Tarragon Turkey Salad

Another use for leftovers from Turkey Day!  This would also be good with cooked chicken or tuna fish.

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This is one way to use up some turkey leftovers.  This recipe calls for ground turkey, but you could just as easily substitute chopped, cooked turkey!

Blueberry Bulgur Salad

Blueberries and other berries are a staple of our Pacific Northwest.  When paired with other fresh, wholesome ingredients, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that.  Bulgur is a whole grain and as such has a lower glycemic index so it makes you feel good as well as providing important minerals and nutrients including…

Tangy Slaw with Sauerkraut and Apples

I saw a similar recipe in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, but they wanted me to shred up some Brussels Sprouts.  This I could not do.  You see, I do not like Brussels Sprouts.  So this recipe has sauerkraut, cabbage, apples, raisins, and dried cranberries.  

Hill Country Potato Salad

This is a take on German potato salad and as such has no mayonnaise. It sort of has a sweet-sour flavor profile.  The recipe comes from an old pamphlet, “Texas Recipes from Texas Places, Volume III.”  It’s a Texan-ized German potato salad recipe.

Italian Three Bean Salad

This is a very simple, old-fashioned recipe that I remember eating as a child.  I didn’t eat much as a child, but I did like this.  I don’t think anyone even told me it was technically Italian food.  We didn’t label food like that 50 years ago.  We just ate whatever was put before us,…

Chayote Slaw with Mango Vinaigrette

I like to try unfamiliar ingredients, but sometimes have no idea what to do with them. Oftentimes, if the ingredient is primarily used in Latin America, I still don’t know what to do with it because the recipes are written in Spanish. My husband is Latino, but he doesn’t usually know what anything is. **Sigh**…

Dilled Chickpea Salad

Recently a new grocery store opened up around here. Well, maybe not exactly a grocery store, but not a farm stand either. It’s called North Shore Farms. It’s like Trader Joes or Whole Foods, I guess. I was all excited to try it because I like to think I am buying local and organic foods…

Beet and Tomato Salad

This recipe is designed to use those pretty and colorful heirloom tomatoes.  I just had red compari tomatoes, but I did have some colorful grape tomatoes.  The contrast of colors is just delightful; dark red in the beets, lighter red for the tomatoes and, of course, yellows and oranges from the grape tomatoes.

Kasha

If you watch too much television, you would think kasha is only for your breakfast cereal.  You would also believe that that lady in the jeans wanders all over remote areas of the world to find it for you.  You have seen that commercial, right?  If not, just ignore me. According to Ferdinand the Great…

50 Ways to Leave Your Slaw Lover

Cole slaw is such an iconic dish of summer. It goes with practically anything. I found these 50 variations in “Food Network” magazine. Now it really does go with everything.  In the classic recipe sugar is called for.  If you prefer, you can use an equivalent amount of sugar substitute.  Also, you will note that…

Balsamic and Grape Farro

This is a Thursday selection from my friend the Sunday Strategist. It’s a blog at Cooking Light magazine that picks out what to make Monday through Friday. Saves me from having to think about it.