Salads

Lemon Pepper Asparagus Salad

May 6, 2011 Salads

I’m kind of fixated on this dish as of late. Isn’t spring a lovely time for asparagus? I made a hearty Italian meal the other night and wanted a little something green to serve with it. A cold asparagus salad sounded perfect. Something simple and easy of course. I’ve noticed a few other asparagus recipes [...]

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Charoset

April 23, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

This time of year it’s all chocolate bunnies and jelly beans everywhere you turn. And though I’m a big fan of all things candy and sugar, I simply couldn’t conjure the appetite or insulin production required to feature an intoxicatingly sweet recipe that you might’ve come to expect this time of year. Just when I [...]

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Lemony Pan Fried Chickpeas

January 17, 2011 Dinner

This is a recipe that my good friend, Jessica, gave me awhile back. I decided to put my own twist on it, based on the ingredients I had at home. It came in perfectly handy the other night when I was famished and had nothing in the house but a can of chick peas. How [...]

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Lemony Turnip Greens

November 5, 2010 Salads

I’m a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and his show No Reservations which provides me with oodles of culinary inspiration (and maybe just a pinch of jealousy-what an amazing gig, right?). Recently, my boyfriend and I watched the episode on Greece and I came away that evening with a notebook filled with cooking ideas. My [...]

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Crunchy Kale Salad

October 26, 2010 Salads

Admittedly, I practically ripped this recipe straight from 101cookbooks.com (with very few modifications). So please don’t think I’m this clever or inventive. I made it the other night to serve up with the pumpkin ravioli we had for dinner and it really hit the spot. This is a wonderful side dish for everyday meals or [...]

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Fresh Fig and Arugula Salad with Creamy Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans

September 17, 2010 Salads

In order to take advantage of the tail-end of fig season, I scooped up a delightful bunch of fresh figs at the supermarket (on sale) the other day and decided to put them to use in a light, simple salad. I wanted to play on flavors that would complement the sweetness and tenderness of the [...]

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Curry Cous Cous With Raisins

August 11, 2010 Salads

I concocted this little number after reading the recipe for a curry cous cous chicken salad in Women’s Health magazine. I opted to make mine veggie style, featuring similar ingredients. The recipe is a great hodge podge of pantry staples that go perfectly together. Forgot about that long lost box of cous cous way in [...]

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Summer Cucumbers

August 8, 2010 Salads

I love cool and refreshing cucumbers in the summer. One of my favorite ways to eat them (a way I experienced frequently in China) is with a light drizzle of oil and vinegar and a little salt and pepper. Mix olive oil and red wine vinegar in a small bowl to taste. Season the cucumbers [...]

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Crab and Avocado Salad

May 5, 2010 Fish

This is one of my all-time favorite summer salads. It is light and simple, yet filling and substantial. All you need is some mixed greens, crab meat and a half avocado. It takes about 5 seconds to prepare. Ingredients: (1 salad) mixed greens 1/2 avocado chopped jumbo lump crab meat (or 2 sticks of imitation [...]

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Homegrown Salt and Pepper Tomatoes

August 27, 2009 Salads

Tomatoes epitomize summer and I can’t think of a better hot-weather food than a ripe tomato fresh off the vine. This summer, my boyfriend and I grew our own tomato plants and lately we’ve been enjoying the literal fruits of our labor. Because tomatoes are so delicious on their own, they don’t need much extra [...]

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