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Thailand: Composed Thai Grilled Beef Salad

In the enticing world of refreshing and flavorful summer salads, my favorite creations have been inspired by the seductive, sweet and salty flavors of Thailand. In the Thai language, according to Wikipedia, Thai Salad may be referred to as  “Yam”, often pronounced, “Yum”.  Yummy-yum-yum: An eloquent descriptor summing up the flavors of a well-executed Thai … Full recipe post »

Soft Shell Crab Salad

The soft-shelled crabs I just enjoyed were courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay. Soft-shelled crabs also may come to us Michiganders from Floridian waters, depending on the vagrancies of habitat and water temperature. Soft-shell crabs are not a crab species, but distinguish themselves because of their development process. When the crabs outgrow their shell, the delectable crustaceans … Full recipe post »

Avocado stuffed with Salsa Shrimp

So you want something easy, you want something healthy, you want something delicious and respectable enough to serve guests.  I have a recipe you may love, perfectly timed to coordinate with Cinco de Mayo. Making your own fresh tomato salsa would be delicious but I have a couple of half used jars of salsa that … Full recipe post »

Donna’s Classic Caesar Salad

I’ve always assumed Caesar Salad was invented by an Italian chef honoring Julius Caesar and his famed Roman empire. History has it on March 15, 44 B.C. – about 2054 years ago – Caesar met his fate at the hands of his Senate. Volumes have been written and romanticized, often contradictory, regarding the precipitous murder … Full recipe post »

Shrimp, Grapefruit and Spinach Salad

Detox Resolution Recipe Series: Using whole grains, vegetables, lean meats and healthier fats in recipes that you may find taste really good! It was sad, another casualty of our times, to see the last issue of Gourmet Magazine on the November 2009, newsstands. Gourmet was so much more than a magazine brimming with great recipes. Perusing the … Full recipe post »

Roast Turkey Cobb Salad’s (a great use for leftover holiday turkey)

The Cobb salad, like turkey on Thanksgiving, is an edible American institution. Growing up in the sixties, at local restaurants there were only two choices for salad: a Cobb Salad or an Iceberg Wedge with Thousand Island Dressing. A quick Wikipedia search informs that in 1937, Brown Derby owner, Robert H. Cobb, went into the … Full recipe post »

Shrimp & Corn Salad

Life is full of regrets. If only I’d resurrected Madonna’s broken toe shoes from the dumpster behind Waterman Gym circa 1976 (I could have sold them on eBbay for a fortune today.) If only I’d gone to Chef School at the Culinary Institute when I’d had the chance. If only I’d replaced that last can … Full recipe post »

Grilled Balsamic Chicken Salad

Nothing cranks my cranker like a good chicken sale.  I have found that  boneless chicken breasts and thighs freeze well, keeping a couple of months without embracing the bitter taste of frost-burn. Marinated raw chicken is, as well, terrific fodder for the freezer. It’s so great to have them at-the-ready for impromptu chicken salads and … Full recipe post »