Cauliflower and Couscous Salad

September 22, 2012
Cauliflower Couscous Salad

Looking for something different in a salad side dish? What about something that is pretty much guaranteed to top anything that you can buy at the deli counter of the supermarket? Here is my suggestion. It’s a simple couscous salad with cauliflower that gets an extra flavor kick from cinnamon, dates, and caramelized shallots. It’s […]

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Greek Salad

August 22, 2012
Greek salad

Greece has had some bad press in the past couple of years. Riots, financial meltdowns, serious stuff! It’s only fitting that we remember some of the really wonderful things that Greece has given us, and one of these wonderful things is definitely the Greek salad. Greek salad is a celebration of fresh summer vegetables, and […]

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Quinoa, Spinach, and Parsley Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette

July 13, 2012
Quinoa and Spinach Salad

Quin-what? Close. Quinoa, pronounced keen-wa, is a grain/seed. You can cook it exactly as you would cook rice. It’s growing in popularity because of the trend for gluten-free foods, but it’s been around forever. Like a few thousand years according to Wikipedia. Something about it screams of the 1970′s health-food store to me. I picture […]

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Salade Niçoise

June 30, 2012
Salade Niçoise

Salade Niçoise is an old bird. She gets around. And sometimes she’s not her best. But her potential is incredible. And done right, this salad is satisfying, not a terrible cliché and worthy of its fame. And before we go any farther, a note on pronunciation in honor of my other (and better) half who has […]

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A Really Good Tomato Salad

June 1, 2012
Tomato Salad

The gym I’ve been going to for the past few years shares the block with a number of historic plant nurseries started by Japanese immigrants in the early part of the 20th century, like this one or this one. These nurseries, along with the proximity to a number of good spots for ramen (perfect for those […]

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