I've been thinking about how to introduce this salad to you guys for over a week. I've been trying to think of proper metaphors and witty jokes, but all to no avail. Womp, womp... I'm just going to have to be straight with you and tell you that this is one of the best salads I've ever made or tasted, and that I really strongly urge you to make it. Beans are an incredible source of nutrition: They are particularly high in protein and iron, which makes them an excellent substitute for animal meat. They are also very high in fiber, which aids digestion, has been proven . . .
These grain-like seeds of South American origin known as quinoa are a super food by all means. "Keen-wah" is high in protein and fiber, while low in carbs, and it is gluten-free. Health nuts and foodies have been indulging themselves in its the benefits for several years now but I acquired my first box of it only a few weeks ago... I guess I wasn't curious enough. What I discovered is that it looks and tastes like bird food. The first time I cooked it, I meant to combine it with roasted eggplant, and serve it warm, drizzled with homemade garlic aioli. But, it turned . . .
This awesome recipe idea came from my e-friends, Declan and Erica (who are engaged to be married this fall!) I love, love, love goat cheese but often find myself at a loss of what to do with it. Until now, I had exactly one recipe for goat cheese, which was goat cheese and caramelized onion crostini, that I only make for Thanksgiving. This fried cheese turns out soft and sort of pasty on the inside, and crispy on the outside. The flavor intensifies in the cooking process so this recipe is sure to satisfy any lover of stinky cheese. (Yield: 4 . . .
I happen to love chicken salad. I usually make it with apples, pineapple and/or dried cranberries or cherries. This time I wanted to jazz things up so I decided to add one of my favorite things - yellow curry powder. I thoroughly enjoyed the result and I'm pretty sure I'll never make chicken salad without it again. Curry fun fact? It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And, studies show that it may aid in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. (Yield: 4 servings) Ingredients: 1 boiled chicken breast, diced 1/2 c finely diced apple (like . . .
The idea for this salad came from a wrap I ordered for lunch one day - a bad wrap. It consisted of poorly seasoned grilled chicken pieces and a medley of vegetables with a peanut dressing on the side. The wrap was overstuffed with vegetables and when I tried to pick it up and eat it, it fell apart. I gave up on its false identity as a wrap and consumed it with a knife and fork like a salad. Although the wrap was technically a failure, I loved how those vegetables tasted with that dressing. I decided to recreate that wrap, as a salad, without chicken. The salad was not . . .