Category Archives: Salads

Green Bean Salad with Crispy Fried Onions

I once made a Thanksgiving green bean casserole from scratch. You know, the old-fashioned kind with the creamy mushroom sauce and crispy fried onion topping? Was it good? Sure. But it  took me a ridiculously long time to make. Like, … Continue reading

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Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe—So Good I Want to Eat It with a Spoon

I don’t remember when I first tasted Thai peanut sauce, but I know for sure that I have been obsessed with it since childhood. It’s a top contender for my desert island food. I mean, what better to have on … Continue reading

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Chicken Quinoa Salad + Apple Vinaigrette

This easy  chicken and quinoa salad starts with a package of organic chicken breast fillets which get marinated the fillets briefly in apple cider vinegar before being grilled on a grill pan and finished  in the oven. While the chicken … Continue reading

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Betsy’s Warm Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

If you read last week’s Chipotle Turkey Burger post, and you’re particularly observant, you may have wondered about the blurry side dish in the background of the burger photo. This week we swap focus and let Betsy’s Warm Potato Salad … Continue reading

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Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

Tapas-style sardine salad makes a good appetizer, lunch, small dinner plate, snack, or even breakfast. I owe a big thank you to my food-loving friend Carolyn for introducing me to this simple, delicious, nutritious sardine salad. (Sardines are packed with … Continue reading

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Persimmon Salad with Curry and Cashews

My mother’s bountiful Sonoma, California garden has been the cause of many of my cooking adventures. Such blog hits as Israeli Salad, Basil-Mint Pesto, and Zucchini, Corn, and Almond Salad were all direct results of her very green thumb. I’ve simmered … Continue reading

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Miso Caesar Salad Recipe

They say the cause of most marital discord is disagreement about money, but in my house, it’s definitely more about leftovers. I don’t so much mean leftover meals—though those cause their fair share of spats—but leftover ingredients. You know, the … Continue reading

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Israeli Salad with Egg and Feta Cheese

Israeli Salad, distinguished by finely diced tomatoes and cucumbers, is described (according to Wikipedia), as “the most well-known national dish of Israel.” Way to go on the fame and recognition, Israeli Salad! You totally deserve it. You are sooooo good. … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad with Almonds and Corn

Recently I found myself with way too much zucchini on my hands, thanks to Trader Joe’s. If you happen to be shopping at TJ’s when the urge for a single zucchino strikes you, you have no choice but to haul … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Avocado Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

“Abe Lincoln stunk of cumin.” I’ve been carrying that opening line around in my head for years, though I didn’t write it myself. It was written by a classmate in a food writing class that I took about 10 or … Continue reading

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