Tag Archives: salad

Harissa Tuna & Chickpea Salad

This is the best kind of salad. It’s one that requires no stove, oven, microwave, or any other sort of heating device.  It doesn’t require any special equipment or power tools.  All you need is a can opener, a knife, a cutting board, and a big ol’ mixing bowl.  I guess most people would want […]

Sautéed Kale with Tahini and Currants

Are we still talking about kale?  Has kale jumped the shark yet? Whatever.  I don’t think I could ever get sick of greens of any sort.  Kale, chard, collards, mustard greens, turnip greens… they just do it for me.  Kale in particular has this wonderful texture, much like your workaday cabbage, that’s just as good […]

Stupidly Simple Salad

You know the old trope, “write what you know”.  And most of the time, the things closest to you are too close to notice.  There are those things that you do and see every day, and you’re too familiar with them to even notice what they are anymore, let alone that they might be special […]

Strawberry, Watermelon, & Arugula Salad with Cardamom-Candied Pistachios

Recently, a dinner party client requested a strawberry salad for the meal I was cooking for him.  And I don’t know the last time you searched for “strawberry salad”, but 99.99% of the recipes out there involve two things: 1. Spinach 2. Poppy seeds Not that there’s a thing in the world wrong with a good […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Beets, Oranges, and Black Olives

Dinner, from the book I cannot stop using: Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi.  I must be sounding like a broken record, but that cookbook has majorly influenced the way I cook, both at home and for clients. This is his Beet, Orange, and Black Olive Salad (and I didn’t send you, but you can find the […]

Two Generous Salads

I don’t typically travel a heck of a lot.  Most of the time, you’ll find me within a five-mile radius of my kitchen. But tomorrow (Thursday), I’m jetting off to my hometown, New Orleans.  First I’ll be attending the International Food Blogger Conference (and if you’re going too, I’d love to meet up with you!).  After that, […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Jicama Avocado Salad

I haven’t done one of these in ages.  Embarrassingly, it’s mostly due to the fact that I haven’t been making myself proper lunches.  Time for a change! This is a bed of red leaf lettuce, topped with a bit of chopped jicama and avocado, shaved red onion, and a red miso-mustard dressing with plenty of […]