Amateur Gourmet

Braised Endive from Adam of Amateur Gourmet

Braised Endive from Adam of Amateur Gourmet

A cube of braised endive served on a cheese plate at The French Laundry inspired Adam Roberts to recreate what he had tasted at home. Better yet, he decided to prepare it for breakfast, served aside what he calls a “typical breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast.”

“The suprise is that (braised endive) is really easy to make at home,” Adam writes. With the help of a little butter, olive oil and heat (oh, and more butter), Adam transformed a few heads of endive into his morning side dish.

Did the braised endive play nice with the eggs and toast? Click here to find out and see if you dare to try endive for breakfast!

Adam Roberts started his blog Amateur Gourmet as a way to chronicle his journey into the culinary world and out of a career in law. Along the way he has published a cookbook, hosted “The FN Dish” on the Food Network website and written for some of the best known food sites and publications around. 

Sugar Snap Pea and Endive Salad from Cheri at Skinny Chick

Sugar Snap Pea and Endive Salad from Cheri at Skinny Chick

Sugar Snap Pea and Endive Salad from Cheri at Skinny Chick

Summer is officially here, bringing long hazy days spent trying to beat the heat. What could be more in order than a fuss-free meal that involves no cooking? Cheri from Skinny Chick has just the recipe. She offers this delightful salad featuring sugar snap peas, endive and a light vinaigrette. Oh, and don’t forget a gentle dusting of Parmesan cheese! Read the full recipe here.

About the blogger

Cheri Liefeld is a recipe developer, food writer and cooking instructor. She offers easy, healthy recipes for family meals, entertaining ideas and ideas for cooking with kids on her blogs Skinny Chick and Adventures in the Kitchen.

Endive Cashew Slaw + A Giveaway, from Rachael of La Fuji Mama

Endive Cashew Slaw + A Giveaway, from Rachael of La Fuji Mama

Endive Cashew Slaw + A Giveaway, from Rachael of La Fuji Mama

We can’t believe that our OnDiva campaign, started back in December 2011, is drawing to a close. We have been honored to partner with five spectacular food bloggers–Carolyn, Dara, Paula, Rachael and Winnie–to help spread the word about endive and all its versatile deliciousness. These talented culinary stars have tempted us with everything from California Endive and Homemade Boursin and Smoked Salmon to French Onion and Endive Soup with Pancetta to Kid-Friendly Ham and Cheese Endive Nachos. Of course there was a helpful tutorial on How to Grill Endive tying in beautifully to the Grilled Endive Caprese Salad.

Today, Rachael from La Fuji Mama, launches us tastefully into summer with her Asian-inspired Endive Cashew Slaw. What’s more, she’s giving away a shipment of freshly packed California Endive so that you can try any one of these amazing recipes yourself. Read the full post and recipe here and enter to win!

Stay tuned for our recipe round-up featuring links to all of the OnDiva inspiration from the last six months!

Grilled Endive Caprese Salad from Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen

Grilled Endive Caprese Salad from Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen

Grilled Endive Caprese Salad from Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen

In her final post as one of our beloved OnDivas, Winne from Healthy Green Kitchen proves that California endive feels at home in summery dishes. Her take on the classic Caprese salad will have you firing up the grill to add some smoky endive (and loving it)!

For the full recipe, visit Healthy Green Kitchen. Then check out all of Winnie’s endive posts!

Thank you, Winnie, for all of your endive inspiration! (You can continue to find Winnie at her blog, on Twitter and Facebook.)

E is for Eat, and Some New Endive Recipes from Jaymee Sire

We recently discovered a new (to us) food blogger creating some amazing dishes with California endive. Even more fun, now we get to share her blog, E is for Eat, and endive recipes with you!

Tuna Salad in Endive Boats, from Jaymee of "E is for Eat"

Tuna Salad in Endive Boats, from Jaymee of “E is for Eat”

First up: beat the heat this Memorial Day (and all summer long) by whipping up Tuna Salad in Endive Boats. No cooking, barely any clean-up…what could be easier? And that’s not all. Read more of Jaymee’s ideas for filling endive boats here. Then stay tuned, because we’ll have more links to her fabulous endive recipes coming up!

Jaymee Sire is an Emmy-award winning sports reporter, anchor and host at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area in San Francisco. When she isn’t covering a sporting event, her true passion is food…whether it’s eating out or cooking at home. She writes a blog called E is for Eat, posting alphabet-themed recipes and restaurant reviews several times per week. Be sure to follow Jaymee on Twitter and E is for Eat on Facebook.

Turkey Taco Endive Boats from Carolyn at All Day I Dream About Food

Turkey Taco Endive Boats from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food

Turkey Taco Endive Boats from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food

Carolyn echoes every mother’s frustration: how can I please all of my kids all of the (dinner) time? Then a lightbulb went off and she presented a family favorite–Turkey Tacos–with a twist: endive leaves in place of taco shells.

Want to know how she scored with her kids? Read more here to find out!

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