Al Gagnon was an intuitive chef who relied on sight and taste, not measuring cups, to make delicious food. The cooks at Red's Eats have preserved this approach, as this coleslaw recipe attests. 
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Garden Salad with Fresh Apricot Dressing
This salad is a great starter for a summer backyard meal. The dressing for this salad is something really special, made with fresh apricot, Dijon mustard, and a touch of lemon juice. Summer comes around only once a year, so take full advantage of it.
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This recipe hails from Vintana restaurant in San Diego, Calif., and pairs the likely combination of apples and nutty cheese for a unique and exciting grilled cheese. 
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Slow Cooker Shredded Pork with 'Skillet Apples'
A slow cooker makes this dish a snap. This fall-inspired dish is perfect for a Sunday dinner, as you can take the leftovers to work the next day, putting them into a sandwich, wrap, or simply serving them with a little brown rice for a nutritious lunch. See all pork recipes.
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Swiss Chard Tzatziki
I've been on a Greek yogurt kick lately. I love traditional tzatziki with cucumber but wanted to try something a little different. The Swiss chard delivers a slightly different texture (almost like spinach dip) and some added health benefits. Click here to see Swiss Chard: Not Just for Sides.
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I made this coleslaw for our little July 4 barbecue. It is based on a recipe from the Joy of Cooking. Of course that one has a lot of unhealthy ingredients like sugar, white vinegar, and mayonnaise, so mine is slightly different. It’s a new twist on everyone’s old favorite. And yes, you have permission to make it with green cabbage instead of purple. 
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A shrub syrup is a delicious, vintage-style syrup made with fruit, sugar, and a form of acid (in this case, vinegar). You can make shrubs with everything from blackberries to oranges.
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Traditional macaroni salad is given an extra twist with bacon and avocado. Click here to see 10 Great Bacon and Avocado Recipes
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Instead of your traditional salad, try this bean salad. It's healthy and takes little to no time to make.  Click here for 15 Asian-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes
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This barbecue sauce recipe from Delicatessen is as basic as it gets, and it shows how simple sometimes really is better.  Click here to read how to Make the Ultimate Barbecue Sauce
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Sweet Quinoa Salad with Ramp and Rhubarb Dressing
Another salad recipe but I assure you it’s worth it. This salad pairs perfectly with grilled tofu, fish, chicken, and burgers. The ramps in my dressing recipe are only in season for a short time — so be sure to toss them into your basket before they’re out of season in a few weeks. If you go beyond that — you can substitute them with scallions. The ingredients are quite unique; I’m not going to lie. But don’t let that deter you — this dish is a crowd-pleaser and a taste-bud-pleaser, too. It’s a nice array of fresh fruit, quinoa, and veggies atop a delicate bed of Bibb lettuce — which I am loving lately. It’s so dainty and soft… kind of like a big green cloud. If you can’t find Bibb lettuce at your farmers market, I suggest using red leaf lettuce instead. But, search long and hard for the Bibb; it’s worth the drive and the gas money looking for it. This dish is one that I find myself going back for "just one more bite" after I’ve cleaned the table and washed the dishes. Somehow a fork magically gets pulled out of the drawer and I kind of pick out a few pieces and pop them into my mouth. It’s magic, I tell 'ya. Pure magic. Go ahead — watch it happen right in your very own kitchen. You may not be able to put down that fork. See all quinoa recipes.
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Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette
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The rich earthiness of porcini mushrooms is highlighted by grilling them to perfection and drizzling them with a subtle black truffle vinaigrette. This is a fantastic appetizer for mushroom lovers that's a real treat for the senses. See all salad recipes.
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