Watercress Salad

Watercress Salad with Persimmon and Rhubarb-Ginger Dressing

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I love creative salads like this watercress salad. Inspired by the wonderful assortment of fresh farm produce, abundance of spring herbs, and exotic fruit sold at the farmers market, this salad is a mix of sweet persimmons, peppery watercress, bitter and spicy radicchio, plus a little fresh mint and chives, all tossed together in a tangy, sweet and sour rhubarb dressing and topped with buttery yet crunchy, and delicious...
Couscous Salad with Asparagus and Artichokes

Couscous Salad with Asparagus and Artichokes

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You may have noticed by now that I am a huge salad fan. I eat them every day -- not only is this insanely healthy but it also inspires me to come up with new and delicious salads ideas, which by the way, if you are looking for the perfect spring salad, then you are in luck. This delicious bowl of goodness is seriously tasty. It’s packed with bright...
Vol-au-vent (Königin-Pasteten) with a Creamy Veal and Mushroom Ragout

Vol-au-vent (Königin-Pasteten) with a Creamy Veal and Mushroom Ragout

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As a main meal or finger food, it’s representative of a traditional German or French dish made for special occasions or to celebrate a festive time of year. Armed with this information, and a festive occasion (my birthday), that was my wish. Königin-Pasteten with a creamy veal and mushroom ragout. It was a Monday night and I was looking for a break from dining out. Since we suffer fabulously from...
Thai Salad with Prawns and Pineapple

Thai Salad with Prawns and Pineapple

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I can't begin to tell you how yummy this Thai salad with prawns and pineapple was! It might just be the simplest, most heavenly salad I’ve had all month. Really, it was delicious and could very well convince anyone to consider trying pineapple in a salad. Seriously! It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spicy, but it’s not overpowering -- this salad has the right balance of flavor while encompassing...
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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This oh sooo good Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe is curtesy of my dear friend Magali. It's based on an adaption of a recipe that was originally published in Saveur magazine and later made famous by Oprah Winfrey when she highlighted it in a feature about supermodel Cindy Crawford. She claimed that it is something she makes often in her Malibu home… and that it's one of her husband's favorite...
Spring Radish Salad with Orange, Mint & Pine Nuts

Spring Radish Salad with Orange, Mint & Pine Nuts

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With the abundance of fresh local spring radishes picked at their height of freshness and flavor, I’ve been trying to think of other ways to use then rather than just have them play second fiddle as a mere garnish in a green salad. Why? Because I love these little root vegetables. Fresh and crunchy, they are a real treat. Especially in this spring radish salad where tasty sweet citrus...