Salad Recipes

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    July 4, 2014

    An Homage to the Classic Caesar Salad

    I remember Caesar salads the way other people recall first dates. I can recite for you my best Caesar, and my worst; can list for you the most disappointing Caesars in my life, and how they fell short. I especially recall my first Caesar, prepared by my paternal grandmother, Giovanina, when I was 7. ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Perk Up 3 Great Recipes With Fresh Oranges

    When a recipe calls for OJ fresh-squeezed is the way to go. It's always worth the effort to take a few minutes and cut away the peel and membrane so that you end up with only the tender flesh - called Supremes.

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    May 16, 2013

    Cucumber 101: Three Summer-Friendly Recipes

    I grew up in a house where salad always meant iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber. I assumed that salads everywhere were the same. When a friend in high school asked me what I'd just sliced into the salad, I thought he was kidding. How could he not know what a cucumber looked like? De ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    3 Easy Recipes That Call for Nut Butters

    Forget peanut butter. There are all sorts of nut butters just waiting for your morning toast. More important, every jar of cashew or pumpkinseed butter is the secret ingredient to thicken your sauce, bring depth to your salad dressing, or turn tortilla chips into fancy hors d'oeuvre. See Also: And ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Salad in a Jar: Detox for the New Year

    If you want to know what time of year it is, or what's trendy in the food and craft world, Pinterest is your place. I'm not very fond of trying to keep up with the latest fads, but there are a few trends that I can get behind. Possibly my favorite trendy item is the Mason jar. I don't care what anyb ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    5 Dishes at Chain Restaurants to Skip for Something Healthier (and Just as Tasty) at Local Eateries in Greater Phoenix

    Eating healthier can sometimes be as easy as switching out one kind of food for another. See also: 5 Fad Diets to Avoid in 2013 and 5 Cleanses to Detox the Holidays Away So, inspired by the popular "Eat This, Not That" of Men's Health magazine, who, this October, published a list of the 20 worst, ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Three Must-Make Recipes to Use Up Your Fall Vegetable Harvest

    A winter garden is just one of the joys of living in Phoenix. We suffer through 110 degree summers in order to brag about our mild winters, if you can even call them winters. This also means we have a long season for things like carrots, lettuces and squash. But after a while there's only so many th ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    DIY Bread and Butter Jalapeno Pickles

    See also: Cook Your Hash Browns in a Waffle Iron? See also: Black Bean Salad With Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Chilies are in season! It's time to take advantage of this by stocking up on as much as possible. These bread and butter jalapeno pickles are a perfect way to say goodbye to summer and he ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Justin Beckett's Recipes for Grilled Peach Salad and Peach Cobbler

    Okay, so you took Chow Bella's advice and went out to a local farm to pick some peaches. Now you've got a crap-ton of them, they're getting softer by the minute and you'd like to use 'em before you lose 'em. Enter chef-owner Justin Beckett of Beckett's Table, who has graciously provided us with tw ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    AndyTalk: You Say Tomato, I Say Let's Get Cooking

    There were no tomatoes in Italian food until the late 17th or early 18th century. Indigenous to the New World, it was well after Columbus set sail that tomatoes made their way to the tables of Europe. There were no tomatoes on my own table until about 15 years ago. I grew up a bit of a fussy eat ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Menu Sneak Peek: The Uprooted Kitchen Southwestern Kale Salad

    Earlier this week we mentioned that The Uprooted Kitchen, a vegetarian food truck getting ready to start serving around town, plans to reveal its menu of salad bowls sometime in the near future. These bowls won't be your standard lettuce with dressing B.S. They're loading them up with hearty greens, ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Tuscan Kale Salad Recipe from True Food

    It's always a treat to go to True Food Kitchen to enjoy fresh juice drinks with their signature Tuscan Kale Salad, but when you don't have time to dine out,luckily they've shared the recipe to make at home.

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    January 17, 2012

    In Season: Simple Green Salad with Fruit and Honey Cinnamon Vinaigrette

    ​ Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using lettuces and seasonal fruit.

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    December 19, 2011

    A Merry Vegan Christmas Menu from Chakra 4, Green, and Pomegranate Café

    Still don't know what you're making for your holiday table? These three recipes from local chefs and restaurateurs will get you started: Chakra 4's Red & Green Holiday Salad, Green's Lemongrass "Chicken," and Pomegranate Café's Vegan English Toffee.

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    November 1, 2011

    In Season: Pizza-Oven-Style Pizza with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Topped with Arugula Salad

    Jennifer Woods​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm making a fresh pizza sauce with a tomato and topping it with dressed arugula.

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    October 13, 2011

    AndyTalk: Cooking Without a Net

    Philosophy or quantum physics (or some combination of the disciplines) suggests that one of an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters will eventually type a Shakespeare play. This leads me to believe that the average person can make a salad without a recipe.

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    July 7, 2011

    Hanna Gabrielsson's Summer Salmon Skewer

    Hanna GabrielssonLemon, olive oil and pink pepper marinated salmon skewer with mango salsa and Greek salad.​This week we met Hanna Gabrielsson, the woman behind the cute and friendly Scandinavian bistro, Beaver Choice. She shared her life story, opera preferences, and today, a recipe for one of h ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Arcadia Farms Strawberry Chicken Salad at Home

    Illustration By Cyndi Coon​Summer in Phoenix means salad. A favorite among the locals is the Arcadia Farms Strawberry Chicken Salad. But if you are feeling too hot to head out to eat why not make it at home yourself? Learn how to make Arcadia Farms Strawberry Chicken Salad after the jump.

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    May 16, 2011

    Bitter Leafy Greens

    Carol Blonderleafy greens​ When I first moved to the South and discovered the home style cooking of a meat and three, it cracked me up (and not in a ha-ha way) that the side vegetable choices were mac-n-cheese, creamed corn, squash casserole, mashed potatoes, and collard or turnip greens. The gr ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    In Season: Beets

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup aveg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Beets Jennifer Woods​Beets are very sensual. They are sweet, earthy, dirty, hard when raw, tender when cooked and j ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Devin Walsh's Summer Caprese Salad

    Courtesy of Devin Walsh ​Here Devin Walsh of Calistro Bistro gives the same advice he's received: Keep it simple.   Caprese salad is one of the simplest salads you could ever hope to make. And yet the combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil is more delicious than many more complica ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    In Season: Mustard Greens

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Mustard Greens Jennifer Woods​ So, this week we're delving into the happy land of mustard greens. Mustard, for me, ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Valentine's Day Showdown: Bistro Dinner with Our Resident Chef

    Jonathan McNamaraCarol Blonder with most of her Valentine's menu.​Our Virgin Cook, Wynter Holden, refers to the Valentine dinner menu as a competition! In spite of the size your knife (is that from the tool shed?) Wynter, game on! And no apologies, Cyndi Coon, Thrifty Cook, we planned our menu ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    The Virgin Cook Pops Her Cherry With a Bloody Mess

    By Missy & The Universe via Flickr I admit it. ​I have no clue how to cook food that tastes good. I'm practically a cooking virgin. When I met my in-laws, I tried to bake a pie for the first and only time. I had this ingenious idea that if regular pecan pie tasted good, a pie  ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Dustin Christofolo's Grilled Romaine Salad

    Dustin Christofolo opened his own restaurant, The House at Secret Garden, with the help of his mom, Pat, just years out of culinary school. Today, he shows off his talent in true Italian simplicity: Grilled Romaine Salad with a Lemon-Herb Dressing.

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    November 11, 2010

    Charleen Badman's "Green" Salad with Caper Vinaigrette

    Yesterday Chef Charleen Badman at FnB told us about her "research and development" trips, i.e. travel eating marathons. Today she shares her recipe for the New York eatery-inspired "Green" Salad.

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    November 10, 2010

    Heads (of Lettuce) Will Roll: Ling & Louie's vs. Fez

    In the last decade, American restaurant menus have been under siege. Mozzarella sticks have held off the invading queso and tortilla chips. Chili fries have been trampled by Southwest egg rolls. And lettuce wraps -- once an exotic foreign visitor -- are now a staple of Chili ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Poached Egg and Arugula Salad with Pancetta and Wild Mushrooms

    Carol BlonderPoached Egg and Arugula Salad with Pancetta and Mushrooms​ Yesterday we gave you tips and techniques for poaching eggs, perfectly! Today, a recipe worthy of your new skill. Poached Egg and Arugula Salad with Pancetta and Wild Mushrooms Salad: 12 oz baby arugula or frisee 8 slices of ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Spinach, Egg, and Bacon Salad

    ​There's something fun about a late night dinner that you throw together with whatever you happen to have on hand. That's what we did this week when we got home on the later side after seeing a movie. Of course, as is our habit here at Monday Night Martha, we turned to Martha Stewart for a little ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Chef Aurore de Beauduy's Summer Salad

    Photo courtesy of Chef Aurore de Beauduy. Chef Aurore de Beauduy's summer salad.​This week's Chef Talk was with Aurore de Beauduy of Vogue Bistro. Below is a recipe for her simple, fresh salad featuring heirloom tomatoes and purple basil. Bon Apetit!

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    July 27, 2010

    Justin Garza, What Are You Eating?

    ​Justin Garza The singer/songwriter for The Season Premiere plays with the band at the Desert Sound Music Festival in Yuma September 25. The band recently released a new single on i-Tunes, entitled "She Doesn't Know". What'd you eat for dinner last night? A 6-ounce sirloin steak with mashed p ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    All-American Potato Salad, Grilled-Corn and Eating in Your Bathing Suit

    ​The swimming pool days are upon us. Does anything cut through the heat like a jump in the pool? It's time to throw some food on the grill and eat outside in our bathing suits. What's that? You don't have a pool, you say? Well then find someone who does, and bring a couple of salads over. I ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Chef Talk: Charles Stotts' Grilled Bass with a Roasted Vegetable Salad and Banyuls Vinaigrette

    ​ This week, we've heard from Charles Stotts on cooking with friends, what's missing in the Phoenix foodscape and why spoons are the best kitchen utensil. Today he shares his recipe for Grilled Bass with a Roasted Vegetable Salad and Banyuls Vinaigrette.

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    December 9, 2009

    Chef Talk: Payton Curry's Fall Panzanella Salad and Spezzatini of Pork

    At Caffe Boa, executive chef Payton Curry (whom we profiled yesterday in Chef Talk) uses farm-fresh, local ingredients in his dishes, and these two recipes are no exception. The Fall Panzanella Salad features products that are in season right now, so if you want the freshest dish available, hea ... More >>

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    June 17, 2004

    Mediocre Mangia

    Sauce lacks sass

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    June 3, 2004

    Psycho Killer

    Zest invites no insults

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    July 24, 2003

    Sugo Wrestling

    Each go around just kept getting better

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    March 13, 2003

    Small Time Cooks

    The smaller the cafe, the more charming the food

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    February 20, 2003

    Beers and Butt-head

    A beer in the hand is worth two in the bird

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    November 15, 2001

    Fresh-Air Fare

    Two choice spots for outdoor dining

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    July 19, 2001

    Alice in Cafeland

    Savoring summer's little secrets at Scottsdale's Cafe Ted

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    April 5, 2001

    Four Ever Young

    Vive la France! Bistros bring fine, fast fare to the Valley

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