Category Salads

Not Your Average Chicken Salad

I was talking to a few friends about this problem I have when I sit down to write blog posts. I’ll have this thing that I think is really important and interesting to share, such as, “You really need to salt and drain eggplant before cooking it. That will get rid of the funky bitter […]

Lemony Purple Kale & Sorrel Salad

This week I’ve been out of town as one side of my family goes through a difficult time. My role has been to hang out with my brothers, be an extra driver, and generally find ways to keep people occupied as we go through this. My husband has had weeks like these, and like he […]

Italian White Bean Salad with Lemon

“Oh,” he mumbles, his mouth stuffed with food, “this is the bean salad I used to just shovel!” “Used to?” I think, secretly glad I’ve found another meatless, cheeseless dish Shorty likes as much as I do. When I first started cooking, I made this bean salad as a side dish pretty often, mostly because […]

Bacon and Delicata Squash Salad

I’m baaaaaaacckkkk!!! (Jack Nicholson face). And I have a lot to say, apparently. Guys, the wedding happened, we were wed, there was partying, there was New Orleans, there were family reunions, and there were surprise speeches (you know who you are, cough, Tedward), and I was a hugging machine, and now it’s over and we’re […]

Kale Bowls and Boston Nostalgia

One time when I was still living in Boston, I fired up the stove (the gas kind, that makes those nice click sounds as it lights) and slapped down a sauté pan. From the next room, I heard the Roomz II say, “Are you making kale?” Kind of freaked out, I answered with a slow, […]

Pickled Peppers and Shallots over Kale, with a Soft-Poached Egg

When I worked at Cayenne in Belfast, we had this duck salad that was always on the menu, or at least, it had been for as long people seemed to remember. It didn’t sound very glamorous, but when I tasted it, boy did I change my mind. A bed of baby gem lettuce was chopped […]

Asian Noodle Stir Fry

This is something I still haven’t totally figured out–I keep cooking things and preparing a blog post only to find out the next morning that everyone in the food world was one step ahead of me. The kale thing I get–that has been “trending” for a while. But when I came home from Russo’s with […]

Kale Salad, because everyone is doing it

I’m never going to sleep again. First it was Lovecraft–now it’s Mermaids: The New Evidence. There’s something disturbing about pseudo documentaries, especially when they come at you in a marathon. The tone, the farce carried on for so long, just the thought that there are things down there we don’t know about. It’s creepy. Don’t […]

Mango Avocado Salad on Bulgur Wheat

Welp, I’m free. Graduate school is through with me, and it will probably take all summer to fully recover. So far, I have browsed at a used bookstore and purchased random books mostly based on their covers, cleaned for half the day, and gone a whole day afternoon hour? without worrying about grades. That much. […]

Happy Spring Salad

Spring is here, and so am I! My last semester as an MA student (fingers crossed) is in full swing. After a relaxing weekend on Long Island with the Roomz’s wonderful family, I spent a whirlwind week preparing for the ACIS conference in Chicago. I just got back from Chicago last night, and the twilight […]