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Summer’s best salad

August 6th, 2015 No Comments

The other day I had the pleasure of meeting Joyce Chang, a remarkable, motivated woman and the Editor-in-Chief of Self magazine.  Amongst several topics we discussed, she told me two important things about her publication: their advice is offered by experts and backed up with scientific research (we can’t say that for every magazine out there), and… Read More »

Maple syrup on my salad? You betcha!

December 5th, 2013 No Comments

The other night at a dinner party I was blown away by the salad they served.  Spinach never tasted so good! The reason, it tasted like waffles…with a side of bacon :)  And I couldn’t exactly put my finger on why.  When I asked the chef she spilled her secret: maple syrup! This salad is… Read More »

Hearty summer salad

June 6th, 2013 No Comments
Asparagus White Bean Salad Melissa Clark

I can’t make this salad for at least another two weeks, but once I’m in a real kitchen, it will be on the top of my list.  Melissa Clark’s recipes never disappoint! She states in her NYT article that she had issues with dried beans and that Great Northern canned beans worked just fine. (Yay!)… Read More »

NO MORE LETTUCE! Alternative salads you can munch on all week

January 17th, 2013 No Comments

I’m so bored with salads. Lettuce lettuce lettuce and more lettuce. So in the last fews weeks, we’ve been making alternative salads you can make once and enjoy throughout the week. When there’s no lettuce wilting, you get a lot more mileage out of your veg :) Here are our three favorite recipes thus far,… Read More »

Your new salad secret

October 4th, 2012 No Comments

  I wish I could take credit for this little bottle of deliciousness, but the source of this secret is my friend Susan, gorgeous au-naturale “Barbie” mother of 2.  In exchange for my salad secret, she offered up hers.  OMGoodness, this vinaigrette is not your average dressing.  The hint of avocado gives your lettuce a… Read More »

Delcious Dish: Easy Lentil Salad

November 10th, 2011 No Comments

My friend Andrea whipped this up for lunch the other day.  So good!  Here’s her recipe she sent me via email: Lentils- Green lentils de Puy Cook these in water, salt and a couple bay leaves (bring to boil and simmer) Drain lentils and add chopped carrot (1 or two small), 1 chopped celery stalk… Read More »

Delicious Dish: Summer Asparagus Salad

June 2nd, 2011 1 Comment

This salad is as light and delicious as it looks! In search of an alternative green dish for dinner last night, I found this easy recipe on one of my favorite cooking blogs – Smitten Kitchen. If you can, try to: Buy the asparagus at the farmer’s market (best in warm weather) Use a high… Read More »

The secret to my summer salads

May 19th, 2011 1 Comment

Whether I’m making a simple salad or mixing a bunch of stuff together, these two ingredients make each bowl a delicious success.  And most people can’t pinpoint why! I use an mix of lettuce that comes with fresh herbs already mixed in so I don’t have to buy a bunch on my own.  Brianna’s blush… Read More »