Shaved Zucchini and Arugula Salad

Shaved Zucchini and Arugula Salad

I love zucchini year round, but right now, when they’re so abundant that people are practically giving them away, is the perfect time to try zucchini in a form you probably haven’t had before.  We’ve all had overcooked, mushy zucchini.  Many of us have also probably fallen for the trend of spiralized zucchini noodles.  I’ll come right out and say it – I don’t like them!  Raw they’re too crunchy and spongy, cooked they’re too mushy…it seems like there’s just never a good in-between.  Well, here it is!  This shaved zucchini and arugula salad is the perfect balance for a light and refreshing summer side dish. Read More

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BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Poblano Dressing

BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Poblano Dressing

I have a thing for summer food.  What do I mean by “a thing”?  Well soups, stews, and roasts are great, but what I really want year round is to be able to eat something light, flavorful, and that hopefully was grilled outside.  This summer salad hits all the marks. Read More

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Broccolini Salad With Prosciutto and Burrata

As I’ve grown up my definition of a salad has evolved.  My parents would have a simple salad at the dinner table most nights, but if I had to eat it my portion would be romaine, croutons, maybe some shredded carrots – no dressing please…  Then I discovered balsamic, so sweet yet tart, and wait a minute, you can put this on things that aren’t lettuce too?  These days my favorite vinegar is red wine, although I love champagne and sherry vinegars almost equally.  It’s bright, very acidic, and perfect for my everyday cooking which is usually some kind of blend between italian and californian.

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