Category Archives for Salads

Spring Wheat Berry Salad

About this time last year, I learned how to properly cook quinoa, a revelation that not only gave the ancient grain a permanent spot in my pantry, but also inspired a number of grain salads I made all summer long. … Continue reading

04. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Easter, Eating Locally, Salads, Side dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 27 comments

Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate, Walnuts & Jalapeno

About this time last year I discovered a most-delicious salad, a Greg and Lucy Malouf creation, a mixture of green olives, walnuts and pomegranate seeds tossed in a spicy, sweet, salty dressing, a combination I find irresistible. It’s light. It’s … Continue reading

12. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 26 comments

Bulgogi with Cucumber-Apple Pickle

Last Friday, Ben and I arrived at our friends’ house to find a beautiful scene: a rice cooker sitting on the counter, a serving dish spilling with pickled bean sprouts, a plate towering with sheets of roasted seaweed, and a … Continue reading

25. September 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Meat, Salads | 33 comments

Cucumber & Green Grape Gazpacho | Quinoa Salad with Mango, Lime & Ginger

I arrived at the Albany airport to find my auntie Marcy waiting at baggage claim ready to snatch Wren from my arms and to feed me, as always, immediately. She led me to her car, and before I could even … Continue reading

18. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian | 22 comments


I find myself living in a Potemkin village, my cookbooks — clutter! — hidden away, my stand mixer — clutter! — stashed in the hutch, my pots, pans, utensils, teapot — clutter! — boxed up in the garage. Staged by … Continue reading

26. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Side dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 32 comments

Soba Noodles with Peanut Dressing

My pantry is cluttered with odd ingredients, a reflection of impulse purchases made after seeing recipes for “ultimately authentic” dishes I feel I have to make immediately. As I often don’t make these dishes immediately, I end up collecting tubs … Continue reading

18. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Lunch, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 38 comments

Quinoa with Walnuts, Radishes & Spring Onions • How to Cook Quinoa Properly • Fair Trade Quinoa

A few weeks ago I discovered that for all the years I have been cooking quinoa I have been doing it wrong. The quinoa I have made, as a result, while edible and receptive to countless seasonings and additions, has … Continue reading

03. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Gluten-free, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 44 comments

What to do with those Radishes …

On Wednesday we welcomed spring, the arrival of a new season’s CSA, and the first of many many many many many radishes. Can you sense my enthusiasm? Look, I love radishes — honest, I do — and I don’t want … Continue reading

23. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 21 comments

Homemade Breadcrumbs & Infinite Ways to Use Them

Homemade breadcrumbs slipped into our dinner regimen slowly, appearing on our salads to start, the kale caesars in particular, quietly replacing croutons altogether. But shortly after their introduction, perhaps encouraged by their warm reception, they made haste, and soon began … Continue reading

18. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Entrees, Pasta, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 23 comments

Green Olive, Walnut & Pomegranate Salad; Thanksgiving Day Recap

Tired of cooking? Me too. But I have one more teensy tiny recipe to share with you before I disappear into I-don’t-feel-like-cooking-anything mode. And it’s a good one. You HAVE to make this. Not immediately, but soon and definitely before … Continue reading

24. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Salsa, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 23 comments

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