Posts Tagged ‘salad’

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 […]


  Our CSA started up again last week and, as always at this time of year, it was full of springtime veggies — mostly vibrant green. I decided to use the green garlic and the cilantro to make a vegan green goddess dressing. Green goddess dressing was originally developed at a hotel in San Francisco […]


On a recent trip to Chicago, I ate one of the very best vegetarian meals of my life at the Chicago Diner. One of the dishes I enjoyed there was a seitan steak salad (Chicagoans love their seitan!). This is my attempt to recreate the entrée dish. This salad features the sweet-savory charred flavor of […]


We were deep into a lazy summer Sunday when we started to make dinner plans. Given the heat, our need for a nap, and all the opportunity still left in the day (going to the pool!), we decided to order takeout pizza. I offered to make a salad, and felt inspired by the day to […]


This recipe has roots (ha!) from three places… Firstly, a vegan family member requested a recipe that features beets. Secondly, I had pounds and pounds of carrots from my organic veggie boxes the past two weeks. Thirdly, this salad was inspired by a salad we had at our friend’s house awhile back (sorry — I […]


Recently, I bought my first bottle of really nice olive oil. Not the kind that you splash in a hot pan to make sauce or sauté something. Rather, the kind that you gently drizzle over salads or vegetables, seasoned with little or nothing else, so that the complexity of the olive oil can shine through. […]


Today I had the pleasure of participating in a cooking contest at the lovely Omnivore Books on Food in my neighborhood in SF. Periodically, the owner of the book store hosts these contests; a theme is selected, anyone can enter, tasters pay a nominal fee at the door and the winner splits the pot. I always try […]