This salad is at its most simple a great big excuse for me to make Green Goddess Dressing. I’m a California girl through and through and Green Goddess is too.
Though this dressing is just a tad bit older than me — it has been around, by some accounts, since the 1920s when a chef at the Palace Hotel made his West Coast version of the classic French sauce verte. If you grew up out west, you probably remember that Green Goddess was all the rage right about the time Madonna came out with Material Girl and Regan was our commander in chief. But, with time, this dressing went the way of shoulder pads and scrunchies and became all but obsolete.
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My favorite salad recipe to welcome spring — roasted salmon, asparagus, fingerling potatoes, and watercress with Crème fraîche Dressing.
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Apparently I’m emotionally attached to my grey scarf. I say apparently because this was totally unbeknownst to me until I couldn’t find it the other day. If you’ve ever been around me when the weather’s chilly, you’ve likely seen that scarf around my neck. I wear it so much that it makes an appearance in nearly every other photo of me during cold weather.
Well, I didn’t realize how much it meant to me until it went missing last week, which I guess is the reality of life. We don’t appreciate things until they’re gone. Lucky for me, I left the scarf in a sleepy cafe at one of the ferry stop towns on Puget Sound, so it was easy to retrieve. That might be a bit of an understatement, since I forced my younger brother to drive an hour out of the way just to pick it up. I then arrived at the cafe and they were convinced I was retrieveing a credit card because, in their defense, who would really be crazy enough to drive that far for a boring grey scarf, right?
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I know it isn’t ladylike to brag, but, admit it, do you have the best recipes around? Are your friends begging you for a special pie or side dish every holiday season? Well then now is the time to show off your stuff and compete against the best of the best.
This holiday season (ok, it’s not yet the holiday season, but it’s always great time for a little friendly competition), I’m working with Attune Foods to find the best healthy holiday recipes out there. There are four categories in total that you can join in and I’ll be joined by some of my favorite food friends, each of whom will judge one of the categories. So, let’s get down to specifics already!
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This kale salad with garbanzo beans, tomatoes, diced cucumbers, quiona, and feta is hearty enough to make a meal but healthy enough to feel good about eating.
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My key to eating well while flying is bringing foods that only taste better as they sit, like this recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta.
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It’s peak poblano season and I’m celebrating with this charred poblano pesto pasta recipe that’s easy enough to throw together for tonight’s dinner.
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It’s so hot that I can barely eat much less cook. Luckily, this tomato gazpacho recipe is so easy to throw together that it can hardly be called cooking.
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An easy, healthy recipe for chilled zucchini soup that’s meatless and make ahead.
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A simple summer grilling recipe for cocoa-rubbed pork tenderloin with a spicy cherry salsa.
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