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Crisp Spring Farmer’s Market Salad

Farmer’s markets are truly one of the great joys of springtime.  Somethings, like strawberries, we buy weekly without fail until their season is over. Other things have a much shorter season or are less common, so they come and go quickly. These are what I am on the lookout for in my

Endive Salad with Grapes and Pinenuts

You know those vegetables that you always pass by in the produce section after a quick glance? They look interesting but you’ve never cooked with them before. They sound like they belong on a menu, not a home kitchen. Endives are one of those vegetables for me.  Even the pronounciation-

Apple Arugula Salad

I am lucky enough to live in an area with many amazing and unique restaurants. Jaleo, Chef Jose Andres’ Spanish tapas restaurant is one such place. Everything there is so flavorful. Seriously, even the water tastes great :). The quality of the ingredients, the thoughtful recipes and the

Summer Corn & Black Bean Salad

When summer comes around, we invariably buy fresh corn from the farmers market. The taste, as with any fresh produce, is so different than the frozen kind. While it’s great just cooked and salted fresh from the cob, tasty summer corn pushes you to want to do a lot more. I had an amazing

Purple & Orange Cauliflower Salad

As I was heading out of the produce section of Whole Foods the other day, a flash of color in an unexpected area caught my eye. The cauliflower bin was full of purple and orange cauliflowers! I love to cook with color but was concerned whether these colorful cauliflowers were genetically modified.

Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Balsamic

For many years my son had two birthday parties- “the kids party” with his friends and “the family party” with close family. As he has gotten older, the family party has evolved from a birthday celebration to more of a family reunion. We just finished the 9th year of the

Kale and Potato Curry

This is the first weekend that feels completely like Spring is here. I’m not sure if it is just the great weather or the thought of a weeklong staycation full of birthdays, family visits and relaxation. We started our weekend with a long walk to the farmer’s market. The only

Hold the lettuce please…

A couple of years ago, we got into the habit of eating Sunday lunch at a nice salad place after my son’s weekly piano lesson. It was one of those places where they have a million fresh ingredients that you can customize into your own salad. They start with lettuce and then add whatever you

Sprouted Moong, Rainbow Carrot and Meyer Lemon Salad

I have been wanting to make something with Meyer lemons for a long time. They are only available on the east coast for a few short months during winter. When I found them the other day at the grocery store next to a bunch of beautiful rainbow carrots, I knew exactly what to make-  a cool, crisp,