Archive For The “Salad” Category

… and more Lettuce Wraps

By admin | August 7, 2011

I’ve been on a Lettuce Wrap kick lately.  Take the basic Asian Lettuce Wrap recipe I posted below and flip it a couple of ways: 1) Tofu Wraps: Substitute 1 lb firm tofu, diced, for ground meat.  Add 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 pint sliced mushrooms and 1/2 cup edamame during the cooking process.  Add [...]

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

By admin | July 24, 2011

These Asian Lettuce Wraps were a hit at a recent Kidney BEAN class presented by Kaiser Permanente.  During KIDNEY BEAN, RD Winnie Foley helps renal patients navigate the complex nuances of their diets.  And I, bring those recommendations to life with yummy recipes which we then eat. This basic recipe is the foundation for many [...]

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Black Bean & Raw Corn Salad

By admin | June 21, 2011

After graduating from college I took a road trip, following my Grandma, to Buffalo NY where I was to start my first “real job.”  Along the way we stopped to visit my Aunt & Uncle in Ohio.  Somewhere amidst MILES and MILES of corn, we stopped at a roadside farmstand and bought corn for a [...]

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Cantaloupe Edamame Salad

By admin | June 21, 2011

Originally I was going to use cucumbers for this salad, but there were none in stock, surprisingly.  So I thought what else is juicy with a nice bite, and for some reason cantaloupe popped into my mind and it works really well because it brings sweetness to the salad. 1 Cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and sliced [...]

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Grapefruit & Spinach Salad with Jicama and Fennel

By admin | February 20, 2011

Sometimes a dish defies logic and the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.  This salad is one such example.  While it may take a few minutes to cut up a jicama and slice the fennel, it’s worth it to get the crunch and flavor of these two underutilized vegetables.  Use a mandoline [...]

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