Asian Broccoli Slaw

Posted on Oct 15th, 2010

The last time I made Spicy Peanut Pasta I was craving something a little bit more substantial than a salad made with lettuce. I've been wanting to create a broccoli slaw for a while and use the broccoli stems. I adapted this…

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Black Bean Salad

Posted on May 13th, 2010

This is my favorite bean salad. Not coincidentally, it's also the spiciest one I know. This is great to have with a light soup, or even just some chips and guacamole. When I make these tacos for company, I'll sometimes make…

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Creamy Purple Hull Pea and Grape Tomato Salad

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2012

Tonight, I'm making the Grilled Eggplant Muffuletta one more time. I have some dried cannellini beans in the pantry which I planned to cook up and use in a salad, but when I went to the grocery store, they had the season's…

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Curried Roasted Potato Salad

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2011

This is the second of three posts about great food for summer get-togethers. The first is here. My oven doesn't get the kitchen as hot as cooking on the stovetop does, so I roast vegetables a lot during hot weather. Since…

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Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Olives

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013

If you have any late summer cookouts or picnics planned, I have a terrific salad for you to try. Green beans bring the crunch, while tomatoes and basil provide a summery vibe. This is especially nice with gyros or an…

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Israeli Couscous Fruit Salad with Basil

Posted on Jun 5th, 2014

Every year in early summer the craving for a picnic hits. Unfortunately, in south Texas, that's when the extreme heat, humidity, and mosquitoes show up, too. This year, I got smart and got my act together in February. I…

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Jicama Salad

Posted on Oct 8th, 2013

This is a crunchy, refreshing little salad to have with Mexican food. I came up with this by replacing the black beans in this salad with jicama. Unlike the black beans, the jicama absorbs most of the salad dressing. We had…

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Pineapple Salsa

Posted on May 29th, 2011

Beautiful pineapples from Costa Rica are in season and have been on sale at the grocery store this month.  I love pineapple plain, but when I have this much available, I want to use it in as many recipes as I can. We had…

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Simple Black-eyed Pea Salad

Posted on Jan 4th, 2010

I love the tradition of eating black-eyed peas and greens on New Year's Day or soon after. These are wonderful, simple foods to help recover from the excesses of the holidays. We had this with some light, Mexican-style…

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Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Agave Dijonaise

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Before I became an organized person, I would cut recipes out of the newspaper or magazines and stick them in the front or back of one cookbook or another, planning to try them "someday." When had finally had enough of random…

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Tangy Cole Slaw with Homemade Mayonnaise

Posted on May 27th, 2013

  This is what I used my homemade mayonnaise for. I put some chia seeds in my slaw because I have them on hand, but you could use poppy seeds or leave them out all together. This was the perfect dish to have with BBQ…

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Wilted Spinach Salad

Posted on Feb 26th, 2011

Last weekend we took a trip to visit my grandmother, who I haven't seen in a year. We also got to visit with my aunt and cousin, who I haven't seen in almost 4 years, and I met my newest baby cousin Mary Rose for the first…

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