Tag Archives: salad

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Last year, Mr. O and I made brunch for his parents on Mother’s Day weekend, and it turned out well enough that the menu’s worth sharing (even though I didn’t get around to posting it in time for Mother’s Day. … Continue reading

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Dinner in Fifteen: Couscous Salad with Grapes, Olives, and Goat Cheese

When it’s hot—and I know my best friend, who lives in San Diego, would not classify eighty degrees as hot, but hey, we live in Boston—I, like other sane people, do not like to turn on the stove to cook. … Continue reading

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Spring Salad: Lettuce and Cantaloupe with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Largely self-explanatory, I think, but the combination of fresh, crisp green lettuce, sweet cantaloupe, and tangy, creamy dressing is a winner. For the salad:  One large head of green leaf lettuce, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces Half a large … Continue reading

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Round Lasagna and Green Salad

On Sunday, we had a delightful time hosting our friends MP and ER, newly engaged, for dinner (made even more delightful by E’s homemade chocolate-chip cookies). Mr. O had the brilliant idea to make our vegetarian lasagna (more on that … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Feast

No recipes; merely suggestions. Menu: Green leaf lettuce with kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, red grapes, cucumber, and red onion Cilantro-lime chickpea salad, with olive oil and chives Couscous with lemon and parsley Tzatziki served with red bell peppers and … Continue reading

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All that Remains of an Unbelievably Huge and Delicious Salad

Arugula, Pear, Walnut, & Goat Cheese Salad with Bacon, Balsamic Syrup, & Honey 5 cups baby arugula 3 bosc pears, just a tad underripe, very crunchy, sliced 4 oz goat cheese (thanks, Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted until fragrant … Continue reading

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Barley, Tomato, Basil, and Feta Salad

Mr. O helped plan our dinners this week, and he found this recipe on BuffChickpea, which is the basis for our salad.  We made a few changes to the recipe we found, which was itself adapted from a Bon Appetit … Continue reading

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Kale, Black Bean, Tomato, and Romaine Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

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An Invented Salad and an Adapted Lasagna

This past weekend, Mr. O happened to see a cooking show that featured a vegetable lasagna, and since we had yet to finish the grocery shopping, we thought, “why not?”  We asked our Dear Friends LG and AR to come … Continue reading

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Refreshing Mid-winter Salad, Two Ways

Earlier this week, I made Nigella Lawson’s Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad (recipe here), since I had poached chicken on hand and cabbage is 49 cents per pound at Russo’s. Absolutely fabulous, but, as anyone who’s ever bought cabbage knows, … Continue reading

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Soup and Salad, Retro Style

My usual comfort foods are pretty run-of-the-mill — brownies, mashed potatoes, spaghetti, scrambled eggs and toast. But sometimes comfort takes the shape of a salad. Nothing fancy — just the kind of “old fashioned” salad that I remember eating as … Continue reading

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A Salad of Opportunity

Mr. O picked up a bunch of watercress instead of cilantro at the market today, but we viewed this event as a mishap of opportunity.  And so I present: watercress and radish salad, a little taste of Mr. McGregor’s spring … Continue reading

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Soup, Salad, and Dessert

Plain tom yum broth (no shrimp, but still not quite vegetarian, thanks to the fish sauce), and lime & avocado chicken salad sandwich. Dessert: pumpkin chocolate whoopie pies. I make them smaller than standard whoopie pies (I get twenty from … Continue reading

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A Little Supper

Salad: Romaine, fresh mozzarella, radishes, red onion, and quick-thinking vinaigrette (see a few posts back for recipe) Main course: puff pastry shells (you know me — I don’t make pastry) filled with sauteed mushrooms and chicken in sherry and cream.

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Dinner, Interrupted

Mr. O worked late tonight, so this dinner’s preparation was split, but all told, it’s still under twenty minutes, and nice to look at to boot. Kielbasa, Kale, and White Beans 12oz turkey kielbasa 1/2 bunch kale 1 can white … Continue reading

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Home-Cooked Meal (Not by us)

We were so lucky to have my mom and sister stay with us — really, take care of us entirely — after Baby O was born.  This is the delicious casserole and salad my mom made the night before she … Continue reading

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