Tagged with Salad

Roasted Grape Tomatoes Salad in Balsamic

Roasted Grape Tomatoes Salad in Balsamic

“Make me sweet again, fragrant, fresh and wild, and thankful for any small gesture.” -Rumi- Speaking of sweet, fragrant, fresh and wild, here’s another easy side dish recipe. Thought I’d share before 2013 ends. Happy 2014 to all, may our new year be sweet and filled with gratitude. The fresh, cute, and candy-like grape tomatoes always make … Continue reading

A Favorite Summer Salad

A Favorite Summer Salad

Hi all! I hope you are having a wonderful summer wherever you are. Doesn’t it seem like the season is evaporating so quickly? This summer, I found a favorite salad combination: arugula, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, walnut, peaches/apples/nectarines (pick one or use all of them), with fresh squeezed orange and lemon juice- based dressing mixed … Continue reading

Easy Summer Menu: Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad

Easy Summer Menu: Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad

A few weeks ago, Jeff prepared a corn dish to serve alongside our steak and tomato salad. He basically just cooked thawed frozen corn kernels in a little bit of butter and cayenne pepper powder. I couldn’t believe how that simple process produced such a delicious dish. I was hooked and inspired to create a … Continue reading

Easy Summer Menu: Colorful Tomato Salad

Easy Summer Menu: Colorful Tomato Salad

I like tomatoes. They are so colorful, plump, and cheerful. When I was little, mom used to make a refreshing treat out of tomatoes. She’d cut them up, mixed with crushed ice, and sprinkled sugar on top of them. Delicious! I have two tomato plants growing and I can’t wait until they start bearing fruits! … Continue reading

Couscous Salad – A Side Dish

Couscous Salad – A Side Dish

Cooking gives me a chance to expand my creativity and sense of taste. For someone who gets easily bored with food, learning and trying many combinations of ingredients, spices, and herbs is important. Recently I tried to expand my salad creativity. Though preparing salad isn’t cooking, finding a good balance and combination of color, taste, … Continue reading

Arugula, Radicchio, and Heart of Palm

Arugula, Radicchio, and Heart of Palm

In my previous articles, I raved about chef Anne Burrell’s braised short ribs and celery root and potato puree. Another great side the chef did to accompany her amazingly delicious short ribs was Roasted Acorn Squash and Portobello Mushroom Salad with Radicchio, Apples and Pumpkin Seeds. What a great combination! Unfortunately I simply did not … Continue reading