Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Fennel and Fried Goat Cheese

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A recipe for a market-inspired salad with baby arugula, fresh herbs, fennel, quinoa, roasted golden beets all topped with oozing balls of fried goat cheese. We approach the market tentatively in the fall. The number of vendors dwindles each week, and it’s difficult to know when to expect them to disappear completely until spring. The […]

Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad with Almonds

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A recipe for Chinese-style Napa cabbage slaw with two types of cabbage, plenty of green onions, cucumbers, and sliced almonds. I won’t judge if you choose to add crushed instant ramen noodles, either. We stood at the back door, watching the sky go from blue to grey. The trees bowed towards the grass, green leaves […]

Watermelon Radish and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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This springtime salad recipe is made up of thin slices of bright pink watermelon radishes, marinated in blood orange vinaigrette and tossed with fresh arugula , cilantro, avocado, and a sprinkling of salty feta. I stepped lightly through the spongy grass, picking up each foot carefully and placing it gingerly, testing how the earth will […]

Grapefruit and Avocado Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Grapefruit and Avocado Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

A green salad recipe with bright pink grapefruit slices, creamy avocado, and bits of purple radicchio and red onion brought together with a citrus vinaigrette to chase the cold away this winter. Each morning we are chess pieces in our checkerboard of a home, sliding by each other and hip-checking one another out of the […]

Honey Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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A kale salad recipe that pairs honey-roasted beets with crispy pepitas and goat cheese, tossed together with an apple cider vinaigrette. I’m standing in the kitchen over a bowl of steaming beets, watching as the sunlight streams in from the window and reflects off the whirls of thick steam rising from the bowl, dancing together […]

Avocado Caprese Salad: The Reset Button

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Don’t miss this summer recipe for an updated take on the traditional caprese salad with ripe avocado, shallots, and a hint of lemon to play nicely with the fresh basil, summer tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. I am in need of a reset button. A small black button, no cautionary signs or flashing lights warning you […]

Purslane and Soba Noodle Salad

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A bright cold soba salad recipe with plenty of crunch from purslane, daikon radishes, bean sprouts, and fresh garden cucumbers. This salad wants to be front and center on your end-of-summer dinner table. Confessional. These photos are some of my favorites of the summer. I threw the salad together and took them on the floor […]