Posts tagged as salads

Mache Salad with Hazelnuts, Dried Cherries, & Goat Cheese. Or Not.

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:46pm

Or Arugula Salad with Walnuts, Apples, & Cheddar. Or Frisee Salad with Almonds, Pears, & Gorgonzola. You see where I’m going. The recipe below can be altered, riffed on, adjusted endlessly. Use what’s in season, or your favorite combination, or whatever sounds perfect with your entree. All that matters is that you end up with…

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Egg Salad – Yes, Egg Salad (With Lemon, Anchovies, & Crostini)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:59pm

I’ll admit, this is a bit similar to the post below (grilled cheese with baby artichokes), as in, “How to Make a Meal from a Baguette,” but hey, a baguette makes a lovely meal, as do artichokes and eggs, so stay with me. Just like in Caesar salad, the anchovy adds a punch of salty-savory,…

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Taco Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:56pm

This isn’t a recipe – just a reminder that when you make tacos, whether with beef, pork, tofu, chicken, or beans, you can make the dish a whole lot lighter, more nutritious, and filling by turning your taco into taco salad. I don’t always do this – sometimes I really want a taco – but…

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Fresh Tart, Fresh Start?

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 16, 2010 at 12:56pm

So, what do you think of the new name? Moderate Epicurean has a special place in my heart, but it’s awfully clunky to describe to people and I was ready for…something crispier. I like both ‘fresh’ and ‘tart’ for meaning sassy, because…I’m (worse than) sassy (but what I really am wouldn’t make an appropriate blog…

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At Least A Little Bit of Green

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:30am

It’s officially cold, wet, and dark, pretty much all of the time. My summer annuals are ugly withered sticks, mocking me for my fall clean-up procrastination. The trees are turning – brown, not fall colors – the leaves falling in soggy, mushy clumps. The flu is even working it’s way through our home. All a…

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Bison, 101 Simple Salads

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 21, 2009 at 4:02pm

I lucked into a delicious dinner at Debbie & Stu the Wine Genius’ on Sunday night.  After a dry, dusty afternoon spent watching Little League baseball, it was oh-so-nice to sit in their lovely, shady backyard and sip a cool glass of white wine, ahhh.  Bill & Karla Forsythe were there as well, with their…

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Cured Pork

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 11, 2009 at 6:58pm

I don’t each much pork, or meat for that matter, but I have to admit that there is nothing – nothing! – like the power of a bit of cured pork to completely transform a dish.  This is not a culinary secret, of course, but perhaps these days it isn’t said often enough.  And it…

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It’s Not So Hard to be Humble

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:26am

Toasted breadcrumbs, duh! (Slaps head…) Why do I always forget about them? So easy, so incredibly delicious, and quite light to boot, since one piece of bread and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil make enough garnish for three servings of eggs or vegetables or pasta or fish or potatoes. In fact, there are…

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