Salads

Endive and Radish Salad with Parsley Lemon Dressing

February 20, 2012 Salads

This salad is somewhat of a palate cleanser that pairs well with heavy dishes. It has bright, crisp flavors that cut through rich, buttery mains.  The idea for an endive salad came from Discover Endive who sent me a Valentine’s Day bouquet of colorful endives (love that this bouquet was both beautiful and edible!). Endive [...]

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Game Day Eats

February 2, 2012 Salads

Maybe you’re hosting this year. Or maybe you’re a guest. Either way, you’ll need sustenance to get you through Super Bowl Sunday. It is like six hours long, after all. Allow me to help with your game day menu. First, start with something light to wake up the palate and tantalize the tummy. Something like [...]

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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

January 13, 2012 Salads

Grapefruit is currently in season and I couldn’t be happier about it. There’s something warm and bright about citrus in the winter, no? It almost makes you forget about the freezing, icy air outside.  About a week ago,  I got a sudden craving, picked up a bag of juicy, ruby reds and ploughed through them [...]

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Chopped Pear and Watercress Salad with Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Walnuts

October 2, 2011 Fall

  Ok, so this is my last post for a little while (I’m getting married on Saturday!). So I wanted it to be a good one. Something tasty and healthy. And seasonal. Did you know pears are in season right now? You can make this salad with any kind of lettuce you like. I use [...]

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Wheatberry and Tomato Basil Salad

August 24, 2011 Salads

I apologize for my infrequent posts of late. I’m afraid things are going to be this way for a touch longer, just another month or so. I beg your patience. I’ll still be posting regularly, just a bit less often. Blame it on the wedding, I find myself doing that for everything these days. Now, [...]

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Orange Israeli Couscous with Mache and White Beans

August 13, 2011 Salads

One of my favorite things about cooking is taking seemingly incongruous ingredients and combining them to discover that they work together perfectly. On some level it makes sense that if you like foods separately, you’ll like them together, but it’s pretty amazing how often it just doesn’t work- ketchup and ice cream anyone? Actually, that [...]

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Pan Seared Sea Scallop Salad with Cilantro Dressing

August 9, 2011 Fish

Sea scallops are one of those foods I used to avoid making because they seemed…I don’t know…elitist? They’re sophisticated and delicate and so intimidating. I’m terrified of turning them to rubber in the pan, so I usually only go for them at restaurants. But the other night, after one too many of these, my confidence [...]

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Greek Lentil Salad

July 18, 2011 Salads

  Lately, I’ve been riding my bike to and from work everyday. It’s great exercise, but it’s hard to ride with a packed lunch- unless that lunch is light. In the summer, I like cool salads like this tangy lentil salad. It’s filling yet light and is an absolute cinch to travel with. You could [...]

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Black and Pinto Bean Salad with Lime and Cilantro Dressing

June 7, 2011 Lunch

Let’s lighten things up a bit, shall we?   After back to back posts of sugary cocktails and fudgy cookies, I think we need something healthy and refreshing. A light, bright bean salad sounds perfect. And it’s ideal for summer picnics and potlucks. Ingredients: 1 can of black beans, drained 1 can of pinto beans, [...]

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Lightning Quick Pickled Purple Cabbage

May 18, 2011 Salads

I love pickled veggies, especially purple cabbage which is a staple in our house. We put it on everything from salad to tacos to soup. The texture adds a nice crunch to a dish and the vinegar gives it bite. Not to mention roughage. Too much? I’m not big on canning, so I make this [...]

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