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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 »

Tomatoes Stuffed with Walnut-Chicken Salad

Summer’s hit a rhythm, marching in sync to John Philip Sousa, swaying to the beat of bad-boy blues at Top of the Park. We bemoan the heat, but treasure the endless July sky, especially at dusk when the air cools, darkness descends, and fireflies dance to their own music. Summer, at least for me, also brings … Full recipe post »

Make-ahead Party Pesto Pasta & Chicken Salad

Judging from the smells of tanning lotion and outdoor grilling in the early Spring air, many of us are feeling celebratory and hosting parties. If you’re one of the “lucky” entertainers in town, it’s easy to get into a dither over the menu. Some folks don’t like tofu, others shun meat. Many find the idea … 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 »

Chicken Taco Salad with Chipotle-Lime dressing

Imagine you’re sitting at a beach-side restaurant in Mexico munching on freshly made tortilla chips with  scratch-made guacamole and salsa – perhaps a tequila chaser on the side. The sad reality is both of us are probably reading the paper or pecking away at our computers,  watching the snow slowly melt into gray puddles. I, … Full recipe post »

Endive stuffed with Blue Cheese Chicken Salad

It’s wise not to underestimate chicken salad. Sure, it’s standard deli case fare, ingredients often minced, dressed in cloyingly sweet mayonnaise, then mounded into a slick plastic bowl. But chicken salad can be beautifully delicious, and has come to my rescue on many an occasion. Chicken salad understands me. It appreciates my gustatory needs, and … Full recipe post »

Curried Mango Chicken Salad

I have a weakness for mangos. I love their intense, juicy flavor and often incorporate them into summer salads, salsas, quesadillas and margaritas.  Their natural sweetness provides a welcome balance, as well, with a spicy curry. At this time of the year, mangos are frequently on sale. But peeling a mango may be off-putting 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 »

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 »