Posts Tagged ‘salad’

This is recipe #181 and is supposed to be made with Bibb lettuce, but since I couldn’t find Bibb, and really the dressing is the star, I chose another type of lettuce.

I don’t know which is my favourite between this one and the buttermilk ranch – they’re both very flavorful and make any salad so much tastier. I use lowfat sour cream and mayo when I make creamy salad dressing but they still pack a punch of flavor. I haven’t bought salad dressing in years…not when you can make amazing dressing at home in a few minutes with a wuj of the food processor. (Wuj: Technical term for food spinning around in a food processor).

Here’s a pic of my salad before I slapped a salmon filet next to it:

This recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook. It can be found on the Food Network here.

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Cooking with lobster makes me feel indulgent. It’s a pretty pricey ingredient and anytime I make a lobster dish that doesn’t clearly showcase the lobster as the main star of the dish, I feel sassy and impudent, like a spoiled brat. “I *know* it’s lobster, but I’m going to nonchalantly toss it into a salad, just because I can.” 🙂

The cool thing about this recipe is that the lobster is definitely the star even though it shares the plate with pasta shells, corn, yellow bell pepper, tomatoes and a delicious mayo/sour cream/lemon dressing. The lobster elevates this salad to a whole new level.

Make it now.

As I was cleaning the lobsters and the yummy smells surrounded me, I just wanted to pack my bags and hightail it to the Maritimes for more! 🙂

Recipe can be found on the Food Network site here. It’s from the How Easy is That cookbook from the Barefoot Contessa. This is recipe #180 of 607 in my Cooking Challenge (that’s just under 30%!).

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I served this alongside grilled salmon for dinner tonight paired with the Thirty Bench Steel Post Riesling. Tasty. 🙂 The recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and can be found on the Food Network site here.

The cider vinegar gives it some tang, fresh basil is always delicious… Very nice!

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Today was a good kitchen day!  I made two recipes and served them both for supper.

The first was a vegetarian lasagna with Portobello mushrooms and decadent sauce with cheese. Truly wonderful – yummy comfort food.

The second was a quick salad with spinach, peas, pesto and parmesan. All that green justified the luscious sauce of the lasagna. 🙂

Both recipes are from the Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook.

The recipes can be found on the Food Network site – links below:

Portobello Mushroom Lasagna

Pesto Pea Salad


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Supper: Chicken, celery, green grapes, fresh tarragon, mayo, salt & pepper. Simple and tasty.

This recipe was from the Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook and the recipe can be found here.

This is recipe #174 of 607 in my cooking challenge.

No, there’s no pic. Too hungry to wait. 🙂

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I just made this for lunch. MmmMmm!

Grilled tuna (seared outside, raw inside), avocado, red onion and scallions tossed with a zesty dressing: lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, soy sauce, wasabi powder and tabasco sauce. Served with slices of baguette. I’ve fallen in love with avocados…they bring any dish a level of freshness that’s hard to beat. The bright green mixed with the pink of the raw tuna and purple of the onion makes a pretty presentation too. 🙂

This recipe is from the Barefoot at Home cookbook and it can be found here.



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Ahhh, bliss. I made this for lunch (served alongside spinach and cheese ravioli) and it was amazingly good. Light, flavourful…I seriously didn’t want this salad to end!

The recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa in Paris cookbook and can be found here.

I’m sorry I didn’t get a picture – I ate it too fast!!!

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