Author: Caroline Barrett

Saag Paneer Salad

Saag Paneer Salad

This recipe is part of my May 2022 Times Union story. You can read the whole thing here. Salad and exercise just go together. It’s perfectly acceptable to forget your manners and stuff in bite after bite of salad—any kind of salad—after exercise. And, cheese and nuts, meat and anything […]

Beef Kofta

Beef Kofta with Lemon Tahini Sauce

This is part of my May 2022 Times Union story, all about food and exercise and sharing with the people you love (it’s always better that way.) Read the whole story here. Here’s a recipe for kofta, which is excellent party food (see above about food eaten with the people […]

Seared Salmon Salad

Seared Salmon Salad with crunchy and salty things

Here’s a salad for the in-between time, the sad, kind of grey time, when winter is over, and before there’s anything really growing in your garden. It’s right now that you just can’t stand the sight of another winter stew.  Early spring cooking can be either depressing (there’s not much […]

Vanilla Chai Spice Pudding

Vanilla Chai Spice Pudding

This recipe is part of my April Times Union story. Read it all here. My mother taught me how to love and appreciate all tea. I have sweet memories of barely warm chamomile tea made the way I liked it: with plenty of milk and sugar, served by my mom. […]

Asian Chicken Salad with Herbs and Crunchy Noodles

Asian Chicken Salad with Herbs and Crunchy Noodles

This recipe is part of my April Times Union story. Read the whole thing here. Asian chicken salad is a throwback to a similar dish from the ‘90s, one we sought out and ordered often in restaurants. Make this salad with any chicken: Poached breasts, leftover roasted chicken or thighs […]

Super Green Lentil Salad

Super Green Lentil Salad

This recipe is part of my April TU story. Read the whole thing here. I particularly love how one vegetable can be the spokesperson for an entire season and asparagus is certainly the one who speaks for spring. The stalks, sauteed briefly in a bit of hot oil, turn bright […]

Caroline Barrett, Mother's Day story

Celebrating Mom with Food and Time Together

Here’s my Times Union story for April. It goes along with recipes for Super Green Lentil Salad, Asian Chicken Salad with Herbs and Crunchy Noodles and Chai Spice Vanilla Pudding. ‘Tis the season, isn’t it, for all things Mother? Mother’s Day is soon upon us and in the spirit of […]

Recipes for Crepes with Nutella and fruit

Stacked Crepes with Nutella and Fruit

This is part of my March 2022 TU story. Read it all here. Would it be strange to pack a crepe pan among the twin sheets and towels bound for the dorm? I have never known a child or adult to not adore crepes, and knowing how to make them […]