Latest Recipes

SALADS

Thai Steak Salad with Rice Noodles

(Serves 4) Needs 24 hours time for marination For marinade: 1/2 cup soy sauce 3 tbsp ginger, grated 3 tbsp garlic, minced 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp dark sesame oil For salad dressing: 3/4 cup lime juice (from 6 limes) 2/3 cup fish sauce 1 tbsp garlic, minced 1 […]

SALADS

Quinoa Tabbouleh

3 cups (packed) fresh flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup (packed) fresh mint leaves 3 cups cooked quinoa, cold 1/3 cup Extra Virgin olive oil 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 English Cucumber, small dice 1/4 cup red onion, small dice (optional) 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground […]

SALADS

Steak Shawarma Salad

Difficulty Easy

(Serves 3 people) 1 lb skirt steak 1 large onion, sliced or julienned 3 romaine hearts, chopped 1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced 1/2 English cucumber, shaved on mandoline 3-4 radishes, shaved on mandoline 2 avocados, sliced 1/4 cup mint, torn 1/2 cup tahini 2 small lemons, juiced […]

SAUCES

Foolproof Basil Pesto

(Makes appx 1 1/2 cups) 2 cups basil leaves, clean and dry 2 cloves garlic, smashed 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/3 cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt Use a blender or immersion blender and tall receptacle for this recipe. […]

SALADS

Cabbage, Broccoli, and Carrot Slaw with Miso and Ume Plum Dressing

(Serves 2) A food processor with a shredder blade makes this salad come together very quickly. 4 cups cabbage, shredded 3/4 cup broccoli stems, shredded or julienned 3/4 cup carrots, shredded or julienned 1 cup shelled edamame, cooked and cooled to room temperature 1 avocado, sliced sesame seeds, for garnish […]

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Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Radish Salad with Whipped Ricotta Toast

(Serves 2) 6 or 7 thick stemmed asparagus (skinny ones won’t work), bottoms trimmed 3 medium radishes, shaved on a mandoline 1 cup snap peas, julienned 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts 1 tbsp fresh mint, torn 1/2 tsp lemon zest 5-6 tbsp extra virgin […]

SALADS

Zucchini, Snap Pea, and Quinoa Salad

(Serves 2 heartily, or 4 as a side) 2 medium zucchini 2 cups snap peas 2 cups cooked quinoa, cold 1 jalapeno, sliced 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tsp honey 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt black pepper, from peppermill Make dressing by whisking honey and vinegar […]

SALADS

English Pea and Baby Zucchini Pasta Salad with Burrata

(Serves 2 heartily, or 4 as a side) 1 1/2 cups cooked small shaped pasta (regular or gluten free, I used shells), room temperature 1 cup English peas, blanched (instructions in recipe) 1 cup baby zucchini, shaved thinly on mandoline 2 endives, washed and dried, leaves pulled off the core […]

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Kale and Cucumber Salad with Greek Yogurt and Feta Dressing

(Serves 2) 3 Kirby cucumbers, thinly sliced (I use a mandoline) 2 cups kale, stalks removed, chopped 3-4 oz feta cheese, crumbled 1 clove garlic, smashed 1/2 cup fresh herbs (I recommend dill, mint, and basil, but use what you like), coarsely chopped 1 cup Greek yogurt (fat content negotiable, […]

SALADS

Sarah’s Dream Pizzeria Salad

(Serves 2) 1 cup radicchio, chopped 1/2 cup zucchini, medium dice 4-5 oz mozzarella, cubed 1 tbsp capers, drained 1 cup roasted cauliflower, room temperature, cut into one inch pieces 3/4 cup cooked chick peas, room temperature 12 slices soppressata 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp dried basil 1/4 tsp […]

DIPS

Whipped Pesto Ricotta Dip

(makes appx. 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup pesto (homemade or store bought) pinch of Kosher salt black pepper Add ricotta, salt, and a few cranks of black pepper to the bowl of a food processor and process for […]

SALAD DRESSINGS

3 Ingredient Miso Tahini Dressing

(Serves 4) 2 tbsp sweet white miso paste 2 tbsp seasoned rice wine vinegar (if all you have is plain rice wine vinegar, add 2 tsp honey to it) 1/2 cup tahini room temperature water (about 1/2 cups) In a small bowl, using a fork, whisk miso paste and vinegar […]

SALAD DRESSINGS

Classic Blue Cheese Dressing

Makes 1 1/4 cup 1/2 cup buttermilk 2-3 oz crumbled blue cheese (Maytag is frequently used, but any good quality will do) 1 clove garlic, finely chopped the juice of 1/2 a lemon dash of Worcestershire sauce Kosher salt (to taste) black pepper (to taste) Whisk all ingredients except for […]

SALAD DRESSINGS

Avocado Lime Dressing

(Serves 2) 1 medium avocado, peeled, pit removed 1 small lime, juiced 1/4 cup cool water 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil pinch of sugar Kosher salt (to taste) black pepper (to taste) In blender, food processor, or using immersion blender and small carafe (ideal for this amount of dressing), […]

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Blood Orange and Fennel Salad with Walnut Dukkah

(Serves 2) 4 blood oranges 1 bulb fennel, shaved on a mandolin 1 cup shaved Brussels sprouts 1/2 cup celery, shaved on mandolin 4 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp seasoned rice wine vinegar (if using unseasoned, whisk 2 tsp honey into rice wine vinegar before adding) Kosher Salt black pepper […]

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Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons

(Serves 2) 4 cups shaved Brussels sprouts 2 oz Parmigiano Reggiano 1-2 cups Parmesan Croutons (recipe below) Eggless Caesar (recipe below) Kosher Salt Black Pepper Assemble salad by placing Brussels sprouts and at least one cup of croutons (more if you’re a crouton bully like me!) in a large bowl. […]