Archive for the Salads Category

Винегрет/Vinegret (Russian Beet Salad)

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Russian beet salad

This recipe is a simple, traditional Russian beet salad. In different families there are different variations, but the basic/core ingredients are the same. Винегрет/Vinegret (Russian Beet Salad) Ingredients3 Large Russet Potatoes 2 Large Beets – the ratio of beets to potatoes is roughly 1:1 3-4 Carrots About Half an Onion several small sized pickles olive [...]

Grilled Lobster and Avocado Cocktail

Posted on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Lobster and Shrimp

recipe: adapted from Bobby Flay Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons honey 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced [...]

Arugula and Radiccio Salad with Vanilla Roasted Pears and Candied Walnuts

Posted on Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Steve and I are the soon to be lucky guests of Trish (aka Trish’s Dish) and Rick’s for dinner this evening. I saw the menu, and they are really going all out. After my two recent holiday parties, I am ready to hang up my hostess apron and pass the [...]

Summer Greek Salad

Posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Greek Salad

Steve and I celebrated July 4th with some good old fashioned BBQing and fireworks. After the heat wave, hot dogs, and potato salads of the long weekend, we settled back into our summer salad routine. Our latest obsession, is this little number. Pair it with some toasted pita bread and hummus and enjoy some Mediterranean flair.

Chicken Milanese with Escarole Salad and Pickled Red Onions

Posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Thanks to Steve, this recipe has become a favorite in our kitchen. As with every salad-esque dish I was instantly skeptical–I need my carbs–but upon first bite I realized this one was a keeper. The combination of panko-crusted chicken, peppery escarole, and pickled red onions, creates a form of deliciousness not typically associated with a salad. Top it off with some deconstructed hazelnut pesto and dinner can’t get much better. Trust me.

Asian Chicken Salad

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at 8:39 am
Asian Chicken salad

This salad recipe is a healthy and fast weeknight dinner idea. From start to finish you can throw this together in under a half hour. I prefer to use mandarin oranges, but to spice things up, I used a Bosc pear that did not disappoint. Bon appétit friends.