Papaya Salad (Som Tam)

I’m a fraud. I tell people I’m vegetarian but I still eat fish sauce, and I probably always will. I just can’t imagine the rest of my life without eating things like this salad, and they would NOT be the same without that pungent liquid that so many people […]

Tabouli

I used to have a fairly major parsley aversion. Too much of it (which usually amounted to anything over about 1/4 tsp) would completely ruin a dish for me. I think it was mostly a mental hang-up though, because I’ve been known to polish off loads of tabouli in […]

“Thai” Salad

Before you keep reading, you need to know I put those quotation marks in the title on purpose. I can’t stand it when they’re used the wrong way (to add emphasis, for example), but I used them here because although the Moosewood cookbook calls this Thai salad, I never […]

Asian Pear Salad

This year concluded my decade-plus run of not touching Asian pears. It’s not like there is anything particularly wrong with them, but on my exceedingly scientific hierarchy of fruits I wish to consume, they don’t rank terribly highly. When my grandparents moved into their new house (well, new about […]

Quinoa and Edamame Salad

My mom included quinoa in my last care package, and I was pretty stoked to see it.  Brown rice is fine, but I’m definitely starting to get a little tired of it, and I want to play around a little more with different whole grains. I found some fresh […]

Soba and Spinach Salad

I would like to call your attention to that cute little tree in the column on the right side of the page. The one that says “Super Natural Recipe Search” under it. If you’re trying to eat more whole foods, or if you get some new produce in your […]

Spinach and Eggplant Salad with Miso Dressing

I could pontificate for hours about my love of vegetables, but I will spare you the agony. Just know that I love them… pretty much all of them, a lot. In college, though, pretty much the only vegetables I ever ate were bagged salads and baby carrots (usually along […]

Roasted Eggplant Pasta Salad

I have a rocky relationship with pasta salad. It usually looks so appetizing, but turns out to be nothing more than mushy noodles in bland, overly oily Italian dressing. I haven’t really bothered to make many pasta salads myself because it just didn’t seem like it was worth the […]

Asian Spa Salad

There is a mediocre (at best) restaurant in the town where I went to college, and I’m now ashamed when I think about how often I ate there. I always ordered the Asian Spa Salad which, in retrospect, was really pretty terrible: a bunch of iceberg lettuce in a […]

Brown Rice Salad with Spinach and Balsamic Chicken

I read a LOT of food blogs on a regular basis, and I’m starting to see a trend: I gravitate towards blogs with a) fantastic, beautiful pictures and b) original recipes. This is because my blog usually has c) none of the above (but I’m working on it! I […]

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