Category Archives: Salad

Pesach 2017 Round-Up

Pesach, Passover, is the holiday of freedom. Our ancestors were released from bondage in Egypt, and ever since, we slave away cleaning for a month before the holiday. 🙂 When applied to the kitchen, freedom could me explained in more … Continue reading

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Half-Roasted Ratatouille Salad

“Half-roasted” sounds kind of like “half-baked,” as in “Where did you come up with that crazy idea?” This half-roasted ratatouille, however, is not crazy at all. It’s just a combination of roasted and fresh vegetables, the best of both worlds, … Continue reading

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Poor Man’s Pesto

And the seven years of famine began…and there was great hunger in the land… Over here, we’ve had a few weeks of plenty, also known as carb overload. We’re trying to be done eating chametz in the house by the … Continue reading

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Species of Israel Salad

“A land of wheat and barley, and grapes and figs and pomegranates, a land of oil-olives and (date) honey.” (Deuteronomy 8:8) Everyone in Israel agrees that Tu B’Shvat is a time to eat fruit. What type of fruit varies from … Continue reading

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Ratatoille-Inspired Mediterranean Grain Bowl

Mothers need to eat, too. Just because not everyone in my family appreciates roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, bulgur, chickpeas, scallions, tomatoes, avocado, roasted garlic, and balsamic vinegar shouldn’t mean that I’m stuck eating macaroni and cheese four times every week. Okay, … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Coconut Mousse

As a gift for my 18th birthday, my aunt, a professional chef, gave me a zester. “This is a kitchen tool you can’t live without!” she told me. I stashed it behind the garlic press, pizza wheel, lemon juicer, and … Continue reading

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Beet Bulgur Salad

Success in life is all about balance, right? I was lying in bed with my two-year-old at 6:40 yesterday morning (because she was crying at 6:38), dreaming about salad. After eating too many “Emergency” Cookies this week, all I wanted today was a … Continue reading

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Warm Tuna Couscous Salad

Ten minutes, start to finish, in one bowl with all the major food groups. You can’t get much more instant than that! My tuna couscous salad is usually made with a bowl of couscous pulled out of the fridge after … Continue reading

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Sunny Avocado Salad

Winter has finally drifted in to my sunny city, and it’s totally soup season. The wind is blowing umbrellas inside out, and the kids are blowing their noses all day. I’m getting out the big pots, ready to warm up … Continue reading

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Semantics of Salad

One of the reactions I got to my first post was, “I can’t believe you think people need a recipe for how to chop a salad.” Well, I suppose that depends on what you consider a salad. My understanding of … Continue reading

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