I know Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer, but officially there’s still two weeks left and the weather is balmy. Stretch it out with this salad which, I kid you not, is one of the loveliest things I have ever eaten. The roasted beets (yellow if you got ’em) are earthy and sweet, the burrata is creamy and rich, and the orange blossom vinaigrette is just the slightest bit exotic and entirely elegant. I ate the whole plate for dinner and it kept me full through an entire hot yoga class, which is no easy feat. Continue reading “Beet and Burrata Salad with Orange Blossom Vinaigrette”
While I’m beyond excited to experience my first Northeast autumn in three years, I’m always a little bit sad to say goodbye to summer. This week’s heat wave aside, it’s been a pleasantly warm July and August filled with lots of time spent outdoors. In order to have one last hurrah with some of summer’s best produce, I made this simple but incredibly tasty heirloom tomato, tomatillo, and avocado salad lightly dressed with olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Continue reading “Tomato, Tomatillo, and Avocado Salad”
If you don’t already have a salad like this in your repertoire, you need one. The “Asian” cabbage salad has become a mainstay of the American (and apparently Australian!) barbecue, potluck, and picnic and with good reason. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and travels well since the cabbage stays nice and crunchy even hours later. The Asian Cabbage Salad recipe is my pick for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. I was assigned the amazing blog Claire K Creations and, as usual, was torn between more than a few tempting options. The haloumi stuffed coconut chicken nuggets were also in the final running until my oven conked out, making this salad – which I’d had my eye on – a pretty easy choice.
Are you as nuts about Brussels sprouts as I am? Though they’re not a vegetable I grew up eating, they’ve thankfully been reclaimed by chefs and home cooks who set out to prove that this once despised brassica is worth reconsidering. The mini cabbages (they’re actually related!) can be roasted and steamed, braised and eaten raw. If overcooked they can become bitter, hence their bad reputation that arose after kids the world over were forced to eat boiled Brussels sprouts. I love them almost every which way, and here they’re shaved, sautéed, and added to a quinoa salad. Continue reading “Quinoa Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and a Brussels Sprouts Blog Hop”
I’m going going to lie to you: this noodle salad has a few steps and a fairly long ingredient list. But, besides the fact that it’s totally worth it, this is also really three recipes in one. The peanut-lime dressing is one of my favorites, and is excellent over any salad. I like to toss it with shredded cabbage to bring to potlucks. If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just short on time you can skip the chicken all together and serve the noodle salad as is, or with some cubed tofu mixed in. Continue reading “Noodle Salad with Poached Chicken and Peanut-Lime Dressing”
I know I’m a grown-up because one of my favorite parts about being home in New York for the summer was kale. I’ve yet to find this vitamin-rich leafy green in Israel, and I get envious every time I read a blog post or article about kale chips or sautéed kale. But in New York, it’s everywhere now and of course nowhere is it better than at the farmer’s market. My kale variety of choice is lacinato, perhaps because it also goes by the equally fun names of Tuscan, cavalo nero, and dinasaur kale. It’s recognizable by its rich green color and bumpy skin, and is just as good raw in salads as it is cooked any which way.
I wasn’t sure whether to call this a Southwestern salad, a taco salad, a tortilla salad, or some combination of the three – a Southwestern taco tortilla salad? Whatever you want to call it, it is dee-licious. The tortilla bowl is optional, but who doesn’t love a good tortilla bowl? There’s something fun and playful about getting to the end of your meal and eating your bowl. They’re super easy to make and don’t require any special equipment (of course they sell tortilla bowl makers, but why?!).
I have a special treat for you today! This gorgeous collard slaw is care of Alyssa from Everyday Maven. If you haven’t checked out her beautiful blog, head over there right now. Alyssa’s focus is on healthy recipes (in particular Weight Watchers-friendly) that are also delicious, and she absolutely succeeds. Her dishes are always fresh, light, and absolutely tempting. Alyssa, take it away:
Hi Everyone! You may remember me from a couple of weeks ago when Katherine graciously guest posted on my blog Everyday Maven. She shared her deliciously simple and elegant Zucchini, Ricotta and Mint Appetizers. If you missed them, you must go check it out ASAP.
I adore cookbooks and have a particular affinity for vintage editions. I love the insight that you get into a time and place from its recipes, the similarities and differences between now and then, the foods and ingredients that were in vogue. I recently discovered an absolute treasure trove: the Library of Congress digital collection of American Church, Club and Community Cookbooks from the late 19th and early 20th century. Dozens of cookbooks from organizations around the country are available in full and online for your reading pleasure – you can even download them for free onto your tablet!
Nearly two months later, I still can’t stop thinking about our trip to Istanbul. The flavors have seeped into my repertoire, influencing how I approach ingredients and combinations. This simple bulgur salad with pomegranate molasses quickly transports me back to the enchanting city on the Bosphorus, where my husband and I took a Turkish cooking class with Selin Rozanes through her company Turkish Flavours. Check out the article I wrote about it here, and another related one here (both have recipes!).