Coconut Noodles (or Zoodles!)

Coconut Noodles Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) I made these coconut noodles for a last-minute side dish to take to a pool party. I have the most best friends because they always welcome my food experiments as willing guinea pigs and even offer constructive feedback. Though this coconut noodle salad evidently needed no adjustments because […]

Taco Salad

Taco Salad Tortilla Bowls! (scroll down for printable recipe) No rinky-dink taco salad, this one is served up in a flour tortilla bowl just like at Taco Bell. Except you make it at home, without the questionable ingredients. You can still have it with Taco Bell sauce, though, if you find a few packets in […]

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta salad video (scroll down for printable recipe) This is one of the simplest pasta salads one could make, and everyone in the world — or at least the potluck — loves it. Instead of balsamic vinegar, I use white wine or champagne vinegar with a little sugar added to keep the color of […]

Spicy Black-eyed Pea Salad

With the new baby sucking up all my time, I have just about zero hours a day to cook, so things that can be made in advance are the tops, as are things that can be begun and then halted for 2-48 hours until I get a chance to get back in the kitchen and finish them. […]

Butternut and Barley Salad

  Giveaway and a salad recipe! Pacific Merchants sent me this beautiful wooden salad bowl and tongs set; see their handcrafted acacia wood pieces here. I made a butternut and barley salad to go in mine, which would be a great addition to a Thanksgiving table but also fits the bill perfectly for the make-abead, complete-meal kinds […]

Vegan Caesar Salad

Vegan Caesar Salad Video – scroll down for recipe This vegan Caesar dressing is made from soaked cashews and avocado, with plenty of lemon juice. Don’t be afraid of the salt measurement. It’s necessary since we are omitting the salty anchovies, too. Of course, if you’re only interested in this as an egg-free Caesar dressing, […]

Kale Salad with Goji Berries

The thing about kale salad as you’ve probably heard by now, is you need to massage it. Rub it down with some oil and salt, break up the fibrous veins and make it tender. Man, that sounds sexy. Kale salads also benefit from a little something sweet like fresh or dried fruit. In this case […]

Spicy Potato Salad

Just to prove that potato salad doesn’t have to be beige (and because one time we were out of mayonnaise) I came up with this spicy potato salad which is a wonderful switcharoo from classic potato salad. The dressing is high in vinegar so it’s tart and the spiciness can be adjusted by using different […]

Greek Pasta Salad

It’s summer time and that means it’s pasta salad time! The basic reasoning behind that is: A. pasta salad can take any and all kind of summer vegetables you have on hand and be perfectly happy and delicious, and B. pasta salad is easy as hell and gets even better after a day in the […]