Category Archives: Salads & sides

Fresh fennel chicken salad

Every other week, I get fresh organic fruits & veggies delivered on my door step. One day there was a large bulb of fennel and before I figured out what to do with it, it had turned bad. I hate it when … Continue reading

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Barley salad with pear and blue cheese

Here is a salad with familiar flavors in a new setting. It’s filling enough for a meal, but also goes well with chicken, if you need meat. Any leftovers will make you happy for lunch the next day. 1 cup uncooked … Continue reading

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Asian style veggies

Here is a quick side dish before the movers come and pack everything we own into a container and send it off to sea and us into between homes limbo… with heavy suit cases stuffed with light clothing for our last weeks … Continue reading

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Rice salad with soy-sesame dressing

Whenever I cook rice, I always end up with leftovers, but never enough for a full second meal. Sometimes it gets lost in the back of the fridge and it ends up in the trash. I really try to minimize food waste, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti squash with parmesan

  This is a magical squash. Slice it in half down the long side using your sharpest knife. Put the two halves open side down in an oven proof dish and fill it with water one inch (2-3 cm) up the sides. Bake the spaghetti … Continue reading

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Gelson’s kale salad

If you stop by my friend Angela’s house around lunch time, there is a pretty good chance, this is what she will offer you for lunch. We both love it and lunch doesn’t get much healthier. But. It comes with a … Continue reading

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Betty Boop anti-oxidant salad a la Red Rock Diner

  In the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, we ate at Red Rock Diner. I had a Betty Boop anti-oxidant salad and this is how I remember it. It was surprisingly delicious with all the fruits. I didn’t … Continue reading

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French bistro salad

This month Food & Wine magazine features a French theme. I read the magazine just before dinner time and was inspired to make a French bistro dinner using what I found in my kitchen. The French would have used bacon, but … Continue reading

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Crisp prosciutto fig salad with mozarella

My hungry husband is going thru a prosciutto phase. So I wanted to create a new setting for his favorite snack. This is the result. A green salad with crisp prosciutto, smooth mozarella, fresh figs and crunchy croutons drizzled with … Continue reading

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The best miso dressing ever

I absolutely love this dressing. I can’t praise it enough and miso is even supposed to have great health benefits. I have made this dressing many times with different greens. Today I dressed a  quick red cabbage salad with grilled chicken and cucumber. You … Continue reading

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