Lemon-Basil Potato Salad

Potato salad and summer make a perfect pair. I like that you can make it in advance and in may cases it improves as it sits for a few hours. [Read more…]

Healthy Curried Chicken Salad

Curried chicken salad is a mixture of two worlds – Britain and India. And, it’s not surprising we have British royalty to thank for it’s creation. The first mention of it was for King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935 (known as Jubilee Chicken) with the more famous version being made for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 (known as Coronation Chicken). [Read more…]

Baby Kale-Sun Dried Tomato-Pine Nut Salad

This is a great salad that can easily be adapted for an everyday meal or a Thanksgiving side. Over the last few years a few family members have served kale salads for our winter holidays. They’ve started with mature kale which requires a bit of massaging to remove the bitterness. [Read more…]

Fava Bean, Apricot and Pistachio Rice Salad

I’ve always loved rice salads and particularly so when they’re made with flavorful rices. This one starts with wild rice and brown rice as a base. I used rice from two separate packages but you could use a pre-made mix. Using different rices provides not only more flavor but also more texture. [Read more…]

Burrata and Tomato Salad

I was like a kid in a candy store this past Saturday at the Malvern (PA) Farmers Market. There were a few different stands selling tomatoes but when I saw that the Kimberton CSA (the first CSA in Pennsylvania) had sorted their cherry tomatoes into bins so you could make your own mixture I knew that I had to go to their stand. [Read more…]

Greek Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

This salad is so easy to make and a big hit no matter what the venue. I know because I’ve served it a tailgate at a Bruce Springsteen concert and in a box at the Devon Horse Show (the largest outdoor horse show in the country). It would be equally suitable at home, bridal or baby shower, or a simple picnic. [Read more…]

Brussels Sprout Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

When I set out for a day’s worth of festivities surrounding and including the 115th Army-Navy game last December in Baltimore I didn’t expect to come home with the inspiration for one of our new favorite recipes. After the game at M&T Bank Stadium we took a brisk walk to The Capital Grille in the Inner Harbor. [Read more…]

Moroccan Carrot Salad

A favorite summer excursion with my family when we were younger was to head into Philadelphia to have dinner at Marrakesh on South Street. Marrakesh has been in the same location for decades – at the end of a small side street where entrance is gained by knocking on the door.  The menu hasn’t changed much but that’s okay as all of the many courses are very tasty. [Read more…]

Avocado-Black Bean Salad

This month’s Gourmet Dinner Club theme called for a high level of creativity especially since I was assigned the salad course. The theme? Muffin tins. Yes – everything had to be made in a muffin tin. [Read more…]

Burrata and Truffle Oil with Arugula

In less than a week I found five people who had never heard of, let alone experienced the wonders, of Burrata cheese. In my world this equates to a culinary emergency – clearly I have not being doing my part as a food educator. [Read more…]