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Category: Salads

Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

Yes, fall has arrived! It is a sure sign when I visit the market and there are 5 types of pears to choose from. This Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad is a quick and simple preparation and so good. The bosc pears work in this recipe because I like

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Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

If you consume as many salads and love eating salad as much as I do, it is crucial to have a variety of vinaigrettes in your repertoire. This subtle Walnut Oil Vinaigrette is simple but has more subtle flavors than the classic garlic vinaigrette. When making salad dressings, my criteria

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tomato, mozarella and fig salad

Tomato, Mozzarella and Fig Salad

This is one heck of an easy salad to make. It relies on very fresh summer produce which happens to be all around, whether at a farmers market or at a local grocery store. So many types of heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes or Roma tomatoes at their peak of ripeness.

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Lemon Tahini Dressing with ingredients in background

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Years ago when I lived in New York City, I often visited a small cafe and would order a salad with this dressing. It was a long, long time ago, no internet so I had to figure out what was in the Lemon Tahini Dressing by trial and error. The

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Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

I love the way cabbage holds up to any type of dressing you throw at it. This Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing is filled with green cabbage, green onions, almonds, peanuts or whatever nuts you have to add crunch and a smooth, luscious peanut dressing. The Cabbage Salad can be

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Lemon Dijon Potato Salad

Lemon Dijon Potato Salad

My goal was to come up with a potato salad that wasn’t heavy with mayonnaise and would be a great side dish to serve with salmon or burgers or a green salad. Lemon Dijon Potato Salad is a bright flavored side dish with layers of deliciousness. Lemon, Dijon mustard, vinegar,

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Italian Tricolore Salad in a white bowl with italian bread on the side

Italian Tricolore Salad

A classic Italian dish. This Tricolore Salad is definitely one of my favorites. Tricolore refers to the three colors of lettuce: radicchio, arugula and endive. It is a salad made of three bitter lettuces or chicories. Similar to my Radicchio Salad which consists of just the one lettuce (chicory), this

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Jicama and grapefruit salad

Jicama and Grapefruit Salad

This recipe has been adapted from the Jicama and Grapefruit Salad at the Slanted Door in San Fransisco. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the bay area featuring modern Vietnamese cuisine. I am always on the lookout for new ingredients to spruce-up a salad and even though Jicama

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Arugula, Peach Salad with Mozzarella

Arugula, Peach and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Okay, here’s the deal. To make great tasting food you need the best, freshest ingredients you can find. Particularly when it comes to fruits and vegetables, you want to buy produce that is in season and organic if possible. This Arugula, Peach and Mozzarella Salad is the perfect example of

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Fattoush Salad with Sumac

Fattoush Salad with Zatar Dressing

I had my first Fattoush Salad at a little restaurant in Silver Lake with my sister Michele and we both fell in love with it! It is a classic Lebanese salad featuring the spice sumac. Sumac is a large bush, native to the middle east which has red berries that are

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Introducing a collaboration between
Culver City Farmers Market
and My Studio Kitchen.
In my weekly visits to the market,
I’ll be checking out the fresh produce
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what’s new and what’s in season.
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and experiment with
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