Easy Thai-Inspired Carrot Salad For Your Summer Menu

Easy Thai-Inspired Carrot Salad For Your Summer Menu

If you're not making carrot salads, you're seriously missing out! Roasted or stewed carrots are wonderful, but the sweet, fresh, and crunchy elements of a raw carrot salad will turn even the biggest carrot haters around. A little fun fact: Moroccans brought carrot...

Herbed Lentil Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Herbed Lentil Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

  One bite of my Herbed Lentil Salad will send your palate on a journey to France. My favorite lentil salad is perfect for a spring or summertime picnic and loaded with fresh herbs, crunchy walnuts, and creamy goat cheese. This rustic and earthy vegetarian dish...

Caesar Salad with Big Chile Croutons

Caesar Salad with Big Chile Croutons

Caesar Salad with Big Chile Croutons Salad:2 large heads romaine lettuceCaesar Dressing (recipe below)1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese24 Big Chile Croutons (recipe below)Caesar Dressing1 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese4 oil-packed...

Winter Salad of Grapefruit, Fennel, and Watercress

Winter Salad of Grapefruit, Fennel, and Watercress

Winter Salad of Grapefruit, Fennel, and Watercress Ingredients for the Salad3 medium pink grapefruits (1 ½ pounds total)2 medium bunches watercress, tough 1 ½ inches of bottom stems trimmed1 medium fennel bulb, very thinly sliced1 small red onion, peeled, halved and...

New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Salad

New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Salad

  New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Salad 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, picked over, see Note6 tablespoons cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil5 tablespoons white wine vinegar1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce1¼ teaspoons Tabasco Pepper Sauce2 garlic cloves, peeled and...

Chinese Chicken and Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

Chinese Chicken and Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

  Chinese Chicken and Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Chinese Chicken and Noodle Salad2 large, whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 ½ pounds total)Salt4 cups broccoli florets3 cups angle-cut 2-inch pieces of asparagus9 ounces narrow fresh egg...

Sizzling Thai Beef Salad

Sizzling Thai Beef Salad

Sizzling Thai Beef Salad 1 small flank steak, about 1 ½ pounds1/3 cup fresh lime juice2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup olive oil3 tablespoons nam plah (Thai fish sauce, see below)1 cup finely chopped cilantro2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger3 garlic cloves, peeled...

Chris’s Turkey Salad Lettuce Cups

Chris’s Turkey Salad Lettuce Cups

This terrific recipe, from Flavors’ chef Chris Siversen, includes instructions for cooking the turkey, but of course, if you have leftovers on hand (turkey or chicken), use them for even speedier results. Chris’s Turkey Salad Lettuce Cups 2 boneless, skinless turkey...

CRUNCHY CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

CRUNCHY CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

Cooking for my friends is one of my favorite things to do! There are a couple of staple dishes that I love to make for small events or casual parties. My Chinese chicken salad is up there as one of those repeat dishes that my friends always ask for. I have fun working...

MADISON AVENUE DRESSING

MADISON AVENUE DRESSING

The epitome of the Upper East Side! This recipe can be used on your favorite salad, even if that salad isn't the Madison Avenue Salad from my good friend, Chef Mark Strausman's latest cookbook, Freds at Barneys New York. Madison Avenue Dressing 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup...

CHICKEN PAILLARDS with TOMATO, ARUGULA, & RED ONION SALAD

CHICKEN PAILLARDS with TOMATO, ARUGULA, & RED ONION SALAD

The Perfect Paillards = The Perfect Lunch! I can't tell you how many times I've enjoyed the Chicken Paillards at Fred's. It truly is the perfect lunch for any season! It's packed with flavors from the herbs, it's not too hot or cold, and it's got lean protein that...

COLD NOODLE and VEGETABLE SALAD with SESAME-SOY DRESSING

COLD NOODLE and VEGETABLE SALAD with SESAME-SOY DRESSING

This is a bomb of umami! In other words: pure delicious! You may never order in again...or at least not for a while. Cold Noodle with Vegetable Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing Cold Noodle Salad 3 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 pound fresh snow peas, trimmed and stringed 18...

FENNEL SALAD with CANDIED WALNUTS

FENNEL SALAD with CANDIED WALNUTS

The walnuts in this salad give you protein and Omega-3s, the greens give you all of that great fiber, potassium, and vitamins that most think can only come from citrus fruits! Treat yourself to this tasty green treat! Fennel Salad with Candied Walnuts Candied Walnuts1...

Grilled Romaine Salad with Parmesan

Grilled Romaine Salad with Parmesan

Sometimes when the cold weather hits, it feels unnatural to go for a crisp salad. But, not all salads have to be cold. Many forget about grilled salads. This is a great example of a cold weather salad that brings you balance in flavor and texture and heat from the...

Grilled Caesar Cabbage Salad

Grilled Caesar Cabbage Salad

How do you make a salad for winter? Grill the greens! If you don't already have a grill plate, what are you waiting for? It's crucial for New York City kitchens!     This is a great way to spruce up your winter cabbage. The Caesar dressing is an adaptation...

PERFECT PEAR & PISTACHIO SALAD

PERFECT PEAR & PISTACHIO SALAD

The perfect fall salad takes the ingredients of the season and puts them together in perfect harmony--much like a beautiful sunset over the fields of Tuscany. Indulge in this recipe before the temperatures draw you to the soups and stews that warm you from the insides...

MIX IT UP, SALAD IN A JAR!!!

MIX IT UP, SALAD IN A JAR!!!

Our world today is all about convenience. Grab and Go is what so many of us do especially for lunch. When I don't plan ahead I find myself eating unhealthy. I might grab a little something here and a lot of something there and next thing I know I have binged on...

CHICKPEA THREE WAYS

CHICKPEA THREE WAYS

Recently I have started cooking and experimenting more with healthy vegetarian food.  I love learning new recipes and decided that after my detox last year that I would eat vegetarian for at least 2 meals a day and sometimes 3 meals.  This is called a Flexitarian Diet...

HOMEMADE SENSUAL STRACCIATELLA!!

HOMEMADE SENSUAL STRACCIATELLA!!

Aren’t you always fascinated when you hear a story about someone who experiences a traumatic accident and then uses it to create a life changing path for themselves??? Meet the latest wonder woman of the restaurant world Zahra Tangora, one of the leading Women Chefs...

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