Tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing

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I grew four different types of basil this summer and all of them did very well. The one kind I didn’t grow is Thai basil, and based on how many times I bought it at our farmer’s market this summer, I’ll definitely try to grow my own next summer. The star of this recipe […]

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Cowboy Bean Salad with Lime Dressing

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As the weather gets warmer, I enjoy making big salads that will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days. They’re great for a quick lunch or side dish. Serve this dish with chips and you have a great appetizer.Because the avocado is bathed in dressing, it won’t turn brown! If you don’t […]

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Tomato and Feta White Bean Salad

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It’s summer here in the Northeast and there’s nothing better than a hearty salad that doesn’t involve any cooking, especially one that calls for tomatoes, which are at their peak right now. If you’re a tomato and feta cheese fan, definitely try this. It comes together in no time. The ingredients are simple, but the […]

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Farro and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

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Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-British chef whose vegetarian recipes are some of my favorites. With a strong focus on fresh, varied flavors, his dishes are always more that the sum of their parts.

If you’re not used to cooking with farro, give it a try, it’s an “old world grain” that is becoming increasingly popular. It’s […]

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Chopped Veggie Salad

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Spring is finally in the air in NYC, and this is a perfect salad for the season. It’s full of lots of fresh, raw vegetables. It reminds me a bit of a cole slaw, in chopped form. The original recipe called for 6 slices of bacon, chopped and stirred into the salad. I left that […]

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Chickpea of the Sea Sandwich

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This is like a vegetarian tuna salad sandwich, and it’s just about as quick to make as tuna salad is. It doesn’t exactly taste like tuna, but it definitely holds together like tuna salad, and it’s nice and tangy because of the vinegar in it. With all of the news about mercury in tuna and […]

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Toasted Israeli Couscous Salad with Mint, Cucumber, and Feta

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Toasted Israeli Couscous Salad with Mint, Cucumber, and Feta

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Maple

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I have had my eye on this recipe for a long time. I’m a huge fan of recipes by Yotam Ottolenghi. One tastes more interesting and full of flavor than the next. His combination of herbs and spices may seem a bit strange, but the resulting dishes end up tasting wonderful.

This is a very interesting […]

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Asian Quinoa Salad

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There’s nothing like a good quinoa dish and this is one that’s quick enough to make on a weekday evening.  The part of the recipe that takes the longest is chopping the vegetables.  The quinoa itself cooks quickly, and you can whisk the dressing together in a flash.

I thought this was delicious.  I love Asian […]

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Crispy Chicken and Apple Salad

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This is definitely a meal you can make on a busy weeknight. Cooking the chicken is what takes the longest, and you can get that done pretty quickly, especially if your chicken breasts are thin. I actually recommend that you buy thinly sliced boneless chicken breasts for this recipe, or if you don’t buy those, […]

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