Category Archives: salads and dressings

Celery Salad with Edamame and Radish


This is a spontaneous salad that was thrown together at the very last-minute as we were about to have company over and I was a bit unsure if I had enough sides for our impromptu bbq. This salad is very similar … Continue reading

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Farmstand Summer Squash Salad with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs


Yesterday, the local farmer’s market stands offered a beautiful plethora of the most unusual summer squash, both zucchini and yellow squash. This is a great recipe for the gardener, as well, who is swimming in these vegetables and fresh herbs. It … Continue reading

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Curried Egg Salad Sandwich


What is it about egg salad sandwiches? I have yet to meet someone who does not enjoy an opportunity to use leftover eggs for such a treat. This recipe turns yesterday’s eggs into today’s meal. A hint of curry powder … Continue reading

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Steakhouse salad with blue cheese


Why is it that when Spring is in the air, the cravings for comfort food seems to disappear and the desire for fresher ingredients become stronger? Perhaps the days getting a bit longer helps as we tend to eat lighter … Continue reading

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Lemon infused quinoa salad with yellow tomatoes, asparagus, & fresh herbs


This week was warmer than usual and is probably why some of the healthier and lighter ingredients have been pulled from the depths of the pantry. It is a perfect side dish to grilled chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables. It also … Continue reading

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crispy polenta bites


Recently I had leftover polenta and wanted to make sure it did not go to waste. I decided to bake it and make polenta bites. These would pair well with a great aoili dipping sauce, a simple marinara sauce, and even tossed in a … Continue reading

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dijon and walnut oil vinaigrette


a nice and tangy dressing that can go with multiple salads… see my smoked salmon and lentil salad for a great salad recipe. ingredients: 2 tbs dijon mustard 2 tbs white wine vinegar 1 tbs honey 1/2 tsp kosher salt … Continue reading

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