Archive for the ‘Salads’ Category

This recipe was developed straight out of our Community Supported Agriculture box this week. For those of you who aren’t aware of the CSA model, we purchase a share of a local farmer’s crops at the beginning of the season. In return, each week we receive a box of fresh, local, seasonal, organic produce. Our […]


I have recently encountered several savory dishes featuring watermelon, which inspired this dish. The salad balances textures (the soft chewiness of israeli couscous, the crunchy bite of watermelon and the creamy feel of cheese) and flavors (the toastyness of the couscous, the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of the cheese), plus the fresh and spicy flavor of […]


I was inspired to develop this recipe to highlight the bright flavors of grapefruit. The salad utilizes other ingredients that are pantry items and are not necessarily in season during the winter. I shocked the onions to mellow their flavor, toasted the almonds to give the salad a warm crunchy element, and used curry powder […]


Persimmons were long a mystery to me. Not a food that we ate in my house growing up, persimmons never seemed quite right. When I started experimenting with new foods as a young adult, persimmons often left me feeling like I had stuffed my mouth full of cotton. Not a sensation I much enjoyed. Then […]


Soy Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1 teaspoon vegetable broth concentrate 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder Salt to taste Instructions: Mix ingredients in a bowl until incorporated. Serve on a green salad. Enjoy!


kale salad

15Jul12

This salad is often found in natural food store deli cases at upwards of $7 a pound. In reality, it is a cheap, quick and easy recipe to make at home. The secret is massaging the kale (read more here) which breaks down the fibers and makes the otherwise tough veggie edible without cooking. Enjoy […]


The Bay Area has great Latin markets, and there is one in particular, Chavez Supermarket in Redwood City, that is outstanding. Every time I am on the Peninsula I stop by Chavez, and I usually get inspired to make a taco salad. The acid of the lime juice and jalapenos, the creaminess of the avocado, the […]