Salads + Veggies

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Olive Salad, Spanish Style

Olive Salad, Spanish Style

This recipe is from my Times Union story for February, and goes along with Patatas Bravas with Saffron Alioli and Banana and Nutella Empanadas. One  cafe we visited in Madrid had a salad listed on its menu, no description. It was just: salad. I typically like salad, no matter what […]

Beet and Raspberry Salad with Pecans and Maple Vinaigrette

Serves 6 8 medium-sized golden beets  4 ounces mixed salad greens 6 ounces raspberries 1 cup whole toasted pecans ½ cup grated Romano cheese Fresh thyme leaves For the vinaigrette:  ½ cup extra virgin olive oil  ⅓ cup white balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons maple syrup ½ […]

End of Summer/Early Fall Salad

Makes four servings Olive oil 1 delicata squash, seeds removed and sliced 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced 4 shallots, peeled and sliced 4 cups salad greens 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved Kernels cut from two ears of steamed corn 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted […]

Quinoa bowls

Make Your Own Quinoa Bowls

From my August TU story, The Zoe tree. Quinoa bowls were born from an idea Zoe herself gave to me. If your kids are anything like mine, they love to eat out. They go out for coffee, for smoothies, for ice cream and sandwiches, even when there’s a full refrigerator. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Favorite Salad

Our Favorite Salad, with Homemade Croutons

This recipe goes along with my March 2022 TU story. Read it here. This salad is super simple and there’s no better way to name it than simply Our Favorite Salad, because that’s what it is. I’ve made this salad hundreds of times over the years, for quick weeknight dinners, […]

Cous Cous Salad with Pickled Onions

Cous Cous Salad with Pickled Onions

Here’s the salad that goes along with the Middle Eastern Spiced Steak Wraps. It was part of my January Times Union story and makes for a good weeknight dinner! Read the whole thing here. I made a salad to go with the beefy sandwiches, because, well, that’s what mothers do, […]

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Crispy Capers

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Crispy Capers

From my November 2021 Times Union story. Read it here. There’s always a salad on our Thanksgiving table and this year, I’m combining all the root vegetables I can gather up at the market and spreading them, roasted, over salad greens. The important thing is to be sure to cut […]