2014 Here I Come!

It seems as though I took an unintentional two-month hiatus. At the end of November we moved and then the holidays hit and we didn’t have an oven (which is getting replaced next week). All that to say, I’m back! The next few months will be equally busy as work kicks back into full gear…

Fig Tomato Arugula Salad

Two weeks ago we spent the week at the beach. This past week we spent the week at my parents because construction unexpectedly began in our house after some other unexpected flooding two months ago. We finally “moved back in,” as it were, to our place tonight and it felt so good to be home….

Kale Soba Noodle Salad

When I told James I was joining a Mahjong group he asked, “What are you, the Future Old Jewish Grandmothers of America?” We like to start early. We meet once a month and each person who hosts the game also provides the food.  As a group of Jewish women, we take the food part seriously….

Thai Grilled Tofu Kale Salad

The first time I heard about a “massaged kale” salad, I didn’t believe it to be true. What do you do? Massage the kale? [Pause] Yes, in fact, that’s exactly what you do. De-stem it, chop it and massage. Kale – in it’s many varieties – is a tough, leafy green that is packed with…

Antipasto Caesar Salad

Over the course of a recent weekend, I felt like I ate a lot of carbs (pizza, bagels, sandwiches). I just can’t eat the same amount I used to – I’m getting old. I’m not gluten free, but I’ve noticed I reach carb overload a lot sooner! To counteract the carb-bomb feeling, I adapted a…

Lentil Quinoa Salad

Summer is around the corner and everyone’s always looking for a good salad to bring to their next picnic. Or this is great to make on Sunday and eat for lunch the rest of the week. It’s filling, fresh, healthy and really good. You could adapt it a but by adding sauteed eggplant, chopped tomatoes…

Bulghur Pilaf with Chickpeas and Tomatoes (Bulghur bi Banadoura)

Hooray for making lunch ahead of time! Making big salads at the beginning of each week makes making lunch easy. I’m already running fast enough out the door with my espresso cup half-full, let alone thinking about what to make for lunch! So this turned out to be a super easy and wonderful lunch-salad-option! It…

Tuscan Bean Salad with Sage

To kick off Veg Month 2012 (and to make lunches easier during the week), I made this delicious, super easy bean salad. Seriously, this is so easy (and versatile – but more on that later) that I know I’ll make this whether it’s veg month or not. It’s just nice to know that lunch is…

Arugula Salad with Fig, Prosciutto, Walnuts and Parmesan

The holidays are almost over and we’re all looking forward to the day when there are no more tins of cookies and brownies and sweets lying around the house. It’s quite possibly the one time of year in which we are so tired of desserts, we never crave them. We actually crave light, fresh fare!…

Three Bean Salad

The salad summer series continues! And by “series” I mean, here’s one more since the Italian Pasta Salad. When it’s 90 degrees and humid outside, there’s no need for a big bowl of hot chili. I just want a salad to cool things down satisfy my hunger without feeling overheated. Make this super easy salad…

Italian Pasta Salad

I just got back from Houston, Texas where I had some great BBQ and Tex-Mex. But when I returned to D.C., it was hot and I felt weighed down by the growing humidity. In an effort to escape all these feelings I made a trio of salads for dinner! This is just one of the…