Saturday, July 11, 2009

Citrus Cabbage Salad

Again, balance out two different tastes. I wanted to add sour to a cabbage salad with lemon, so then add sugar to balance it out.

4 lemons
Lemon Rind
Soon to come


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Crunchy Croutons

Croutons are probably the most basic, common, simplest leftover anyone can do. DON'T THROW AWAY THE OLD BREAD. Yes, it might be a little harder than you like. That's fine, it's time for croutons.

Cut into cubes, drizzle with olive oil, add some garlic salt and toast in a baking tray in an oven for a few minutes or even your toaster oven. You can now save for days in a zip loc bag and serve them on your favorite salad.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fennel Salad

Salads can be scrumptious, and in fact be a whole meal. This fennel capsicum salad is healthy, delicious and will seem truly gourmet to whoever you serve it to.

  • 1 Bell Pepper (Capsicum)
  • 1 Fennel
  • 6 Cherry tomatos
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed peanuts
  • 1/4 orange, slices
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard bourbon sauce

Simply chop the solid ingredients above, add the orange juice, slices, salts, and a honey mustard bourbon sauce (can even find this in Safeway), serve and enjoy!


Friday, February 27, 2009

Orange Truffle Salad

The beauty of this dressing is you don't see any dressing. A clear dressing is something different, where you see the beauty of each food through a transparent glossy glaze. What makes this recipe luxurious is the Truffle Oil. If you can find a reasonable truffle oil, it's worth it. It can last a long, long time in many different recipes. The freshness of the orange juice, the richness of the truffle oil, the sensuality of the orange slices, makes this salad come together in one explosive taste sensation!

Butter Lettuce - 1 head
Truffle Oil - 1 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Garlic Salt - 1 tsp
Orange - 2 sectioned
Orange Juice - 3 tbsp
BBQ Seasoning - 1/4 tsp
Candied (Glazed) pecans - 2 tbsp (You can buy this in a store, or make homemade)

Mix all ingredients together

Plate it, eat it, and you're in heaven!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Summer Fennel Salad

Here's what to do with healthy, but slighty boring cauliflower. Add a fennel, and some spices, and get a refreshing, simple summer salad.

12 Cauliflower florets
1 fennel bulb
sprigs of cilantro
3 green onions
1/2 tb dill
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
sugar, salt and pepper - dashes

  • Blanch the cauliflower in cold water, then crumble
  • Slice the fennel
  • Chop the cilantro and green onion and dill
  • Mix together

For the sauce

  • Mix the EVOO, lime juice, salt, pepper, fish sauce and sugar
  • Fold into the mixed vegetables