salad Recipes

Letting Go of Control

I’ve struggled with the concepts of change and control for as long as memory serves.

From Drab to Bright

Deborah Madison has been an unquestioned member of my kitchen for over four years now.

The Lunch Predicament

Each day I face a dilemma sometime between the hours of 11:30 and 1:00.

Beet and Quinoa Salad with Provolone

An “Original” Recipe – Justin and I have a running joke in our kitchen.

Putting Vegetables in Their Place

The feature article in the Portland Mercury this week implores readers to “Eat Your Vegetables!”.

Arugula, Escarole & Rapini Salad

A Transitional Salad – We’re now so far into Spring that daffodils have been replaced by eager tulips, and camellias have faded to make room for the first tentative rhododendron buds.

Flavors Without Page Numbers

This summer, I’ve noticed a distinct – and seemingly permanent – change in how I approach cooking.

Quinoa & Sourdough Panzanella

Endless Variations: Now, With Quinoa! – There are hundreds of varieties of panzanella, the classic Italian tomato and bread salad.

Avocado, Quinoa & Fava Bean Salad

Immediate Inspiration – Sometimes it takes me 45 minutes before I’m intriguted enough by a recipe to feel ready to head to the farmers’ market.

Avocado and Arugula Quinoa Salad

Quinoa in a Supporting Role – I can never eat enough quinoa – which is not to say that I consume quinoa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but rather that no amount of it seems to fill me.

Brussels Sprouts Pasta

Lunchtime Flexibility – The ease I referenced in my last post has stayed with me in the kitchen this week.

Fennel and Carrot Soup with Orange Zest

Weekday Lunch: A Winter Soup & Salad – I used to sporadically watch Jeopardy and my favorite segment was always the cringe-worthy question and answer sessions between Alex Trebek and the contestants.

Roasted Beets with Mint

My Favorite Way to Eat Beets – When thinking about how to prepare beets, roasting them is a given.

Fennel, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad

Weekday Lunch: A Salad to Brighten your Day – This is a punchy winter salad destined to bump you out of any winter doldrums, for a brief moment at least.

Squash and Pear Salad

Weekday Lunch: Squash and Pear Salad – When I make a satisfying and seasonal lunch (and have time to take a few pictures before devouring it!), I want to share the recipe with you because if you're anything like me, lunch can be a sore spot in your day.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

Weekday Lunch: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad – I sometimes dread when the clock turns to noon.

Turnip and Radish Slaw with Crab Meat

Turnips Save the Meal – I’ve been attempting to inject some life into our staid Winter meals.

Zucchini Galette

All Day Eating – We viewed the 4th of July as the official kick-off of our summer in Brooklyn.

Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots in Lime Butter

A Summer Feast – When we returned from our honeymoon, we faced the end of vacation woes:  an empty fridge, piles of laundry, and exhaustion.