Category Archives: salads

Winner of Pies and Tarts with Heart!

Congratulations, #10: Cassi Conyers! I will try to contact you privately, but if you don’t hear from me, please send me your mailing address. I know you will love Pies and Tarts with Heart, which is packed with both savory and sweet recipes. Because Celine and I are starting work on a new book, I […]

Asian Salad Number 2

Yet again I bought a bag of bean sprouts far ahead of their expiration date, only to have them turn to a liquidy mush in my refrigerator. I love them, but for some reason, they always spoil on me. I got them especially for this salad. For this one, I used a base of napa […]

Cajun Corn Salad

  That’s corn salad. In truth, corn salad that I made back in August when it was still sweet corn season here in Ohio. I was pre-mofo’ing. I’ll tell you about that in a minute, but a couple of things first: Many thanks to all who came out to the Books by the Banks book […]

Asian Salad Number 1

  Spicy seitan atop a chopped salad of bok choy, daikon and other clean-out-the-fridge vegetables rose to the next level when I added canned chopped cherry tomatoes. Warning: these tomatoes are very potent!  I chopped up a handful and they added a salty, ginger and garlic zing. I’m working on a sesame dressing,  and this […]

4th of July, Birthday Cake, and a Contest!

Happy Day After the 4th, aka my birthday! Growing up, I was convinced the 4th of July was just for me. With a lazy summer day spent in a pool,  a cookout, incredible hand-cranked ice cream, Mom’s lovingly homemade birthday cake, and finishing the day with fireworks, how could it not be? Of course, things […]