Orzo with Everything

My favorite summer salad! When going to a “get together” my favorite thing to bring is Orzo with Everything! Simple to make, I love the different textures it provides! It’s surprising to take a bite into the pasta and crunch a pine nut! Yummy!     1 1/2 cups orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 10 ounces) […]

Carrot, Beet, and Watercress Salad

This salad has a delicious vinaigrette — very . . . drinkable! Trisha 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into fine matchstick julienne (about 1 cup) 1 large beet, peeled and cut into fine matchstick julienne (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion (You can lightly steam or roast the vegetables — […]

Southwestern Chopped Salad

Serves 4 – 6 Salad 1 c. pico de gallo salsa, or any fresh chopped salsa 1 c. chicken, cooked and chopped 1 c. grated cheddar cheese 1 c. avocado, chopped ½ c. cilantro, cleaned and chopped 1 c. cooked black beans 1 c. fried tortilla strips or chips 1 head romaine lettuce, cleaned and […]

Thai Chicken Chopped Salad

Serves 4-6 Salad 1 c. bean spouts 1 c. chicken, cooked and chopped (I sauté it briefly with ginger then finish it in shoyu and sherry.) 1 c. grated carrots 1 c. cucumber, cleaned and chopped ½ c. cilantro, cleaned and chopped 1 c. Belgian endive, cleaned and chopped 1 c. roasted peanuts ½ head […]

Smoked Turkey Salad with Bing Cherries and Hazelnuts

SMOKED TURKEY SALAD WITH BING CHERRIES AND HAZELNUTS Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. 1 1/4 pounds smoked turkey breast, diced 1 cup chopped green onions 3/4 cup chopped celery 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 8 ounces mixed baby greens […]

Turkey Chopped Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing

4 Main Course Servings 1 large avocado, halved, pitted 1 ½ T. fresh lime juice 1 ½ t. chili-garlic sauce 3 T. olive oil 2 c. diced cooked maple-honey turkey (about 10 oz.) 1 c/ diced peeled jicama 1 c. diced red onion 1 large red bell pepper, diced ½ c. plus 1 T. chopped […]

Asian Noodle Salad

Salad 1 lb. linguine 1/8 c. sesame oil 1 – 2 ½ lb already roasted chicken, skinned, boned, shredded. 1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 c. snow peas, lightly steamed, then refreshed in cool water (or thaw a box of frozen snow peas – – easier!) 1-2 jalapeno chilies […]

Mediterranean Rice Salad

Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes 2 cups chopped spinach leaves 1 red bell […]

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Bucatini with Garlic Crumbs

For the garlic bread crumbs: 1 clove garlic 1  c. French bread cubes 1 t. olive oil salt to taste for the pasta: 2 strips thick-sliced bacon, diced 1 c. grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 t. sugar ½ c. thinly sliced leeks ¼ c dry white wine ½ c, chicken broth 1 t. red wine vinegar […]

Foolproof All-Butter Pastry Dough

If preparing the pastry in a warm kitchen, refrigerating all of the ingredients for 30 minutes before preparing the recipe will help to keep the dough cool during preparation. Disks of dough wrapped tightly in plastic wrap can be frozen for up to a month; before rolling the dough, thaw it in the refrigerator and […]