Current category: 'Salads.'
May 3, 2012
Before paleo, Cinco de Mayo was a damn fine excuse to knock back a bunch of margaritas and eat my way through baskets of tortilla chips like a locust with something to prove.
Sigh. There’s no more of that.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t commemorate the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War (YAY, history!) with crazy-good food. It just means we have...
Apr 27, 2012
As much as I enjoy playing in the kitchen, I like to balance “project recipes” (I’m looking at you, Paleo Chicken Bastila.) and dead-simple dishes that require almost no work with a big flavor payoff. This is my first in a series of Super Simple recipes that are made with minimal fuss, just a few ingredients, and produce leftovers that can be used in other dishes.
I know I have a justly...
Apr 25, 2012
There’s something very lunch-y and comforting about tuna salad — which explains why I’ve been experimenting with it so much lately. It just feels so easy to grab a can from the pantry, then dig through the fridge for ideas. (Plus I’ll take any excuse to eat homemade mayo.) My husband Dave usually requests pickled jalapenos in his tuna, but today I was inspired by the glossy fresh...
Mar 8, 2012
As much as I enjoy playing in the kitchen, I like to balance “project recipes” (I’m looking at you, Paleo Chicken Bastila.) and dead-simple dishes that require almost no work with a big flavor payoff. This Tropical Chopped Salad is part of my series of Super Simple recipes that are made with minimal fuss and just a few ingredients.
Long-time readers know how much I respect and admire...
Nov 15, 2011
This is the second of a handful of Thanksgiving recipes I’m posting this week. If you missed the others, check out Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Maple-Vanilla Frosting and Velvety Butternut Squash.
My mom has been making Cranberry Waldorf Salad on Thanksgiving day for as long as I can remember. We think the recipe was a hand-me-down from her much-adored sister (and my favorite aunt) – my...
Nov 7, 2011
Wait! I know you’re probably not feeling super excited about a pile of onions. But don’t turn up your nose yet!
Here in the U.S., we’ve been conditioned to think of onions as an after-thought go-along, rather than a star of the plate, but trust: a sweet onion, tossed with tangy sumac, fresh mint, and smooth parsley becomes so much more than a garnish.
This salad has a light, bright...
Jul 16, 2011
Sometimes, especially when I’m stressed or enduring monthly hormone poisoning, my desire for the good ol’ days of takeout is almost unbearable. In my romanticized memories, ordering Chinese takeout was a carefree experience: we just picked up the phone, ordered a pile of food, and 45 minutes later, we were inhaling spare ribs, cold sesame noodles, and fried rice. In reality, I did all kinds of...
Jul 12, 2011
So, this is pretty cool. The blogger behind Life Out of the Box posted a video of herself making my Turkish Chopped Salad. Love the soundtrack! And boy! do I wish I could chop that fast in real life. Dig...
Jun 29, 2011
Summer is about to jump off the hook. We’re just a few days away from the numero uno, all-American, let’s-have-a-giant-food-fest-in-the-name-of-patriotism holiday. I’m joining in the new Whole30 that starts on July 1, so I’m shoring up my commitment to help me navigate our social calendar, which is currently bursting at the seams with get-togethers, travel, cookbook...
May 19, 2011
One of the things I love about spices and other seasonings is that – much like a good book – they can take you somewhere else in the world. When I mixed up a batch of tuna with lemon, black olives, mint, and piquant peppers, I was no longer in hot-and-humid Austin. For just a little while, I was on holiday, along the sunny coast of the Mediterranean, enjoying a light lunch before a jaunt along the...
May 3, 2011
And now, I will recreate my reaction to my CSA basket delivery this week…
[GROAN!] Radishes AGAIN! Jeez, Louise! I had to give away radishes at work the last two weeks in a row!
I. [angrily open Ziploc bag] Hate. [aggressively pull radishes from basket] Radishes. [shove radishes into bag.]
They are really pretty, though.
And so I was inspired to poke around for a salad recipe that might...