Category Archives: Salads & Dressings

Early Spring Nutty Citrus Miso Dressing

Click here to view recipe. I am obsessed with all the fresh kale and greens this spring, so every day for the past two weeks I’ve been playing around with different salad dressings and ingredients. My favorite so far?  A … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Vietnamese Spring Roll Salad

Click here to view recipe. I heart Spring Rolls… the fresh, Vietnamese type that are not fried. These little gems are one of my ever enduring favorites for a hot, summer day.  When I think about Vietnamese Spring Rolls, I … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Pilaf

Click here to view recipe. Truth be told, most new recipes or foods I try in my kitchen are inspired by restaurants or food trucks that serve something I eat and then hope to replicate.  Often I do a little … Continue reading

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Hail Caesar!

Click here to view recipe. I’ve been on a Caesar Salad binge for about a month now…crispy heads of Romaine, salty homemade croutons, and creamy dressing: what could be bad about this?  I have all the fixins prepared ahead of … Continue reading

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Consummate Chinese Chicken Salad

As spring approaches it’s getting to be salad time again! So I’m re-posting one of my most beloved recipes … a real crowd-pleaser! (Originally posted in August 2012) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ … Continue reading

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Marinated Tuna & Bean Salad

Click here to view recipe. I could have titled this “I am sick and tired of winter and our lack of fresh vegetables” salad.   Don’t misunderstand … I’m a lover of all things vegetal, but by the end of winter … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-Inspired Salad Bowl

Click here to view recipe. “Wow, you hit this out of the park.”  Those were the exact words of my not-so-famous food critic/husband when he began eating this salad recently at lunch.  You shouldn’t lend too much credence to his … Continue reading

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Beautiful Black-Eyed Pea & Corn Salad

Reposting an old favorite … hopefully you’ll have time to whip this up before our beautiful corn disappears! (Originally appeared on May 22, 2013!) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Couscous & Lentil Salad

Click here to view recipe. Oh boy, this goes in the “one of my favorites” column – one hundred percent!  Long long ago in a faraway land, there was a new pasta carry out place in Seattle called “Pasta and … Continue reading

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Chef Laura’s Summer Salad

Click here to view recipe. I’m going to be honest here.  The real title of this should be “Zucchini Carpaccio with Leeks, Mint and Lemon.”  However, I knew the minute many of you read “Zucchini” you’d click to the next … Continue reading

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