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Week 42 – Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

The great thing about making salads is that they are composed of a little of this and a little of that.  A salad can start with the base from a great recipe, but then it can be tweaked and modified with tasty ingredients that are available from the fridge or seasonal ingredients that are available…

Week 41 – Roasted Pear Salad

My family has a weekly tradition.  We like to sit down to Sunday dinner.  I feel a little spoiled, because my young family is actually able to sit at the dinner table together most nights.  But between soccer practices, music practice, homework and all the adult meetings we pile on our plate, these can, most…

Week 40 – Broccoli Waldorf Salad

There are many classic American salads.  Coleslaw, potato salad and iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing have long histories.  Then there are the salads that were created in a moment of inspiration, although some might say there was also an element of desperation.  Caeser Salad was created by the Cardini family (there seems to be…

Week 39 – Fall Quinoa Salad

There are a couple magical weeks each year when we can find all the fresh, bright summer vegetables as well as the earthy, comforting fall vegetables. In Oregon, the time is now. This week, the Farmer’s Market was bursting at the seams with tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant as well as squash, pumpkin and kale. I…