Salad Recipes

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    May 15, 2014
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    April 17, 2014

    Chef Justin Pfeilsticker of Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho on What He's Growing

    Justin Pfeilsticker, executive sous chef at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, has an enviable garden. He has passion for taking care of his produce and uses unusual (and often discarded) parts of the plant in his dishes. Lucky for you, Pfeilsticker gave us a sneak peek into his garden and shares an inspiring ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    January 22, 2013

    Fourteen Valley Restaurants to Take Your Sweetie Pie to on Valentine's Day

    On which day of the year does one-third of all Americans visit a restaurant? If you guessed Mother's Day, often referred to as the busiest day in the restaurant biz, you're wrong. Valentine's Day is the holiday that draws out the diners, so if you're planning a fancy date night with your special som ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    DIY Cucumber and Avocado Spring Rolls

    First of all, if there is a significant difference between spring and summer rolls, I'm sorry. Some sources say that they're the same and others note that spring rolls are fried and summer rolls are not. There is no consistency and I'm not one to make the call. I'm more accustomed to "spring roll ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    September 6, 2012

    AndyTalk: Four Riffs on Caprese Salad

    A Caprese Salad is as classic and iconic as a blue blazer or a little black dress. All three invite personalization according to taste. In other words the salad is capricious.

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    August 21, 2012

    Feed Your Dreams Winners Announced at a Damn Good Dinner from Justin Beckett and Crew

    See Also: Chef Justin Beckett Launches Big Money "Feed Your Dreams" Contest Back in late June, chef and voice of the popular Beckett's Table restaurant, Justin Beckett, put a call out to the community asking for people to pitch their creative, sustainable, food-focused ideas for a chance at $17k in ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012
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    May 17, 2012
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    May 2, 2012

    Chris Cosantino's Lasagna Bolognese

    This week in Chef Talk we've been talking with Chris Costantino of Costantino's Kitchen. His line of handmade gourmet sauces and seasonings began with one recipe, a recipe for tomato basil pasta sauce he learned from his Grandma Angie. Today, you can find his line of products at farmers markets ar ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Avocado Kale Salad

    I'm the type of person who needs to eat every three hours, at least, or I start to feel like I'm going to pass out. This isn't a problem when I'm at home, but it's a different story when I have to work. The challenge with having to work is learning to plan meals ahead. I stink at planning ahea ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Time to Squeeze Your Citrus and Make Lemon Dill Tofu and Raw Kale Salad with Lemon and Parm

    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 lemon, dill and kale. I've been asking all my friends with lemon trees to share any spare citrus with me. Well, ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    AndyTalk: Seeing Red ... Relish the Radish

    Take a cue (or a sound bite) from Eva Peron, who said "there are some oligarchs that make me want to bite them just as one crunches into a carrot or a radish."

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    January 31, 2012

    In Season: Asian Ramen Noodle Salad with Cabbage, Carrots and I'itoi Onions

    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 cabbage, carrots and i'itoi onions

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    January 23, 2012

    The Biggest Loser's Jackie Evans In Town February 11th for the Kids Fit Junior Spartan Race in Chandler

    ​ Good parents who love their kids dearly don't intentionally make choices that they know will end up making life challenging for their children. But it happened to Jackie Evans. She scheduled lots of sports for her kids but then would drive them all over town and swing by the fast joints on the ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    In Season: Kale Salad

    ​ 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 Toscano/black/dinosaur/cavolo nero/lacinato kale.

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    October 17, 2011

    Aztec Couscous Salad

    Aztec Couscous Salad is one vegetarian dish that anyone can enjoy. It makes a great lunch, light dinner, or side dish, and it's quick to toss together with roasted peppers, corn, black beans, and more.

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    August 10, 2011

    Rebecca Nab Young's Volga German Cucumber Salad

    Maya DukmasovaRebecca Nab Young prepared thus cucumber salad in one of her grandmother's bowls​Over the past couple of days we chatted with Rebecca Nab Young, author of the new cookbook, There is Always Room for One More: Volga German Stories and Recipes. Today, sh shares a recipe for her family' ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    In Season: Amaranth 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: Amaranth Greens Jennifer Woods​ Amaranth has come into favor with the healthful properties of the seeds (which can be ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Cheuvront's Washington Wine Dinner and Wasabi Cucumbers in Today's Eater's Digest​ ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Washington Wine DinnerChef Ryan Rivera will be preparing one of his excellent wine dinners tomorrow, June 8, at downtown's Cheuvront. We especially like this particular four-course win ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Fattoush Fight: Windsor vs Phoenicia Cafe What to do with these leftover pita?​What the fattoush is a fattoush salad?! In the simplest of terms, traditionally it's a salad made to utilize pita bread that is going stale. It doesn't sound so appetizing in those words, but that's why the pita bread for the fattou ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Build a Meatless Sandwich

    Carol Blonder​ What comes to mind first when you think of making a sandwich? A basic combination of meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo or mustard slapped between two pieces of bread. The April issue of Saveur magazine is filled with sandwich specials from around the world and got us thi ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Jared Porter's Polipo Salad

    Courtesy of Jared Porter ​ Yesterday we concluded our discussion with Chef Jared Porter of The Parlor and today he will show us how to make one of the new editions to his spring menu.We already know what you might be thinking about the complexities involved with cooking octopus at home. Contrary t ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Fresh Spring Rolls

    Carol Blonder fresh spring rolls​ Leafy lettuces and fresh herbs are more than just salad fixin's. Roll them up, toss in some protein, and you've got a wrap. At the Asian market, the sight of fresh Thai basil, mint and cilantro puts us in the mood for fresh spring rolls on Meatless Monday. ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Quinoa: Quick and Nutritious

    Carol Blondermediterranean quinoa salad​ Last week we featured quinoa in a cabbage roll. You found out about the ancient seed treasured by the Incas and called "the mother grain". Quinoa has a higher percentage of protein per serving than wheat, oats, buckwheat or barley and is gluten free. We h ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Matt Carter's Black Cod with Tomato Nage

      Keyon Fareghi​Our chat with Matt Carter ended yesterday with him explaining a little about why The Mission is different from other Latin restaurants in the area. The proof may not be in the pudding, but in the black cod dish that he will show us how to prepare tod ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Salmon Cakes

    ​It's funny how certain meals you dreaded as a kid, somehow turn into the ones you kind of really miss. So it is with Salmon Cakes, or salmon patties as they were known around our house. I never much cared for them except that my mom always served them with homemade macaroni and cheese that was s ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Budget Beat: Ararat

    By Jay Bennett Hummus, kebabs, falafel — just say the word and I'm there. So when a Budget Beat reader named Natalie said the word, I was more than willing to oblige. She suggested I hit up one of her favorite Middle Eastern spots, Ararat. So the missus and I headed for a faraway land called Avo ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Budget Beat: Paisley Violin

    By Jay Bennett Since being turned on to Paisley Violin by a co-worker a couple of weeks ago, I've been raving about the place to just about anybody who will listen. I know I'm a latecomer to its greatness, but better late than never, right? Situated in an old, standalone building in a semi-desolat ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008
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    June 6, 2002

    Pails in Comparison

    Southwestern flavors prevail in menu's Mexican-American war

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    March 21, 2002

    At Livingston's, Don't Presume

    Low-fat radicals launch an attack on soul food in Scottsdale.

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    March 7, 2002

    Grate Expectations

    Among the swanky desolation of Desert Ridge, there's the oasis of Grilled Expedition.

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    August 9, 2001

    Pasta la Vista

    Inconsistency mars the latest incarnation of Rustico

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    January 4, 2001

    Chop Shop

    George & Son's brings superior Chinese food to the chopsticks-challenged

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