Tag Archives: salad

Curried Rice and Artichoke Salad

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My mom has been making this salad since I can remember.

From what she says, she got the recipe from some lady at some time after she tasted it at a potluck.

Recipes with blurry origin can be some of the best — something shared by a stranger, one of their favorite recipes they deem worthy to bring to a gathering. Read More »

Michael Symon’s Summery Tomato Salad

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For about eight months now, Michael Symon’s cookbook, Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen, has seemed to stare at me from its place on my bookshelf.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great cookbook — filled with recipes, techniques and photos that instantly draw you in.

It’s just that it is a little, well, intimidating to me.  You see, he has recipes of all kinds of dishes that I’ve never eaten in restaurants, much less cooked and at ate home.  Read More »

Lemony Tuna and White Bean Salad

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Being a native of Seattle, I feel comfortable in saying that we Washingtonians are not used to soaring temperatures.  Get over 80 degrees, we get a little wacky.

Call us wimpy or even ungrateful for the beautiful weather.  But see, the problem really is that many of us just aren’t prepared for the heat. Read More »

A Preview of Spring (Almost)

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In an effort to reflect the spring-like day today, with the beautiful sunshine, yet still a bite of chill, a soup and salad dinner sounded just right.

Much to my surprise, I found two delicious recipes in Gluten-free Cooking by Sue Shepherd.  Now, don’t get me wrong, this cookbook is great — it has beautiful photography and many diverse recipes.  But the whole gluten-free premise has thus far turned me off from trying any of the recipes.  My only experience with gluten-free cooking until this point has been those icky gluten-free brownie mixes.  Believe me, you don’t want to hear the details of the aftermath of those brownies.  Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. Read More »