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Northern India Cooking Class: Lesson 4: Indian Chopped Salad (Kachoombar)

Note: This is the fourth of seven recipe installments, which compose a classic Northern Indian Feast. Fine Indian cuisine is not noted for its brevity. The good news is that each of Achla Karnani’s recipes may be made well in advance, then reheated (with the exception of this cold salad) prior to serving. Or divide … Full recipe post »

Toss Beans Into That Salad!

I’m a podcast addict. They amuse, educate and inspire. Ear buds and cord tethered into my IPhone, my favorite shows get me through housework drudgery, grocery shopping and workout routines. Last week, NPR’s TED RADIO HOUR “Fountain of Youth” podcast concerned ways in which one could bring their aging process to a grinding halt, or at least slow it down. You know … Full recipe post »

Spinach-Raspberry Salad with Maple-Balsamic Dressing

Today is Christmas Eve, and most people who intend to cook and entertain have long figured out the side dishes and salads that will enhance their main course. Except, perhaps, you? The clock’s a tickin’ so here’s a salad you can throw together in 10 minutes – it will look as festive as a sprig … Full recipe post »

Crunchy Asian Cabbage & Chicken Salad

Cabbage, stoic cruciferous of the vegetable world, conjures bitter cold winters, patched-together woolens, and hardscrabble times. Through the centuries, the cabbage has been a mainstay, relied upon by civilizations to nourish themselves through winter, as hunger taps the frosted panes. Dostoevsky refers to cabbage soup in various works, such as passages in “The Thief”: “….and, … Full recipe post »

Manhattan: Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Manchego, Marcona Almonds and Fried Shallots works double-time as a salad or appetizer

(Note the gold holiday ball in the right hand column of this blog. Perhaps some of my past holiday recipe blogs can be of assistance to your meal planning in the next couple of months.) Last week was spent with three lady friends in Manhattan soaking in (breathless) as many museums, plays, Halloween revelry, and….of course—food!—as we could inhale … Full recipe post »

Chopped Mediterranean Salad

The cover of yesterday’s Parade Magazine featured the enticing headliner “The Best Diet For Long Life”. Before thumbing through to the page, I was certain it would be some spin on the Mediterranean diet. Bingo! Most of us want to eat foods that are healthy, delicious and easy to make. I will happily digress on … Full recipe post »

Watermelon Salad with Mint and Feta

Happy Father’s Day! Last Thursday I posted several burger options to complement your unique dad’s personality. Today I’ll be making my husband, Richard’s, favorite Turkey Burgers with Cracked Wheat and Spinach and serve them with a Patricia Well’s Watermelon and Feta Salad, found in the July issue of Runner’s World magazine. Richard will enjoy his Father’s Day lunch after … Full recipe post »

Poached Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Refreshing, light, packed with protein and greens — this is a much-appreciated center-of-summer, center-of-table, recipe. The real beauty is that much of it can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Do your shopping, poach the chicken and make the vinaigrette up to 24 hours in advance. The vinaigrette serves as a marinade for … Full recipe post »

Walnut-Dill Chicken Salad

To all of you food lovers and gardeners out there who enjoy a pretty plate and yard, this is one of the best tips I’ve ever received: Plant nasturtium seeds. A green thumb, patience, full sun or even a yard is not a requisite for having edible, lovely garnishes from early summer into fall. I … Full recipe post »

Mashed Potato and Pickle Relish Salad

If you grew up in the baby boom era like me, this is the type of potato salad you may remember fondly. (Or not.) In my hometown, this very recipe was served at church picnics next to a platter of fried chicken, and one could always expect a scoop of it snuggled next to the … Full recipe post »

Black Bean and Mango Salad

Here’s a healthy, versatile and easy to throw together salad. It could stand alone as a light vegetarian supper, or it may be kicked up into heftier fare: spoon it into a tortilla, add some grated cheddar, fold over, then pan fry or bake it. The salad could  also be bulked up with the addition … Full recipe post »

Lemony Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Crunchy Vegetables

I’m craving a detox something or other to balance the exigencies surrounding Drew’s 2nd birthday celebration yesterday.  Grilled burgers and brats set the stage. The juicy brats had that crispy skin, which snapped back when you bit it – how could I not have a second? The meal was topped off with mint chocolate chip … Full recipe post »

Curried Couscous-Lentil Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

What’s that? Black sesame seeds in the dry arborio rice? On closer inspection, it turns out these odd black specks in the rice have tiny wings. Ick! Pantry Pests! If you’re not ruthless using up half-filled containers of grains, wheat and legumes in storage, and don’t keep them in air-tight containers (guilty!) – sometimes these … Full recipe post »

Southwest Roasted Potato & Corn Salad

Here’s a recipe that would be a great side dish for almost anything hot off the grill. Particularly items with Southwestern flavors, like the Firecracker Flank Steak I will prepare for the Fourth of July. This salad is all I’ll require for a side dish, as it bundles a potato and vegetable salad together. Its … Full recipe post »

Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad

I’m a huge proponent of using what you have on hand, so the flavor of my poached chicken always varies slightly. What follows is a skeletal recipe for tonight’s poached chicken, but add or subtract seasonings and perishables that need to be utilized in your frige and pantry. I’m also including a recipe for chicken … Full recipe post »