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Dinner Rush! Seared Lemon Caesar Salad

Now that we’re a fresh and free-wheeling three weeks into the New Year, it’s clear that you’re doing everything right. You’re hitting the gym, drinking less, sleeping better and pounding back salads for lunch like it’s your job. Right? Three out of four? Really it’s that last part that’s cause for most concern. There’s a […]

How to Build a Power Salad

Not that salads ever go out of style, but the farmers’ markets are currently bursting with greens, making me deem this salad season. While side salads definitely offer a green counterpoint to whatever else you’re eating, they can be standalone meals — if you know what to add. If you’re looking to turn your salad […]

Dinner Rush! Beet Salad With Crispy Goat Cheese

I resorted to blowing the dust off from one of my old culinary schoolbooks the other night while canvassing for confirmation of a culinary fact in dispute. Welcome to my world. As I cracked the spine and thumbed through pages of notes (I’m a big advocate of writing in my books), an unexpected kick of […]

Sensational Sides: 5 Ways to Use Arugula

Arugula is one of those greens that tastes amazing all on its own. It’s a little bit spicy so you don’t need much to make a complete salad burst with flavor. Complement the spice with a citrus or creamy dressing, add in nuts or crispy bacon for crunch and toss with vegetables or protein to […]

Dinner Rush! Steak House Chopped Salad

We’re keeping the math pretty simple this week, folks. I am such a sucker for a classic, stuffy, old-fashioned iceberg wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, and a big ol’ steak dinner also happens to make me weak in the knees. What happens when we put these two wondrous creations together? BOOM! Steak House Chopped […]

Dinner Rush! Glazed Pork Loin With “Salad Bar” Salad

Time was not on my side this last week. I know you know the feeling — work meetings, cat feedings, domestic chores and professional bores (c’mon, that was pretty good, right?). Point is, when it came to making dinner, it was the last thing I had time to commit to. While tearing through the aisles […]

Party With a Purpose: Sweetgreen’s Sweetlife Festival

  This past Saturday, Cooking Channel went behind the scenes of the East Coast’s most eco-friendly music and food event of the season: Sweetgreen’s Sweetlife Festival. Sweetgreen, a DC-based salad restaurant known for locally-sourced ingredients and sustainable practices, is expanding fast and bringing its unique salads and eco-friendly philosophy of “living the sweetlife” with it. While […]

Un-Ode to Eggs, Cholesterol and All

I set out not to write an ode to eggs. I was afraid I would be too obvious, embarrass myself with my unabashed affection for them. My love started long ago. Mom would serve eggs for breakfast every morning before school. It got me through until lunchtime, headache and hunger-pain free. Those things tasted good […]

Pomegranate Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

The simplicity of a fresh salad is one of the hallmarks of all our meals. Regardless of what is on the menu, a simple seasonal salad is our favorite way to start the feast. Fresh, crisp lettuce, a bright addition of fruit and tangy vinaigrette is the perfect starter to please the palate.

Fall Fest: Apples Give Salad Crunch

You could spend hours browsing the in season apple selections at the famers’ market but I’m happy to head right to the Honey Crisp variety. Some might call these the “fancy” variety because they can be a bit more expensive. But one bite of this super sweet and crunchy gift from the orchard and I promise, you’ll be sold.

So I’m happy to eat these as soon as I can get my hands on them, but their super-sweet quality and zero chance for mealy texture, makes them the perfect candidate for a salad mix-in.

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