Oh, how I love this easy and elegant recipe for bistro salad! If you can fry an egg (and click here for my perfect fried eggs recipe!) then you can make this lovely, swanky number that is light and delicious and colorful and ready in two shakes. This is one of those dinners (and sometimes lunches) that I always have on call for those days when I have run out of clever ideas for what to make for dinner…or those nights when whatever clever idea I DID have on the menu happens to land on One Of Those Days. Ready for some bistro salad deliciousness? Let’s make it!
I’m having a torrid fling with ramen noodles lately. Yup, those 39 cent packets of evil deliciousness that we all lived on the first year we graduated from college because we couldn’t afford anything else. For years after that era in my life, I didn’t even think about ramen, much less buy it and eat it. Until recently, when for some reason I developed deep ramen yearning that led to this cheesy ramen soup, and then recently to this dish of ramen topped with a cheeseburger, a little bacon, some chopped greens and a drizzle of sesame oil over the whole thing. Yup. I’m at Defcon One, ramen-wise. Let’s make it!
This recipe for flipped chicken Caesar salad is my new chicken salad crush, and here’s why. You know how when you order a chicken Caesar salad and it comes with tons of the salad on the bottom and strips of chicken on the top, with tons of dressing and great big croutons? I love the taste of all those things, but to that arrangement I say NOPE.
Nope to the big croutons, nope to the lots and lots of dressing, and nope to the lettuce being the star of the show. So…I flipped it. The chicken is now a lovely whole golden sautéed chicken breast and the lettuce is the garnish. There is just the right amount of dressing, and the croutons are crispy little breadcrumbs, all covered in delectable shavings of parmesan cheese. It just goes to show you what can happen when you turn things upside down…let’s make it!
I love this easy recipe for lettuce wrap tacos any time of year, but around this time of year it becomes an Actual Necessity in my house. More on that in a little bit, but as you can probably see from the picture, this is quick and easy and light version of tacos that features your favorite spicy, drippy, delicious taco meat, but instead of taco shells it’s nestled in bright crunchy lettuce leaves. Some sweet cherry tomatoes, some chopped scallions for a little bite and of course a generous handful of buttery avocado, and you are in healthy taco heaven. Let’s make it!
This recipe for Monte Cristo salad is one of the ways I ease myself from the lazy hazy days of summer into the shorter crisper days of fall. It’s got all the scrumptious comfort food elements of my favorite grilled cheese sandwich…the ham and turkey, the Swiss cheese, the sweet taste of French toast…but inRead More & Get the Recipe
This warm bacon and cheese salad is the good kind of cheesy, just to get things straight right from the get-go. It’s the cheesy that comes from a little bit of cheese in almost every mouthful of this no messing around salad, which is a mixture of tender butter lettuce, a handful of your favorite nuts and a generous amount of teeny little cheese cubes, all topped with a warm bacon dressing. And because I can’t help myself, an extra mound of chopped crispy bacon right in the center of everyone’s serving. It’s the perfect side salad to grilled chicken or steak, and one of my favorite things to make when I have an extra hunk of cheese sitting around waiting to be made into something. Or when I get a craving for warm bacon dressing, which is often. Ready for some cheese-filled, bacon-covered deliciousness? Let’s make it!