Salads

Spring Chopped Salad

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May 1st, the day the Empire State building officially opened 83 years ago, the day the movie Citizen Kane premiered 73 years ago, the day the first KMART store opened 52 years ago, and the day Elvis Presley married Priscilla Ann Beaulieu 47 years ago, among many other events—who knew today was such an important […]

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Tanzanian Cucumber Salad (Kachumbari Ya Matango) — A Taste of Tanzania

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“Ufurahie chakula chako!” (the Swahili equivalent of “Bon appétit”) is what you would hear if you happened to be lucky enough to pull up a seat at the dinner table in Miriam Kinunda’s home.  Miriam, born and raised in Tanzania, a country located in the eastern part of Africa, is a blogger and owner of […]

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Holiday Waldorf Salad

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This post is brought to you by Green Valley Organics. With all the rich desserts and heavy meals that seem to accompany the holidays, I always like to make sure that I have something light and fresh up my sleeve to serve when the occasion arises.   I love making a Waldorf salad to serve […]

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Greek Inspired Pasta Salad

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What does pasta salad have to do with Halloween you might ask? Well, not much usually, but this year it was the dish I took to Mr. Fuji’s family Halloween party.  I tried to think of a clever name, since the pasta does look a bit like brains, but by the time the salad was […]

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Summer Stone Fruit Salad

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One of the reasons I love summer is that it’s stone fruit season!  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite salads, a stone fruit salad with a simple creamy honey and Greek yogurt dressing, over on the Chobani Champions blog.  It’s simple and fabulous.  Go check it out!

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Ensalada de Tomate (Chilean Tomato Salad)

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Ensalada de Tomate, or tomato salad, is a side dish that only takes a few minutes to put together.  This recipe is about as simple as you can get, but I thought it was important because sometimes the simplest recipes give an interesting window into the soul of a country’s cuisine, and such is the […]

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Grilled Endive with Strawberries, Pepitas, and Feta Cheese Dressing

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Summer is upon us and so is grilling season! (Okay, maybe not officially until June 21st, but it sure feels like summer here in SoCal with our hot weather and school being out!)  Last week Mr. Fuji and I teamed up to make the most fantastic fresh twist on the classic wedge salad—a grilled California […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Sunny-Side Up Salad with Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette

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A fried egg, with a perfectly runny yolk, is one of my favorite comfort foods.  I personally think that adding a fried egg to a dish means doubling your pleasure.

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Endive, Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad

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I need to make a rule for myself that I do not set foot in a grocery store when I’m hungry.  It always gets me in to trouble.  Always.  Except for a recent trip.  Last week I made a quick stop to pick up a few things at the store after dropping the girls off […]

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Golden Purple Potato Salad

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I’m a potato lover.  After my trip to Idaho last fall, I went from being a Russet girl (though I still love my Russets!) to being a Klondike Goldust devotee.  I cannot get enough of their beautiful color and creamy flesh (and thin skin that I don’t have to peel!).  And then there are my […]

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