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Old 06-22-2014, 12:29 PM   #21
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Oh, and this:

Four Persian cucumbers, sliced paper thin

Dress w/ rice wine vinegar, a bit of honey + pepper flakes (I'm obsessed with my Korean-style ones generally used in kim chi) and a shake of kosher salt.

Drain most of the oil from a can of good tuna and chunk it up over the cucumbers.


It was so good I'm tempted to go back to the store for more of those cute little cucumbers!
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:27 AM   #22
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Like Chef Michael Smith and Chef Amy Thielen, unless I'm testing a recipe, I tend to cook without a recipe--my taste buds are the determining factor. A bit of this, a dash of that, what else is in the pantry/freezer/cupboard/fridge. A friend recently mentioned to me that I put things in salad she'd never think of--pomegranate seeds, orange segments, chickpeas, black beans, nutritional yeast, corn kernels, chia seeds, hemp seeds, fresh berries, dried fruit (dates, cranberries, apricots), chopped olives, pickled peppers, grated garlic, ginger, nuts, cheeses--can't think what else off the top of my head...bacon! For dressing, I use EVOO and a flavoured vinegar or citrus juice. I'm not big on dressing--I just like plain dressing. I just toss together what I have--a bit of crunch, of bit of sweet, a bit of sour/tart, some protein, maybe some fried noodles or wontons, it all depends on my mood and what I have on hand. I was just surprised when she said that what I do with salads she would never think of doing and that one of the things she loves about coming to my house for a meal is that I always serve a salad that is a work of art (her words, not mine).
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:44 AM   #23
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Lettuce, radish, chopped celery, chopped carrots, snow peas, sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, no dressing = perfect salad :)
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:56 AM   #24
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Red Cabbage Coleslaw (with raisins, yogurt, apple etc)

Potato Salad (preferably with chopped boiled eggs and topped with toasted pine nuts)

Nicoise Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad (peppers, courgettes, tomatoes, with artichoke hearts)
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:13 AM   #25
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My choice

If I have to pick I'd have to say tham my fav salad is MARINATED TOMATO SALAD. :D
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:59 PM   #26
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Arnie's Junior...
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Old 07-20-2015, 04:48 PM   #27
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Coffee or espresso brings enhances the flavor of lettuces. I like to add a bit to the vinegar and evvo when using bitter greens.
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Coffee or espresso brings enhances the flavor of lettuces. I like to add a bit to the vinegar and evvo when using bitter greens.
Interesting. I'll give this a try!
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:03 PM   #29
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I use espresso balsamic but you can add espresso or coffee to your regular vinegar and EVOO vinaigrette.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:09 PM   #30
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What I want to know is why do Southwestern Caesar salad and Santa Fe salad have corn in them, but a cob salad doesn't?
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What are your favorite salads? Here are some of mine - Will post links to any of the recipes if anyone's interested: Thai-Style Pasta Salad Pacific Rim Caesar Salad Citrus Green Bean Salad Carrot Rapee Carrot, Orange, and Radish Salad Salade de Concombres et Chevre (Cucumber and Goat Cheese Salad) Thai Cucumber Salad 3 stars 1 reviews
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