Lidia’s Red Cabbage and Bacon Salad

I bought a red cabbage the other day to add to a chopped salad but that leaves plenty left for other things. I originally thought to braise some but opted instead to try this red cabbage and bacon salad from Lidia’s Italy in America. (affiliate link) It’s pretty simple, other than the work of slicing […]

Caramelized Nuts for Salads

Perk up your green salads with these caramelized nuts. I’ve made these with walnuts and pecans, depending on what I have opened. Last night it was walnuts. This recipe is from The Food Nanny, a great book with good recipes and good menu ideas, essentially assigning a category to each day of the week with […]

Russian Salad from Verdura

I picked up a used copy of VERDURA: Vegetables Italian Style by Viana La Place after reading multiple posts on Chowhound about how great the recipes are. I’m quite glad I did. I’ve mostly been making the salads but there are lots of pastas, soups, antipasti and even main dish recipes as well.  This Russian […]

Spinach, Avocado and Mango Salad

Shopping at Costco when you’re hungry and have a veg and fruit loving daughter with you can be dangerous! We have lots of produce to eat up.  When I made the beef spiedini the other night, I also made a large salad with spinach, avocado, mango and red onion.  We completely polished it off and […]

Corn and Black-Eyed Pea Salad from A Gracious Plenty

You could make this with almost any canned bean I think.  I like black-eyed peas but sometimes they can be tricky to find where I live. What’s good is all the crunch of the vegetables with the dressing.  Play around as needed! The recipe is from A Gracious Plenty.  I didn’t do anything to change […]