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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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