Flank Steak Tacos with Cabbage and Cilantro Slaw

The basis for both of these came from a couple of different issues of Cooking Light. First up was a slaw with cabbage, cilantro and green onions. Very mild actually and a nice alternative to the mayonnaise based slaws.  I added it right to my tacos, plus had more on the side. 1.5 cups angel […]

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Sweet, salty and crunchy.  One of my favorite combinations.  Last night I added some sliced radishes from the garden to this broccoli and cauliflower salad. The broccoli was all from the garden too.  I love this time of year! I’ve made this with and without bacon. I like the taste of the bacon but it’s […]

Frisee Salad with Apple Slices and Cream Fraiche Dressing

My typical salad dressing these days is is one I don’t even mix up but just mix in the salad bowl.  I put the lettuce or spinach or whatever other green leafy thing I’m using along with the chopped or sliced vegetables in a bowl, then pour olive oil over it and toss it until […]

Warm Spiced Chicken Salad Recipe

Warm chicken on cool lettuce makes a great combo: Chinese chicken salad, Caesar salad with grilled chicken, etc.   This chicken is rubbed with cumin, coriander, salt and pepper before being cooked. The dressing has balsamic vinegar, sesame oil, peanut oil and sliced scallions and the salad is topped with sliced radishes.   My teenager loved it […]

Simple Salads – This with a Thai Inspiration

I have lately been into the simplest of salads.  Tonight I made Pad Thai and mixed up a simple tomato and cucumber salad to go with it, using rice vinegar and sugar in the dressing to give it an Asian twist. Someone commented on an earlier post about using a food chopper for things like […]