Category: Salads

Seared Halloumi With Grains

Seared Halloumi With Grains

Halloumi (or haloumi), is often associated with the Greek island of Cyprus, and is a semi-hard, unripened, brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk and sometimes cow’s milk. Halloumi cheese, often referred to as a “grilling or frying cheese” due to […]

Roasted Beets With Burrata + Pistachios

Roasted Beets With Burrata + Pistachios

Roasted beets with burrata and pistachios: these are a few of my favorite things. There is nothing all that fancy or complicated going on here, just a salad, but a fantastic one. Earthy flavors combined with creamy delicious burrata cheese to make the perfect pairing. […]

Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad With Apple Cider-Honey Vinaigrette

Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad With Apple Cider-Honey Vinaigrette

Winter is a wonderful time. Earthy, hearty, beautiful root vegetables are in abundance. But what to do with them?  I say roast them. I love slightly browned roasted vegetables lightly toasted in olive oil. Straight-up, as a side dish or here, mixed together in a […]

Changemaker Series: The Girl + The Fig’s Sondra Bernstein And Her Iconic Grilled Fig And Arugula Salad

Changemaker Series: The Girl + The Fig’s Sondra Bernstein And Her Iconic Grilled Fig And Arugula Salad

Chef and restaurateur Sondra Bernstein, founder of Sonoma’s wildly popular wine country farm-to-table eatery the girl & the fig, is my featured Changemaker for November. Bernstein, whose mantra is “doing one thing is boring,” is someone I have long admired. A one-women show, Bernstein is credited with “putting Sonoma County […]

Kale Caesar Salad With Sourdough Croutons

Kale Caesar Salad With Sourdough Croutons

Sometimes the origin of food can be surprising. Things don’t always come from where you think they should have. Caesar salad is one of those. One of the most loved salads on the planet, this simple favorite is believed to have been created by an […]

Quinoa Vegetable Slaw With Peanut Dressing

Quinoa Vegetable Slaw With Peanut Dressing

I have not been shy about my love of salads. I am, however, an admitted salad snob. My husband agrees. I like my salads to taste good and to look good. Appearance matters. Making a salad look appetizing should not be that complicated: vegetables in […]