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chopped summer salad
Salads, side dish

Chopped Summer Salad

This is one of my favorite summer salads. It is refreshing, flavorful, healthy and looks beautiful. You can adjust the quantities, use more fennel, or celery, or any other ingredients. It’s even better on the second day, served for breakfast with poached egg, for lunch with a piece of chicken […]

tuna salad
Salads

Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is simple, fast and easy dish to prepare. As usual, I add different ingredients, depending on what I have at home; carrots, radishes, celery, cornichons, olives and capers, they all work; from herbs, I like to use dill or tarragon, but if I have only cilantro or parsley, […]

beets
Salads, side dish

Roasted Beet Salad

Beets are one of my favorite vegetables, they are perfect with balsamic, garlic, red onion, cilantro and olive oil. Beets are sweet and it absorbs the flavor from the dressing and herbs. It’s a great side dish or salad on it’s own.

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Mets, city field and little more…

Even though my husband took all of us to the yankee stadium first week after our big move in to this country and I’ve attended few games after that, I still have no idea about the rules of baseball. Last few times I just walked around the stadium, ate garlic […]

chickpea salad
Salads, side dish

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad is an easy and tasty dish, perfect for lunch or dinner. You can replace almond with any other nuts (pumpkin seeds will be great), add more veggies (carrots, red bell pepper). It’s a basic recipe and you can play with the ingredients you have in your pantry and […]

chopped salad
Salads, side dish

Chopped Salad

The ideal chopped salad is a blend of the freshest, most colorful ingredients the produce aisle or farmer’s market has to offer. Summer is the perfect season for this salad. You can easily get fresh romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers,  corn and avocados. I found the recipe in book […]

french potato salad
Salads, side dish, vegetarian

French Potato Salad

What makes this potato salad French?  Dressing with white wine, mustard, and scallions or chives. There are so many potato salad recipes, it’s hard to pick the right one, but no matter what you pick,  most of them will be good, because, it’s potatoes, fresh herbs, olive oil and good […]