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GREEN GODDESS SALAD + DRESSING

Green Goddess Dressing, though considered a token of late 1970’s cuisine, is actually from the 20’s.  You can tell because of the abundance of tarragon, anchovies and mayonnaise.  The only thing that doesn’t feel 1920’s about it is the absence of a hard boiled egg.  I swear 90% of recipes from the 1920s involve a hard boiled egg. A digression! […]
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SALAD BINGO

Salad fatigue is a thing, people. I try to eat leafy greens often, but coming up with new ideas for serving them can be a challenge. Then it occurred to me that every salad I whip together has more or less the same five elements (greens, protein, nuts, veggies, dressing). So here’s a helpful little grid with some of my […]
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GREENEST GREEN JUICE

The farthest I’ve gotten with a juice cleanse is about 8 hours. Lame, I know, but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that juice is just a delicious breakfast and snack for me. There’s something about a glass of green juice that just revives. I love this blend for all of the bright herbs, refreshing cucumber, and a hint of […]
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GREEN ALMOND MILK

In honor of the month, I’m adding a bit of green to some of my favorite classics. Almond milk is a fantastic canvas on which to build flavors, and adding a bit of fiber and vitamins with some kale, spinach, and romaine, is a great way to add a bit more oomph. What will you add to your almond milk? […]
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CLASSIC CROQUE MONSIEUR WITH ROMAINE SALAD

I was prattling on about my love of Nancy Meyer’s films until my husband and his brother interrupted that they had never seen her movies. They had a vague memory of her movie posters, the stylish yet accessible while keeping it together/falling apart heroines, and those chirpy, bright soundtracks. I could understand them missing The Holiday or Something’s Gotta Give, […]
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PERSIMMON LITTLE GEMS WALNUT SALAD

You might recognize this dressing, one of my favorites, from my Fuji Apple Salad recipe a little while back. It’s a little creamy, a little sweet, and perfect with fall flavors.  So when I say ripe, brightly hued persimmons bursting out of the farmer’s market stalls, I decided to put this dressing back to work.  It can be paired with […]
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A CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD GRILLED // VIDEO

Ok, I’m getting a little attached to my grill.  Leafy greens aren’t the first thing I’d think would be delicious with a bit of flame under them, but the burnt bits have a wonderful nuttiness that’s quite unexpected. The texture doesn’t become mushy or crispy, but slightly soft, like sautéed spinach.  With crunchy grilled bread and some shavings of parm, […]
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