Current category: 'Salads.'
Nov 7, 2011
Wait! I know you’re probably not feeling super excited about a pile of onions. But don’t turn up your nose yet!
Here in the U.S., we’ve been conditioned to think of onions as an after-thought go-along, rather than a star of the plate, but trust: a sweet onion, tossed with tangy sumac, fresh mint, and smooth parsley becomes so much more than a garnish.
This salad has a light, bright...
Jul 16, 2011
Sometimes, especially when I’m stressed or enduring monthly hormone poisoning, my desire for the good ol’ days of takeout is almost unbearable. In my romanticized memories, ordering Chinese takeout was a carefree experience: we just picked up the phone, ordered a pile of food, and 45 minutes later, we were inhaling spare ribs, cold sesame noodles, and fried rice. In reality, I did all kinds of...
Jul 12, 2011
So, this is pretty cool. The blogger behind Life Out of the Box posted a video of herself making my Turkish Chopped Salad. Love the soundtrack! And boy! do I wish I could chop that fast in real life. Dig...
Jun 29, 2011
Summer is about to jump off the hook. We’re just a few days away from the numero uno, all-American, let’s-have-a-giant-food-fest-in-the-name-of-patriotism holiday. I’m joining in the new Whole30 that starts on July 1, so I’m shoring up my commitment to help me navigate our social calendar, which is currently bursting at the seams with get-togethers, travel, cookbook...
May 19, 2011
One of the things I love about spices and other seasonings is that – much like a good book – they can take you somewhere else in the world. When I mixed up a batch of tuna with lemon, black olives, mint, and piquant peppers, I was no longer in hot-and-humid Austin. For just a little while, I was on holiday, along the sunny coast of the Mediterranean, enjoying a light lunch before a jaunt along the...
May 3, 2011
And now, I will recreate my reaction to my Farmhouse Delivery basket this week…
[GROAN!] Radishes AGAIN! Jeez, Louise! I had to give away radishes at work the last two weeks in a row!
I. [angrily open Ziploc bag] Hate. [aggressively pull radishes from basket] Radishes. [shove radishes into bag.]
They are really pretty, though.
And so I was inspired to poke around for a salad recipe that...
Mar 1, 2011
Most of the time, cooking and eating is a social and creative outlet for me. Although I complain (sometimes a lot) about the scourge of making dinner, there is something uniquely satisfying about putting a plate in front of another human and saying, in essence, “I made this for you.”
But sometimes, I get to cook just for me. Those meals often feature things that make Dave wrinkle his nose:...
Feb 9, 2011
Dave is a fan of my homemade mayo, but he confessed a few days ago that since his Whole30, the idea of tuna salad left him cold.
“I miss the sweet pickle relish,” he said, oh-so-sadly.
Which got me thinking: is there a healthy way to make tuna salad with a touch of sweetness and crunch?
And then I remembered the Waldorf salad.
Between you and me, I’ve always thought Waldorf salad – made...
Dec 13, 2010
My mom makes a version of the broccoli salad below that is out of this world (much like the headwear above!), but it includes cheese and store-bought mayo, and that’s a giant no-no. So… I did a little dino-chow revamp on Mom’s recipe and voila!…
Salty Sweet Broccoli Salad
Ingredients:1 bunch broccoli1/2 medium red onion, diced1/4 cup raisins1/4 cup pecans, chopped4...
Nov 22, 2010
T-minus two days ’til Thanksgiving. Are you gettin’ ready?! You can see our menu for our Mostly Dino-Chow Thanksgiving™ right here.
I’m sharing the recipes for our Mostly Dino-Chow Thanksgiving™ in two batches. In the interests of full disclosure, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
1. Several of these recipes are *Special-Occasion Only, which means they...
Jun 24, 2010
We’re sneaking up on the next big summer holiday (hello, fireworks!), and I’ll be returning to Pennsylvania once again for a swimming-and-cooking extravaganza with my family. I just realized I neglected to share the final installment of our kitchen adventures from my last visit, and you don’t want to miss any of these recipes. They’re delicious and easy, perfect for summery cave...