Tag Archives: Salad

Thai Meatballs w/ Herb Salad

Despite the name, this recipe is about two things: 1) a pungent, assertive Thai-inspired dressing, and 2) herbs. The meatballs are great and all, but when I get an irrational craving for basil, I make this. If you can find Thai or Holy Basil, even better (though regular basil will work just fine). I’ve made […]

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Recipe: Spring Salad with Beets

Due to my travel last week, I don’t have anything major waiting in the wings to be shared. But with Spring peeking its head around the corner here in Oregon, I had a hankering for something earthy and simple. For the first time since I covered the grill last year, I started craving salad again. […]

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Recipe: Carnitas Ensalada

Carnitas is one of my favorite Paleo meals, hands down. It’s fatty and succulent, easy to make, and feeds a crowd. Or, if you’re lucky like me, there’s no crowd and you get a ton of amazing leftovers. I will not lie to you. This is the best carnitas recipe out there. Why? Because it’s […]

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Recipe: Chicken Salad w/ Pecans and Grapes

Even when making the mayo from scratch, this is a quick and easy lunch option, especially when you have leftover chicken around. I toasted the pecans while I made the mayo, and then put everything together. It took about 15 minutes total. Chicken Salad w/ Pecans and Grapes 4 cups chicken, cooked and diced 1/3 […]

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Sardine Salad w/ Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette

I had never tried sardines before and this salad made them palatable. I know that doesn’t sound like the most ringing of endorsements, but coming from me, it’s a freaking blue ribbon. But truly, this salad is a powerhouse of Omega-3s and healthy, satiating fats. The assertive flavors here help balance out the briny sardines. […]

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Recipe: Shrimp Salad w/ Chive Mayo

Since my Whole30 began, I’ve been mourning the loss of some convenience foods (like salami, bacon, and cheese) while discovering others. This recipe makes good use of one of my discoveries. I always glance toward the fish case at my co-op, but don’t always pause. But as I was pondering what to make for lunch […]

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Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Peaches w/ Arugula

Here’s another lovely grill-it-and-put-it-on-leaves recipe. The ingredient list is mercifully short. Fresh produce and some lovely char do all the heavy lifting. We’re a little behind up here in Oregon. After a long and wet spring, our peaches are finally beginning to appear. The crops aren’t great, but I’ll take what I can get. Two […]

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Recipe: Thai-Inspired Steak Salad w/ Green Beans

Heirloom tomatoes are everywhere right now. The heat of summer has finally paid off in huge, bursting-at-the-seams glories in red, yellow, and green. If you’re in an area that favors beefsteak tomatoes, you’re in luck with this one. I found some Thai basil at the Farmers’ Market and knew I needed a recipe that used […]

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Recipe Shout-Out: Grilled Tuna Salade Niçoise

This one is just too amazing to keep to myself, thank you Epicurious.com (here, and P.S.—Be sure to click on the link in the recipe to “boiling salted water” and read the reviews there). I make this at least once a summer when all of this is seasonally available at my Farmers’ Market. And surprisingly, […]

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Recipe: Steak and Goat Cheese Salad

Can I just go ahead and declare my love for goat cheese? To all of you out there who avoid dairy, you can go ahead and make this salad sans goat cheese but really, why would you? The warm steak. The softened red onions. They warm up the goat cheese so that you don’t need […]

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